Rangers vs Angels Odds, Trends, and Free Pick – August 15th, 2011 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
The opening line for tonight’s Rangers vs Angels game opened up at -148 (-1.5 +110) in favor of Ogando and the Rangers at BetOnline Sportsbook and the total was set at 8o20. Here are some trends for tonight’s game:
Rangers are 4-1 in Ogandos last 5 starts vs. American League West.
Rangers are 4-1 in Ogandos last 5 starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Angels are 17-5 in their last 22 home games.
Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Over is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 vs. American League West.
Under is 6-0-1 in Angels last 7 games as a home underdog.
Under is 4-0 in Angels last 4 vs. American League West.
Under is 15-6-4 in the last 25 meetings.
Rangers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
My Prediction: The Angels start this huge four-game series 4 games behind front-running Texas in the A.L. West. Rookie Alexi Ogando appears to be hitting a wall. He’s up to 134 innings pitched and has allowed 3 or more runs in 4 of his last 6 starts. He’ll be opposed by fellow rookie Garrett Richards, making only his 2nd career start. His first one didn’t go well, but it was against the Yanks in New York. Ogando has been brilliant in 2 starts against the Angels this year, but I believe they will be ready for him tonight. The Angels have won 17 of 22 home games and are 24-15 in Game 1 of a series including 12-6 coming off a loss. Take the underdog in this one.