Bet the Runline: Rangers vs. Angels 5/25/22

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Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 09:38 ET
Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Money Line: Rangers +134 / Angels -160 (Everygame)
Total Line: 8.5


Texas: Glenn Otto (1-2, 5.55)
Los Angeles: Reid Detmers (2-1, 4.15)

Rangers Projected Lineup

Kole Calhoun RF
Andy Ibanez 3B
Jonah Heim C
Mitch Garver C
Charlie Culberson 3B
Corey Seager SS
Adolis Garcia CF
Eli White LF
Marcus Semien 2B
Glenn Otto P

Angels Projected Lineup

Max Stassi C
Tyler Wade RF
Jared Walsh 1B
Taylor Ward RF
Brandon Marsh LF
Anthony Rendon 3B
Andrew Velazquez SS
DH Shohei Ohtani
Mike Trout CF
Reid Detmers P


Texas Rangers: 18-23-0 SU / OU 17-20-4 / Run Line W/L 24-17-0
Los Angeles Angels: 27-17-0 SU / OU 20-21-3 / Run Line W/L 23-21-0

The Los Angeles Angels host the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, May 25th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:38 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-160), with an OU line set at 8.5.

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Texas heads into today’s action, looking to rebound from a 5-3 loss to the LA Angels. On their way to giving up 5 runs, the Rangers staff allowed 12 hits. With their 6 hits, the Rangers could only muster 3 runs. Texas’s loss came as the underdog, getting 130.0 on the moneyline. The Rangers and LA Angels played to an even match of the over-under line set at 8.0 runs. Even with the over-under draw, Texas has an over-under record of just 17-20-4.

The Rangers will be hoping to pick up a win in today’s matchup, as they have gone just 1-4 over their last 5 games. This mark has come on an average run margin of just -7. A key reason for Texas’s recent struggles is an offense averaging just 2.0 runs per game over their last 5 contests, compared to a season average of 4.00. Texas’s overall series record is just 5-9-0.

Los Angeles is coming off a 2-run win over the Rangers (5-3). In the winning effort, the team’s pitchers held the Rangers to 3 runs and 6 hits. At the plate, the Angels scored 5 times on 12 hits. In the game, Los Angeles was able to take care of business as they were the favorite at -155.0. So far, the team has won 65.0% of the games in which they were favored. Combined, the Angels and the Rangers matched the over-under total of 8.0. This result drops Los Angeles’s OU record down to 20-21-3.

In their last 5 games, the Angels have put together a record of 3-2. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at 4. Los Angeles has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 4.2 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.82. On the season, Los Angeles has won more than half of their series, going 10-3-1.

Pitching Matchup

Texas will roll with Glenn Otto (1-2) as their starter. So far, Otto has put together an ERA of 5.55. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 4.82 innings. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.253. Opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Otto, averaging 1.49 homers per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Otto has a strikeout percentage of just 17.0% and a per game average of 3.6. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 4.81 walks per contest.

The Los Angeles Angels will send Reid Detmers to the mound with an overall record of 2-1. To date, Detmers has an ERA of 4.15 while lasting an average of 4.89 innings per appearance. Across his previous outings, opponents are batting 0.172 against Detmers. Home runs have been a concern for Detmers as he is allowing 1.32 per 9 innings. Detmers is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 3.42 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 18.0%. Throughout the season, Detmers has avoided walking batters, allowing just 2.6 per contest.

Texas vs Los Angeles History

Today’s matchup between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels will be their 8th meeting of the season. Today’s game will be a rubber match for the two teams, as Texas and Los Angeles each have 4 wins. The over-under record in this series sits at 6-1-1. The average run total in these games is 8.89 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.62 runs. Dating back to last season, the Los Angeles picked up 11 wins compared to 8, taking the season series. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 8-10-1, with the average run total being 8.89 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.42 runs per game.

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas’s last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games when playing Texas

Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels Prediction

In Wednesday’s matchup between the Angels and Rangers, look for Los Angeles to pick up the win. With Glen Otto on the mound for Texas, I give the Angels enough of an edge to take them on the runline. Even though Reid Detmers had a disappointing follow-up performance to his no-hitter, I expect a better outing vs Texas.

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