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MLB Betting Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers
September 25, 2023
The Texas Rangers (87-68) and Los Angeles Angels (70-86) will kick off their divisional three-game series in California soon. Can the Rangers continue their winning streak as the playoffs are fast approaching?
Texas Rangers Betting Preview
The Rangers have won their last five consecutive games, which were against the Boston Red Sox and all three against the Seattle Mariners. They still have some work to do, as they are only leading the AL West by three games ahead of the Houston Astros and Mariners.
Consistently delivering a strong plate performance with a batting average of .266 and a slugging percentage of .455, they present a formidable challenge when taking on the Angels. They show they can hang with any offense for other teams.
Conversely, their opponents uphold a .246 batting average and carry a 4.29 ERA. Reducing these figures could pave the way for success, which now is a good time to practice.
Their recent momentum shows that they are ready for the playoffs and they cannot afford to let their foot off of the gas. They need to use this series as a final adjustment to make a good playoff run.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview
The Angels have gone 2-3 in their last five matchups, which include tough games against the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins. Over their last 10, they have done worse at 2-8.
The team's current standout performance includes a batting average of .245 and a slugging percentage of .428, showcasing quality potential to keep up with the Rangers. They will need to do a bit better though, as the Rangers will want a shootout.
Defensively, they have had difficulties in keeping opposing teams to a .253 batting average and maintained a solid ERA of 4.65. Any good days on the mound will help out here.
The Angels do not have the best momentum heading into this series. However, they have nothing to lose here, so all the pressure will be on the Rangers.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
MyBookie's most recent odds show that the Texas Rangers are favorites to win this matchup. Looking at market analysis, it reveals that the Rangers have 52.9 percent likelihood to capitalize on the road.
Los Angeles Angels: +154
Texas Rangers: -185
Despite this series being tied 5-5 between these two, the Rangers have scored 67 runs to the Angels’ 48. On average, the Rangers have scored 6.7 runs a game while the Angels put up 4.8, giving them a slight edge to succeed. Look for the Rangers to glide into California and land a win.
Spooky Express Pick: Texas Rangers -185
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