|Game||Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels|
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 20, 2019, 2:05 PM (EDT)|
LAA -141 Total 11.5
In the first game of a Tuesday doubleheader, the Los Angeles Angels will square off against the Texas Rangers from Globe Life Park. Last night, Los Angeles was unable to protect a two-run lead entering the eighth inning of an 8-7 road loss. Albert Pujols homered and drove in three runs for the Angels, who fell to three games below .500 overall.
Twenty-eight year old lefty Andrew Heaney (2-3 4.76 ERA) will make his 12th start of the season for the Angels. Last time out, Heaney allowed three runs across seven innings during an 8-7 home victory versus Chicago.
The Texas Rangers have won 36 of their 62 home games, but have fallen out of contention in the AL Wild Card race. On Monday, Rougned Odor tied the game with a two-run single in the eighth inning and Isiah Kiner-Falefa won it with a walk-off infield single five innings later. Hunter Pence added three hits and scored a run for the Rangers.
Twenty-three year old southpaw Brock Burke will make his major league debut for the Rangers. Across four levels of minor league ball this season, Burke was 3-5 with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.
Recent Betting Trends
Angels are 1-6 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Over is 4-1-1 in Heaneys last 6 road starts.
Over is 7-3-1 in Rangers last 11 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Angels are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Texas OF Joey Gallo (wrist) is unlikely to make his return before the middle of next month. Through 127 games, Los Angeles ranks 13th in OPS and 10th in runs scored. For the season, Texas ranks 15th in OPS and 11th in runs scored. Take the Angels in the opening game of the doubleheader. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Angels win 6-5.