Rangers at Angels 9/25/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels
MLB: 10:07 PM EST
Sep. 25, 2018
Latest Odds : LAA -153 O/U 9
The Texas Rangers play the second game of a three-game series on the road Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels. The Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners on Sunday 6-1. Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation from Rangers fans when removed from the game as it could be the veteran’s last game with Texas and that came just prior to the Rangers rallying for four runs to beat Seattle.
Los Angeles lost its fifth straight game on Sunday falling to the Houston Astros 6-2 and being swept at Minute Maid Park by the Astros in the three-game series. Angels starter Tyler Skaggs suffered the loss and is now 8-9 on the season after allowing five hits and four runs in just 2 1/3 innings. Skaggs has allowed 22 runs over his last 4 starts.
Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with a .267 batting average and has a team high 145 hits. Joey Gallo has the Rangers’ lead in home runs with 39 and RBIs with 91. Texas has a team batting average of .241 while opposing hitters are averaging .273 at the plate against Rangers pitching. On Tuesday, the Rangers will send Yovani Gallardo to the mound. The right-hander this season is 8-6 with an ERA of 6.59, 53 Ks and 43 BBs.
Mike Trout leads the Angels with a .316 batting average and in home runs with 38. Andrelton Simmons is the team leader in hits with 160. Justin Upton leads the team in RBIs with 84. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .243 while opposing hitters are averaging .251 at the plate against Angels pitching. On Tuesday, the Angels will send Matt Shoemaker to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-2 with an ERA of 5.48, 23 Ks and 8 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Texas is 2-5 in its last 7 overall
The OVER has cashed in 5 of Gallardo’s last 9 starts
Los Angeles has lost 10 of its last 14 at home
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Angels last 6
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Angels -153
Although the Angels have played poorly of late, Los Angeles is 5-2 in Matt Shoemaker’s last 7 starts versus the Rangers. The Angels have also won 10 of the right-hander’s last 12 starts at home and 9 of the last 12 starts for Shoemaker overall. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Angels win 8-5.