Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 18 (5/18): MLB

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 18 (5/18): MLB

Credit: photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Angels money line -175
Angels run line -1.5 (-115)
Rangers money line +144
Rangers run line +1.5 (-105)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Los Angeles Angels Texas Rangers
Record 24-15 16-19
Road / home record 12-8 9-12
Last 10 record 6-4 6-4
Streak L2 W3
Over / under record 19-18-2 16-15-4
Runs / game 4.94 3.88
Runs allowed / game 3.44 4.47

Preview

The Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers will play the 3rd game of the series at the Globe Life Field on Wednesday night. The Rangers beat the Angels 10-5 on Tuesday night and secured the series.

Los Angeles Angels

The Angels have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 24-15 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.

Michael Lorenzen leads the pitching staff with a 3.57 ERA, 24 strikeouts and 4 wins recorded for the Angels.

Probable Pitcher:

Shohei Ohtan (2-1, 3.77 ERA) will be on the mound for the Angels in the 3rd game of the series. Ohtani struck out 5 and issued two walks while allowing only 1 run across 6 innings against the Rays. He already faced the Rangers this season and allowed 6 runs in just 3.2 innings.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 16-19 record and have won 3 of their last 4 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:  Dane Dunning (1-2, 4.06 ERA)

Dunning will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Rangers. Dunning allowed five runs on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings Friday, striking out six and taking a loss against the Red Sox.

BETTING TRENDS

LA Angels are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.

LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas..

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games against LA Angels.

Texas are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games at home.

Prediction

The Rangers have found some great offense lately and have scored 24 runs in last 3 games. The Angels are the 2th best offense in the MLB averaging almost 5 runs per game. LA will send Ohtani to the mound who got pounded by the Rangers earlier this season. Dunning is coming from allow 5 runs against the Red Sox so with these 2 power offenses I think the total has been set too low. Give me the over.

PICK: Over 7.5 (-110)

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