Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels Game 1 - 8/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels Game 1 - 8/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM (Globe Life Park)

Texas Rangers +120 / Los Angeles Angels -130 O/U: 11.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers will meet up for game one of their MLB doubleheader on Tuesday.

In the Monday opener of this set, we had an 11-inning thriller as the Rangers won in walk-off fashion 8-7.

For the Tuesday game one, the Angels will send out Andrew Heaney for the start. Across 56.2 innings and a 2-3 record this year, Heaney has a 4.76 ERA with 64 Ks and 20 BBs.

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LA jumped out to a big 7-1 lead after two innings, but failed to score again in the game. The Angels would post 13 hits on the night and had five players with two knocks apiece.

Over on the Rangers’ side, they’re going with Brock Burke in the start on Tuesday. Burke is being called up from Triple-A Nashville to make his MLB debut here.

The Rangers chipped away at the six-run deficit, tying things up with a pair of runs in the eighth. Hunter Pence led the way with three hits, and just one Texas batter failed to notch a hit.

The Angels are 7-0 in their last seven openers of doubleheaders and 7-2 in their last nine Tuesday games. LA is 0-5 in their last five in game two of a series and 5-2 in Heaney’s last seven starts.

Meanwhile, the Rangers are 16-6 in their last 22 openers of doubleheaders and 1-4 in their last five Tuesday games. The under is 4-0-1 in Texas’ last five in game two of a series and the over is 7-3 in their last 10 Tuesday games.

Heaney has been decent over his last four starts, with a total of eight earned over 20.0 innings during that stretch. He’s also coming off a quality start against the White Sox.

As for Burke, he has a 7.88 ERA in two starts with Nashville and went 3-5 with a 3.18 ERA at Frisco before that. Those numbers don’t breed a whole lot of confidence so I’m going with the Angels here.

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Andrew’s Pick Los Angeles Angels -130

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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