Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers: Best Odds and Preview for September 30, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 29, 2021, 11:46 pm

The Los Angeles Angels (75-83) visit the Texas Rangers (58-100) at 2:05 PM ET on Thursday at Globe Life Field. The Angels are favored (-141) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Rangers (+122).

Alex Cobb takes the mound first for Los Angeles, and Glenn Otto is Texas’ pick to start.

Best Odds for Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers.

Angels Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Angels have been favorites in 70 games this season and have come away with the win 38 times (54.3%) in those contests.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 85 of their 158 opportunities.
  • The Angels have scored the 18th-most runs in the league this season with 697 (4.4 per game).
  • Los Angeles has been favored just two times in their last 10 contests and lost both matchups.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Angels and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on six occasions.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • The Angels will send Cobb (8-3) to the mound for his 18th start of the season. He is 8-3 with a 3.46 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Friday, the righty threw 5 2/3 innings against the Astros, allowing one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • Cobb’s team has a 12-5 record over his 17 starts.
  • Cobb’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in 11 of 17 contests.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Shohei Ohtani 151 .258 .353 .590 45 98 135
Jared Walsh 137 .272 .328 .495 27 91 140
Max Stassi 82 .249 .335 .440 13 35 68
Taylor Ward 61 .246 .329 .430 8 31 51
Phil Gosselin 100 .262 .317 .367 7 47 87
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Rangers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have been the underdog on the moneyline 139 total times this season. They’ve gone 51-88 in those games.
  • Texas has played in 158 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 76 times (76-72-10).
  • The Rangers have the No. 29 offense in MLB play scoring 3.8 runs per game (603 total runs).
  • Texas played as the moneyline underdog for eight of its last 10 games, and finished 3-5 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Rangers and their opponents combined to hit the over on the run total five times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Otto (0-3) takes the mound first for the Rangers in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together an 8.02 ERA in 21 1/3 innings pitched, with 26 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Thursday against the Orioles, when he went five innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • All five of Otto’s starts this season have ended in a loss for his team.
  • Otto’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in two of five contests.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Nate Lowe 153 .261 .351 .410 17 71 142
Andy Ibáñez 72 .277 .322 .437 7 23 66
Adolis García 145 .242 .285 .454 30 88 137
Willie Calhoun 70 .262 .322 .389 5 24 64
DJ Peters 15 .192 .300 .385 1 4 5

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