MLB Predictions: Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers Odds: July 22nd 2010
The Rangers host the Angels for a four-game weekend set with the first game set for Thursday night at 8:05PM EST. Both teams enter tonight’s game coming off road trips, with the Angels coming off a loss to the Yankees yesterday while the Rangers lost in the Motor City to the Tigers. Los Angeles gave up ten runs in each of the two games they played against the Yankees in New York during that mini-series. They will send Jered Weaver to the bump in hopes he can stop the bleeding. Weaver is 1-2 his last three outings with a 5.12 ERA. He does have a win over this Rangers team it came in LA back on July 1st pitching 7 innings giving up no runs in a 2 to 1 victory. Texas is 15-4 (+13.6 Units) versus an AL starting pitcher whose WHIP is 1.100 or better and 13-4 (+10.2 Units) versus a starting pitcher who gives up 5.5 or fewer hits per start this season. Texas is 31-19 at home this season scoring 5.8 runs per game with a batting average of .295 and an OBP of .359. The Rangers will send Cliff Lee to the hill with his 8-4 record and ERA of 2.59 on the year. Lee is 6-3 versus LA with an ERA of 3.18 over his career and 15-2 (+11.7 Units) as a home favorite of -150 to -175 over the last 3 seasons. A check of the database reveals a powerful league-wide system that tells us to Play AGAINST MLB road puppies in this line range with an OBP of .320 or less facing a team with a bullpen WHIP of 1.350 or better, with a bullpen whose WHIP is 1.550 or worse on the season. Playing against these road underdogs has produced a record of 43-9 the last five seasons for 82 percent winners and a profit of over 30 units. Lay the chalk with the host as the Rangers roll past the Halos on Thursday night.