Angels -1.5 Look to End Recent Losing Streak Against Rangers in AL West Battle

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, July 25, 2015 1:13 PM UTC

Saturday, Jul. 25, 2015 1:13 PM UTC

Join us in reading this insightful betting preview article pertaining to Saturday’s game between the Rangers and Angels, and find out how you should place your MLB picks for maximum profit!

AL West Battle at “The Big A” in Anaheim on Saturday Night
The Angels and Rangers square off for the second of a three game series tonight in Anaheim at 9:05 PM ET. Texas won the series opener 4-2 on Friday. Despite that Angels loss, they’ve gone 7-3 versus their AL West rival this season.


Starting Pitchers
Veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo will be on the mound tonight for Texas. Gallardo went through an incredible streak this season in which he failed to yield an earned run in four consecutive starts, and also during six of seven appearances. The dominating pitching for Gallardo has temporarily come to a screeching halt in recent starts. He’s posted a lofty 5.28 ERA, 2.15 WHIP, and has walked four more than he struck out during his previous three starts. This will be the former Milwaukee Brewers hurler first career start versus the Angels.

Southpaw Hector Santiago will attempt to continue with his red-hot pitching when he takes the mound tonight. Santiago has gone 5-0 in his last five team starts for the Angels with a spectacular 1.13 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and compiled a 6:1 strikeout to walk ratio. The Angels hurler has a terrific 0.93 ERA in three starts against Texas this year.


Tale of Two Teams
The Rangers have won three in a row heading into today. That’s good news considering they went a dismal 2-10 in their previous twelve prior to this current win streak. Texas is hitting a dismal .229 as a team in 36 games this year when facing a southpaw starting pitcher like they’ll be doing this evening.

The Angels will look to put an end to a two game losing streak tonight. Prior to those two losses they had gone an outstanding 16-3 during a nineteen game stretch.


MLB Betting Angle
The Angels enter today with a .249 team batting average this season. The Rangers Yovani Gallardo has a 2.91 ERA during 20 starts in 2015. The combination of these two factors creates a very profitable betting system siding with the favorite winning by decisive margins. I’m going to be using a run-line selection in accordance with my findings for a MLB pick on Saturday. Pinnacle currently has the best price regarding this type of wager.

Any money line favorite of -150 or more (Angels), playing in the month of July, possessing a team batting average of .260 or less, and is facing an American League starting pitcher (Gallardo) with an ERA of 4.20 or less, resulted in the favorite going 65-17 (79.3%) since 1997. More importantly, the favorite had a large +2.6 run per game differential in those 82 contests.

MLB Pick: Angels -1.5 (+131) as a run-line wager at Pinnacle.

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