MLB Matchups  >>  Texas Rangers vs. LA Angels Angels Preview 05/03/2014

 
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The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels will meet on the field at Angel Stadium on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Matt Harrison in this game. Harrison has a 0-0 record and a 3.00 ERA this season.

The Angels will counter Harrison with Garrett Richards. Righthander Richards has a 2.53 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Texas was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Texas: 16-13 SU
Los Angeles: 14-14 SU
TEXAS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

LOS ANGELES MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Texas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas's last 11 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Angels's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels's last 10 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels's last 10 games when playing at home against Texas

NEXT UP:
LA Angels home to Texas, Sunday, May 4