Texas Rangers vs. LA Angels Runline Pick for July 8th

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Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, July 8th, 9:38 ET
Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Money Line: Rangers -144/Angels +122 (Odds cost less at BAS!)
Total Line: 8.5

Betting Preview

Here’s our betting preview for the upcoming MLB clash between the Los Angeles Angels and the Rangers on Monday, July 8th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. We provide you with a comprehensive analysis, odds, and predictions to help with your handicapping decision or tail our expert based on the projected lineups and listed starting pitchers.

Betting Odds

ML RL Total
TEX -144 -1.5 O 8.5 (-120)
LAA +122 +1.5 U 8.5 (-102)

Jon Gray will start for the Rangers on Monday, as they are looking to extend their winning streak to four games. They are the betting favorite on the money line (-144) and have an overall record of 42-48, which has them 3rd in the AL West. The Angels are 4th in the AL West with a record of 37-52.

Monday’s forecast in Anaheim calls for clear skies and temperatures in the upper 70s. First pitch is set for 9:38 PM ET. BSW will be televising this AL West matchup.

Rangers vs. Angels Projected Lineup

Player Batting Order Position
Marcus Semien 1 2B
Corey Seager 2 SS
Josh Smith 3 3B
Adolis García 4 RF
Wyatt Langford 5 LF
Jonah Heim 6 C
Nathaniel Lowe 7 1B
Travis Jankowski 8 DH
Leody Taveras 9 CF
Jon Gray SP


Player Batting Order Position
Nolan Schanuel 1 1B
Brandon Drury 2 2B
Taylor Ward 3 LF
Miguel Sanó 4 3B
Willie Calhoun 5 DH
Logan O’Hoppe 6 C
Zach Neto 7 SS
Mickey Moniak 8 CF
Jo Adell 9 RF
Davis Daniel SP

Straight Up/Over-Under/ Runline Record

Texas Rangers: 42-48 SU / OU 35-52 / Runline 42-48
Los Angeles Angels: 37-52 SU / OU 44-43 / Runline 49-40

Rangers Records & Recent Play

Heading into their last game vs. the Rays, the Rangers closed out the series with a 13-2 win. Leading up to the game, they were the slight favorite at -132 on the money line. It was a six-run 4th inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Rays could only score two runs, both of which came in the 3rd.

Nathan Eovaldi put together a good start for the Rangers, going seven innings and giving up just two earned runs, and picking up the win. He also issued only one walk and struck out five Rays batters. Texas’s offense was carried by Jonah Heim, who went 4/5 with a homer and two RBIs.

Texas is on the road today, taking on the Angels with an overall record of 42-48, which has them 3rd in the AL West. Currently, they are six games behind the Mariners for the division lead. The Rangers have gone just 9-14 in AL West matchups this year.

The Rangers have won three straight games, and they closed out their series vs. the Rays with a win. So far, they have gone 24-21 at home compared to an 18-27 mark on the road. As the favorite, the Rangers are 25-22 and 17-26 as the underdog. This year, they are 6-7 as the road favorite, and their overall series record is 12-16-1.

The Rangers are 42-48 against the run line this season, including 20-25 on the road. They are 24-19 vs. the run line as an underdog and 18-29 as a favorite. Texas has covered the run line in three straight road games and is 0.1 runs per game better than its opponents overall.

The Texas Rangers are on the road to face the Los Angeles Angels tonight, and the over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The Rangers have had a combined run average of 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 35-52. Their average over/under line for the season is 9 runs, but when the line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 10-19. Overall, 34.4% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8.5 runs.

Angels Records & Recent Play

The Angels will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Cubs with a 5-0 loss. Los Angeles was the +125 underdog on the road going into this matchup. Things really got away from the Angels in the 3rd inning, as the Cubs scored two runs in the inning. Chicago’s offense added another two runs in the 7th to put things out of reach. The Angels only had three fewer hits than the Cubs but didn’t score a run.

José Soriano got the start for the Angels and took the loss. He only lasted five innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits. The Angels also issued three walks in thejson. Offensively, the Angels had three fewer hits than the Cubs but didn’t score a run. Their only bright spot was David Fletcher, who went 3 for 3 with a double.

With a record of 37-52, the Angels are 4th in the AL West, 10.5 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. So far, they have gone 8-10 in divisional matchups. The Angels will host the Rangers today, and they trail Texas by 4.5 games in the AL West.

At home, the Angels are 18-26 this season, and they are just above .500 at 19-26 on the road. So far, they have really struggled in day games, going 9-21. As the underdog, the Angels are 33-45 this season, compared to 4-7 as the favorite. The team’s overall series record is 8-19-2, and they have lost two straight series.

When it comes to the run line, the Angels have been a solid bet this season, going 49-40 overall. They have been particularly good on the road, where they are 25-20 against the run line. As the underdog, the Angels have been a great bet, going 46-32 against the run line. Overall, the Angels have an average run margin of -0.9 runs per game.

The Angels have been a team that has played in a lot of high-scoring games this season, as their games have averaged 8.9 runs per game. They have a record of 44-43 on the over/under line this season, and their games have averaged an over/under line of 8 runs per game. When the line has been set at 8.5 runs, their games have gone over the line 19 times and under the line 19 times. The under has hit in their last five games.

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Pitching Matchup

Texas is sending Jon Gray to the mound today vs. the Angels, and he comes in with a record of 3-4 and an ERA of 3.92. So far, he has made 15 starts and six of them have been quality starts. In his last outing, Gray finished with a no-decision, going four innings and giving up three earned runs vs. the Padres. Before that, he had given up at least eight earned runs in two straight starts. Gray’s ERA at home is 5.09 compared to 3.80 on the road.

Davis Daniel is getting the start for the Angels today as they host the Rangers. In his first start of the season, he picked up a win against the Tigers, going 8 innings and striking out 8. He followed that up with a loss to the Athletics, where he went 5 1/3 innings and gave up 4 runs.

Rangers vs. Angels Offense Outlook

For the season, the Rangers are averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 15th in the league. They have been a little better on the road this season, averaging 4.4 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .243, which is 11th in the league, and have the 15th-ranked slugging percentage in the league. Texas has been good at avoiding strikeouts this season, as they have the 7th fewest strikeouts in the league.

Corey Seager and Adolis Garcia are tied for the team lead in home runs, with 16, and Seager comes into the game on a 12-game hitting streak. Garcia is batting just .215 for the season, while Seager is hitting .271. Over his last seven games, Wyatt Langford is batting .462 with six RBIs, and Nathaniel Lowe has gone 9/28 in his last seven games.

So far this season, the Angels offense has been pretty average in terms of home runs and batting average, but they are just 24th in the league in runs scored, averaging 4 runs per game. Their team on-base percentage of .302 is also just 17th in the league. As a team, the Angels are batting just .235, which is 13th in the MLB.

Jo Adell and Taylor Ward are 1st and 2nd on the Angels in home runs, but Adell has really struggled at the plate this season, batting just .183. Ward is also batting just .238, but he does have a team-high 44 RBIs. Over his last five games, Adell has gone just 2/16.

Free Rangers vs. Angels MLB Pick

Even though Jon Gray hasn’t been pitching well for the Rangers of late, he is facing an Angels offense that has been shutout in three of their past five games and just one run in Friday’s game vs. the Cubs. As for the Rangers, they are coming off a 13-run offensive performance vs. the Rays on Sunday. At -144, there is still some good value in taking the Rangers on the money line, but if you’re feeling like going after a bigger payout, I also feel good about Texas covering the run line in this one.

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