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Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers

May 18, 2024


Game 2 of a three-game weekend series between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers will take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, starting at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday evening and airing on Fox.

Los Angeles Angels' Team Preview

The Los Angeles Angels had a dominant performance in Game 1 of the series against the Texas Rangers on the road and won by a score of 9-3 as they got to Andrew Heaney early in the game, scoring six runs in the first five innings of the game, including a two-run home run hit by Zachary Neto that also scored Jo Adell. 

Tyler Anderson had a solid performance on the mound for Los Angeles, as he allowed one run and struck out four batters in his seven innings pitched against Texas. However, the Angels still have one of the worst records this season at 17-28, which puts them in last place in the AL West and seven games behind the Seattle Mariners for first place in the division. 

The Angels won Game 1 of the series for the third time in the last five games, and they have won by an average margin of.2 runs per game in those meetings. The Los Angeles Angels will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Texas Rangers for Game 2 of the series.

Texas Rangers Team Preview

The Los Angeles Angels roughed up Andrew Heaney in Game 1 of the series, and the Rangers' bats were cold as they lost the matchup 3-9 at home. Andrew Heaney has not won a game this season, dropping to 0-5 on the year after only lasting 3 ? innings in Game 1 of the series against the Angles while having a whip of 1.91 and allowing two runs.

The Rangers were the first to score in the game when Jonah Heim hit a one-run home run; however, the Rangers would only record two additional hits in the game against the Angels, with one of the hits coming in the 8th inning when Marcus Semien hit a two-run home run. 

In their last seven games, the Rangers have only managed one victory and have struggled to score runs, with their opponents outscoring them by an average of 2.43 to 5.43 runs per game. The Texas Rangers will look to bounce back following the loss in Game 1 of the series when they host the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

The Texas Rangers are listed as -135 moneyline favorites at home against the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of the series on Saturday evening, according to BetNow. The teams have split the previous five contests, with Texas outscoring Los Angeles by an average of 4.7 to 3.9 runs per game, while the Angels have won two of the previous three contests and have won by an average of 2.33 runs per game. 

Game Pick

Texas has struggled to produce runs over the last seven games, averaging 2.43 runs per game during that stretch, while Los Angeles has scored five or more runs in five of their previous six matchups. The Angels have won two of the previous three meetings against the Rangers, with an average margin of 2.33 runs per game, which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Los Angeles Angels when they travel to face the Texas Rangers for Game 2 of the series on Saturday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Angels Moneyline (+115)