Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers: Best Odds and Preview for September 5, 2021

By BestOdds Analyst | September 4, 2021, 11:48 pm

The Los Angeles Angels (68-68) play the Texas Rangers (47-88) for a contest sportsbooks have called a pick ’em on Sunday at Angel Stadium, starting at 4:07 PM ET.

Los Angeles’ Janson Junk starts against Texas’ Taylor Hearn.

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 victorous in 38, or 57.6%, of the 66 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Los Angeles and their opponents have hit the over in 74 of their 136 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Angels rank 15th in the league with 614 total runs scored this season.
  • Los Angeles has competed as the favorite in four of its past 10 games and has gone 3-1 in those 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

  • Junk will start for the Angels, his first this season.
  • The 25-year-old righty is pitching in his MLB debut.
  • He never started in a contest last season with a total set by bookmakers.

Key Players

Shohei Ohtani 130 .260 .345 .618 43 93 119
Jared Walsh 117 .268 .322 .501 25 80 118
Max Stassi 68 .271 .346 .472 11 30 62
Brandon Marsh 42 .266 .331 .378 1 13 38
Justin Upton 88 .211 .296 .409 17 41 67
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Rangers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have compiled a 40-78 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.9% of those games).
  • Texas has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 135 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 64 of those games (64-63-8).
  • The Rangers score the second-fewest runs in baseball (518 total, 3.9 per game).
  • Texas has a 3-7 record over the 10 games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the Rangers and their opponents combined to go over the run total three times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Hearn makes the start for the Rangers, his seventh of the season. He is 4-4 with a 3.96 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 77 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Astros, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • Hearn’s team has compiled a 3-3 record over his six starts.
  • Hearn’s starts went over the run total four times in six games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Adolis García 124 .248 .295 .481 29 78 119
Nate Lowe 131 .262 .349 .403 14 61 122
Nick Solak 104 .242 .310 .379 11 42 92
DJ Peters 15 .192 .300 .385 1 4 5
Charlie Culberson 75 .248 .301 .376 4 18 54

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