Capper Calling Sweep! Bet Angels Money Line vs. Rangers

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, July 5, 2015 2:50 PM UTC

Sunday, Jul. 5, 2015 2:50 PM UTC

We’re going to examine the betting line set for Sunday night’s AL West game between the Angels and Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Take the time to find out what our money line pick is.

Angels Look to Sweep the Rangers in Arlington
The Rangers and Angels will conclude their three game series tonight in Arlington at 7:05 PM ET. The Angels won the first two games by decisive margins of 8-2 on Friday and 13-0 yesterday. Note before placing your MLB picks today, they’ve now gone 5-2 versus the Rangers in 2015.


Sunday's Starting Pitchers Betting Preview
Veteran southpaw C.J. Wilson will get the nod tonight for the Angels. Despite a shaky outing two starts ago versus Houston, Wilson has posted a stellar 2.59 ERA over his previous four. In his one start versus Texas this season, he allowed 1 earned run on 7 hits while walking four in 5 2/3 innings during a 4-1 Angels win.

Texas will go with Colby Lewis on the mound tonight. The right-hander has displayed good form over his previous three starts, posting a solid 3.15 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and better than a 4:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Lewis has made one start versus the Angels this season, and ironically the opposing pitcher that day was C.J. Wilson. He allowed 2 earned runs on 4 hits while walking 2 in 5.0 innings during that 4-1 loss.


Angels Bats Come Alive in Texas
The Angels entered this series on Friday versus their AL West division rival averaging 2.5 runs per game during their previous eight outings. In the first two games versus Texas, they’ve scored 21 runs and banged out 31 hits. The Halos are now 6-1 in their last seven games.


Slumping Rangers
The Texas Rangers are 4-10 in their last fourteen games. They’ve also been in a bit of an offensive slump of late, averaging 1.5 runs per game, and 5.3 hits per outing over their last four. The Rangers are now a dismal 3-13 at home versus AL West opponents this season. Texas will be facing a starting pitcher (Wilson) with a 1.19 WHIP in 2015. That’s not good news considering that they’re 0-9 at home this year when facing an American League starting pitcher with a WHIP of 1.20 or less.


Final Analysis
This starting pitching matchup today is a wash by my account. However, these are obviously two teams that are currently going in opposite directions, and the additional compelling data favoring the Angels is substantial. I’m leaning toward the visitors in this game for one of my MLB picks on Sunday. At the time of this writing, clearly provides us with the best betting value.

MLB Picks: Play the Angels -109

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