Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers, Friday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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69-65, 2nd in American League West September 1, 8:05 PM | Grass of Globe Life Park 66-67, 3rd in American League West
LA Angels at Texas, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:05 PM ET, Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet-Pittsburgh, CSN Chicago
PITCHING MATCHUP: Pirates RH Ivan Nova (11-11, 3.97 ERA) vs. Cubs LH Jose Quintana (8-11, 4.49)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Los Angeles Angels[T. Skaggs -L ] +1½ -190 -102 Ov 10½ -120
Texas Rangers [C. Hamels -L] -1½ +165 -108 Un 10½ +100
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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers meet at Globe Life Park.

The Angels will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Tyler Skaggs in this game. Skaggs has a 1-4 record and a 4.26 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rangers will be Cole Hamels. The left hander has a 3.77 ERA to go along with a 9-2 record this season.

Skaggs saw his winless streak reach six outings on Saturday as he allowed five runs for the second straight trip to the mound in a no-decision versus Houston. The 26-year-old owns an 0-3 record and 4.56 ERA in his last five starts (25 2/3 innings) and fell to 2-2 with a 5.66 ERA in seven career appearances against Texas after permitting five runs in 5 1/3 innings of a 5-3 setback on Aug. 21. Choo is 5-for-7 and Elvis Andrus is 6-for-14 versus Skaggs, who has kept Rougned Odor (0-for-10) and Carlos Gomez (0-for-6, five strikeouts) under wraps.

Hamels enjoyed a 5-0 stretch over his previous six starts before getting shredded on Saturday for six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings of an 8-3 setback at Oakland. The 33-year-old looks to return to his winning ways versus Los Angeles, against which he posted dominant outings on July 7 and Aug. 21 to improve to 4-1 with a 2.47 ERA in eight career turns. Hamels has handcuffed Trout (2-for-15, six strikeouts), Andrelton Simmons (4-for-30) and Kole Calhoun (3-for-21, 10 strikeouts) in his career.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 108-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.

Texas will host its first baseball game since Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in the southeastern portion of the state. The Texas Rangers return from splitting a 10-game road trip to provide the honors on Friday, when they open a three-game series against the American League West-rival Los Angeles Angels.

Shin-Soo Choo extended his hitting and run-scoring streaks to five contests on Thursday afternoon in a 5-1 setback against Houston at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The 35-year-old South Korean is 8-for-24 with two homers, five RBIs and eight runs scored during that stretch and went 7-for-17 as Texas won three of four from Los Angeles on Aug. 21-24. While the Rangers trail Minnesota by four games for the second wild-card spot in the AL, the Angels find themselves 1 1/2 behind the Twins after erupting for 21 runs in a sweep of Oakland earlier this week to split their 10-game homestand. Los Angeles did its best to improve its club without taking the field on Thursday as it provided some offensive support for Mike Trout by acquiring All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from Detroit and second baseman Brandon Phillips from Atlanta.

In their last action, Texas was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at -169 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 10-8 result against the Athletics on August 30. Bettors who backed the Angels at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Los Angeles:
Team record: 69-65 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
LA Angels is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Angels is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games

Team record: 66-67 SU
Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Texas Saturday, September 2


1. Los Angeles DH Albert Pujols recorded a hit in all four games of his team’s recent series against Texas, registering a homer and four RBIs.

2. Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is expected to have an MRI on Friday after straining his left hamstring while fielding a ground ball in the seventh inning of the series finale versus Houston.

3. Angels LF Ben Revere is riding a five-game hitting streak into the series but is just 4-for-20 this season against Texas, which acquired RHP Miguel Gonzalez from the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Texas Rangers will win outright at -108 and the game will stay under 10.5 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rangers 4, Angels 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.36 RUNS 5.05
4.30 RUNS AGNST 4.80
0.06 DIFF 0.26
$1,114 MONEY $192
4.09 TEAM ERA 4.48
8.18 OFF HITS 8.29
3.18 OFF WALKS 3.39
7.25 OFF Ks 9.07
8.42 DEF HITS 8.72
2.92 DEF WALKS 3.42
8.12 DEF Ks 6.90
Cam Bedrosian P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Heaney P 15-Day Disabled List
Cory Rasmus P 15-Day Disabled List
Garrett Richards P 60-Day Disabled List
C.J. Wilson P 15-Day Disabled List
Nick Tropeano P 15-Day Disabled List
Huston Street P 15-Day Disabled List
Shane Robinson OF 15-Day Disabled List
Geovany Soto C 15-Day Disabled List
Yunel Escobar 3B 7-Day Disabled List
Shin-Soo Choo OF 15-Day Disabled List
Colby Lewis P 15-Day disabled List
Tanner Scheppers P 60-Day Disabled List
Prince Fielder DH 15-Day Disabled List
Lucas Harrell P 15-Day Disabled List
Shawn Tolleson P 60-Day Disabled List
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
LA Angels are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 6 games when playing Texas
LA Angels are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games at home
Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas’s last 9 games when playing at home against LA Angels
LA Angels’s Overall Scoring vs Texas’s Overall Defense 4.4 11 4.8 8
LA Angels’s Away Scoring vs Texas’s Home Defense 4.2 12 4.8 9
LA Angels’s Road ERA vs Texas’s Home ERA Allowed 4.4 6 5.8 1
Texas’s Overall Scoring vs LA Angels’s Overall Defense 5.1 3 4.3 4
Texas’s Home Scoring vs LA Angels’s Road Defense 5.8 1 4.4 4
Texas’s Home ERA vs LA Angels’s Road ERA Allowed 4.3 8 3.9 12
Angels are third in the league in hits at 9.1 per game.
Angels allow the third most hits in the league at 9.1 per game.
Angels are the third worst in base on balls allowed, allowing 3.3 per game.
Rangers are second best in K’s per game with 6.6.


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