Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Match Preview and Free Picks
After proving to be mortal on the road, the Los Angeles Angels return home to what has been a house of horrors of late as they begin a three-game series against the Texas Rangers on Friday. Los Angeles won 14 of its first 18 road contests this season before finishing 4-6 on a road trip that concluded with Thursday's 6-2 loss in Detroit.
One bright spot in the Angels' trek was rookie catcher Jose Briceno, who went 2-for-4 with a home run in each of his first two major-league starts behind the plate. Texas settled for a split of its four-game series in Seattle after dropping a 6-1 decision on Thursday.
Nomar Mazara belted a solo homer as he posted his third consecutive two-hit performance while Adrian Beltre returned from a stint on the disabled list to go 2-for-4. The 39-year-old Dominican, who had been sidelined with a strained left hamstring, raised his career hits total to 3,082 to move past Cap Anson for 22nd place on the all-time list.
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Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Starting Pitchers Report
Rangers RH Bartolo Colon (2-2, 3.55 ERA): Colon makes his third attempt at career victory No. 243, which will tie him with Juan Marichal for most by a pitcher from the Dominican Republic. The 45-year-old, who is with his 11th major-league team, settled for a no-decision against Kansas City on Saturday after allowing three runs and five hits in seven innings. Colon is 12-8 with five complete games, four shutouts and a 3.62 ERA in 25 starts and one relief appearance against the Angels - the club for which he pitched from 2004-07, leading the American League in 2005 with a career-high 21 wins en route to capturing the Cy Young Award.
Angels RH Jaime Barria (4-1, 2.97): Barria came away with a victory over the Yankees in New York on Saturday despite giving up four runs and six hits - three homers - over five innings. The 21-year-old Panamanian rookie went 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in four starts in May after splitting his two turns the previous month. Barria made his major-league debut at Texas on April 11, notching the win after allowing one hit - a solo homer - in five innings.
Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds
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Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Free Predictions and Result
|Angels -155 Over/Under 8½||Angels 5, Rangers 3|
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Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Season Player Stats
|LA Angels||A. Simmons||.337||69||.875|
|LA Angels||M. Trout||18||47||36|
Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games|
|Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas's last 13 games on the road|
|Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Angels|
|Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Angels|
|Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels|
|Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Angels|
Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds Trends
|LA Angels is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|LA Angels is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games|
|LA Angels is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|LA Angels is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home|
|LA Angels is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Texas|
|LA Angels is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas|
|LA Angels is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas|
|LA Angels is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Texas|