Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 31 (7/31): MLB

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 31 (7/31): MLB

Credit: photo by Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 4:07 p.m. EST
Angels money line -125
Angels run line -1.5 (+165)
Rangers money line +105
Rangers run line +1.5 (-182)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Los Angeles Angels Texas Rangers
Record 43-58 45-55
Home / road record 22-27 24-29
Last 10 record 4-6 4-6
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 46-49-6 48-45-7
Runs / game 3.89 4.50
Runs allowed / game 4.22 4.45

 

Preview

The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels will play the 4th game of the series at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Sunday. The Angels bounced back and got the win in the third game of the series. The Angels rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 9-7 on Saturday night, led by Luis Rengifo's go-ahead two-run double.

Los Angeles Angels

The Angels get here with a 43-58 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.89 runs per game. They're batting for .230 AVG, 385 runs scored in 756 hits and 110 home runs, ranking #25 in offense in the league tied with the Miami Marlins. Mike Trout leads the team with a .294 avg, 24 home runs and 51 RBI. Ohtani has 21 Home runs and 59 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 4.22 runs per game and rank #11 in the league. Shohei Ohtani leads the pitching staff with a 2.81 ERA, 145 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Reid Detmers (3-3, 3.84 ERA) will be on the mound for the Angels in the 4th game of the series. Detmers earned the win over Atlanta on Sunday by allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six. He has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 9.00 and 12 strikeouts in 3 appearances against the Rangers in his career.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 45-55 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.58 runs per game and they're batting for .240 AVG, have 441 runs scored in 801 hits and 124 home runs, ranking #9 in offense in the league behind the Toronto Blue Jays. Adolis Garcia leads with 61 RBI and 18 home runs while Corey Seager has 23 homers and 54 RBI.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.45 runs per game and rank #21 in the league. Martin Perez gave up one run on three hits over seven innings against the Angels. He leads the pitching staff with a 2.59 ERA, 101 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:

Dane Dunning (1-6, 4.38 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rangers in the 4th game of the series. In Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Seattle, Dunning was given no decision despite allowing two runs on four hits, three walks, and five strikeouts in five innings. He has a record of 1-3 with an ERA of 6.30 and 34 strikeouts in 6 appearances against the Angels in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Texas Rangers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

Texas Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels.

LA Angels are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Angels' last 14 games against Texas.

Prediction

The Angels offense exploded on Saturday's game and scores 9 runs to beat the Rangers and they might have another good opportunity to win this game as they'll face Dane Dunning who was pounded by the Angels with 5 runs in the last meeting. Reid Detmers will take the mound for the Angels who has also been pounded by the Rangers this season. Expect another high scoring game as both offenses are hot right now and these aren't great pitchers. Take the over.

PICK: Over 8.5 (-110)

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