Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels odds, picks and predictions

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Sportsbook Wire

The Texas Rangers (18-23) and Los Angeles Angels (27-17) finish off a 2-game set Wednesday at Angel Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 9:38 p.m. ET. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Rangers vs. Angelsodds with MLB picks and predictions.

Season series: tied 4-4.

The Rangers are in the middle of a 3-city, 10-game road trip. That trip opened with Texas dropping 3 of 4 at the Houston Astros last weekend. The Rangers scored just 7 runs against the Astros and they lost Tuesday's series opener 5-3.

The Angels are a robust 15-8 at home. They own a .760 OPS in their home yard.

Rangers at Angels projected starters

RHP Glenn Otto vs. LHP Reid Detmers

Otto (1-2, 5.55 ERA) has logged a 1.48 WHIP, 4.8 BB/9 and 6.7 K/9 through 24 1/3 IP across 5 starts.

  • Posted a 9.26 ERA across 23 1/3-innings in his rookie season last year.
  • Has held foes to 2 runs or fewer in 4 of 5 starts.

Detmers (2-1, 4.15 ERA) is making his 8th start. He has a 0.89 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9 and 6.2 K/9 through 34 2/3 IP.

  • Facing the Rangers for a 2nd straight start and a 3rd time this season; he has allowed 8 ER across 7 IP in the previous 2 starts.

Rangers at Angels odds and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated 10:15 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Rangers +145 (bet $100 to win $145) | Angels -180 (bet $180 to win $100)
  • Run line (RL): Rangers +1.5 (-140) | Angels -1.5 (+115)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 8.5 (O: -125 | U: +100)

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Rangers at Angels picks and predictions

Prediction

Angels 5, Rangers 4

Money line

Detmers has gotten by with a .172 batting average on balls in play, and Texas is a better hitting club against left-handed pitching.

The Angels' home batting numbers are a little overcooked by a .301 BABIP.

The Rangers may not be an outright pick to win the game, but the payout is enough reward for the way this one sets up. BACK TEXAS (+145).

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Run line/Against the spread

TAKE TEXAS +1.5 (-140). Tis is the preferred Rangers side at current prices.

Over/Under

Plenty of conflicting signals here. PASS.

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