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Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers
Date & Time Thursday July 4, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Globe Life Park in Arlington
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +120 / Texas Rangers -141 -- Over/Under: 11
TV Channel
FSSW, FSW
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The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers meet Thursday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Angels have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 13 of their last 16 games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy La Stella leads the Angels with 85 hits and 44 RBI while Mike Trout and David Fletcher have combined for 167 hits and 91 RBI. Griffin Canning gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.79 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Canning’s second career game against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rangers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 95 hits and 44 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 162 hits and 81 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 10-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass, 7-1 in Lynns last 8 home starts and 4-1 in Lynns last 5 starts during game 3 of a series. The Angels are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings and the under is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Lynns last 8 starts overall.

The Los Angeles Angels have had their way offensively in this series and are probably riding an emotional high with the recent death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The plus money is intriguing in this spot. However, Lynn is coming off a hot month of June where he allowed 13 runs in 40.1 innings while striking out 48. Lynn is coming off an eight-inning shutout on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays where he allowed just three hits and had 10 strikeouts. The Texas Rangers are too good of a team to let this losing skid continue for much longer and Lynn is as hot as they come. I'll back the home team. 

Pick:
Texas Rangers -141

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