Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/4/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date & Time: 9/5/2021, 1:07 AM UTC
Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Latest Odds: LAA -176 ; Total 8.5
TV Channel: BSW

The final game of the Saturday MLB schedule will feature a matchup between the Texas Rangers and the host Los Angeles Angels. The Rangers (47-87) have dropped 50 of their 66 road games and are sitting in last place in the AL West Division standings. Last night, Texas OF Jason Martin hit a two-run blast during a 3-2 road loss against Los Angeles.

Twenty-four year old southpaw Kolby Allard (3-11 5.01 ERA) will make his 17th start of the season. Last time out, Allard gave up five runs in six innings during a 5-2 home loss versus Houston.

The Los Angeles Angels are five games above .500 at home and have suffered through an injury riddled season. On Friday, All-Star SP Shohei Ohtani (9-1) struck out eight batters across seven inning of two-run ball to earn the win. OF Jo Adell had a pair of hits and scored a run for the Angels, who improved to 67-68 on the season.

Los Angeles manager Joe Maddon will turn to left-hander Jose Suarez (5-7 4.10 ERA) on Saturday. In his last start, Suarez allowed two runs and lasted just three plus innings during a 10-2 home victory versus San Diego.

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Betting Trends

  • Rangers are 18-37 in their last 55 during game 2 of a series.
  • Angels are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series.
  • Over is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 Saturday games.
  • Over is 48-17-2 in Angels last 67 games as a home favorite.
  • Rangers are 6-17 in the last 23 meetings in Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles OF Mike Trout is still dealing with soreness in his right calf and could be shut down for the season. Through 134 games, Texas ranks 29th in OPS and 28th in runs scored. For the season, Los Angeles ranks 15th in OPS and 14th in runs scored. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Angels win 6-4.

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