MLB Picks: Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers
The Los Angeles Angels have lost 11 of Jered Weaver's last 15 road starts against the Texas Rangers. It's an important stat to consider when making your MLB picks Monday, when the two teams open up a three-game series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, the first of which is on ESPN.
Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Angels are plus-117 underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at eight in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this American League West matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
Los Angeles Angels
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The Los Angeles Angels have dropped three straight games, including a 10-6 setback to the Oakland Athletics as plus-143 road underdogs Sunday.
Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver is 0-3 with a 4.60 ERA in five road outings this season.
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The Texas Rangers return home after suffering a three-game sweep to the Cleveland Indians, which included a 6-0 defeat as minus-117 road favorites Sunday.
Rangers starting pitcher Matt Garza is 0-1 with a 5.83 ERA in five career games versus the Los Angeles Angels.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Texas Rangers, as the Los Angeles Angels have lost six of Jered Weaver's last seven starts as a road underdog of plus-110 to plus-150.
MLB Pick: Texas Rangers minus-127
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