Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 16 (5/16): MLB

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 16 (5/16): MLB

Credit: photo by David Butler-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Angels money line -140
Angels run line -1.5 (+115)
Rangers money line +117
Rangers run line +1.5 (-135)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Los Angeles Angels Texas Rangers
Record 24-13 14-19
Road / home record 12-6 7-12
Last 10 record 7-3 5-5
Streak W2 W1
Over / under record 17-18-2 14-15-4
Runs / game 4.94 3.88
Runs allowed / game 3.44 4.47

Preview

The Los Angeles Angels will visit the Texas Rangers to play a 3-game series at the Globe Life Field. The Angels won their last series against the A's while the Rangers lost vs Red Sox.

Los Angeles Angels

The Angels have won 6 of their last 8 games and are 24-13 so far this season. They are currently the #2 offense in the MLB averaging 4.94 runs per game while allowing 3.44 runs. Mike Trout leads the team with a .312 avg, 9 home runs and 20 RBI. Ohtani has 8 Home runs and 26 RBI.

Sandoval (2-1) allowed one run and four hits in the Angels win on Sunday, lowering his ERA to 1.91.

Probable Pitcher:

Noah Syndergaard (3-1, 2.45 ERA) will be on the mound for the Angels in the 1st game of the series. Syndergaard picked up the win Monday, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 innings in an 11-3 victory over the Rays. He struck out seven. In his last start against the Rangers he allowed 2 runs and struck out 4 batters across 6 innings.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 14-19 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.88 runs per game and allowing 4.47 runs. Nathaniel Lowe is batting for .241 AVG. Adolis Garcia leads with 23 RBI and 6 home runs.

Brock Burke leads the pitching staff with 3 wins, a 1.45 ERA and 27 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:  Jon Gray (0-1, 5.51 ERA)

Gray will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Rangers. Gray, who left his last start against the Yankees when he felt "something" in his left knee, will wear a brace but is under no restrictions, per Texas manager Chris Woodwar

BETTING TRENDS

LA Angels are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games against Texas.

LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Texas are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games at home.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels.

Prediction

The Angels are the 2th best offense in the MLB averaging almost 5 runs per game. They have won 5 of their last 6 games on the road and beat the Rangers 3 of 4 times earlier this season. Syndergaard is the better pitcher here so I'll take Angels to win the first of the series.

PICK: Angels ML (-140)

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