Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, Preview and Odds - 05/25/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 9:38 pm ET, Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Venue:  Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA 
Where to Watch:  MLB Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Rangers +140, Angels -160; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Rangers +140, Angels -160; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Rangers +140, Angels -160; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
 

Season Record

Texas Rangers:  18-22 (3rd place, AL West)
Los Angeles Angels:  26-17 (2nd place, AL West)
 
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Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Texas Rangers:  5-5 last 10
Los Angeles Angels:  5-5 last 10
 
 
 

Texas Rangers Analysis

The Rangers are coming into this game with a 18-22 record overall and they are 8-10 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are coming into this one on a 2 game losing streak. They just lost their 4-game series against the Houston Astros 3-1, had Monday off as a rest day, and they are playing the series finale of a 2-game series with the Angels on Wednesday. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Wednesday with the series opener still to be played on Tuesday. Dane Dunning is the starting pitcher for them on Tuesday while Glenn Otto is on the mound for them here on Wednesday. He is 1-2 with a 5.55 ERA this season. His team lost 3 of their last 4 games this season with him starting. In his last start, he allowed 2 ER, 0 HRs, and 3 BB with 2 Ks on 7 hits in 6 IP against the Houston Astros. They scored 7 runs in their last series averaging just under 2 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 12 runs against them averaging 3 runs allowed per game.
 

Los Angeles Angels Analysis

The Angels are coming into this game with a 26-17 record overall and they are 14-8 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are coming into this game on a 2 game winning streak. They just won their 3-game series against the Oakland Athletics 2-1, had Monday off as a rest day, and they are playing the series finale of a 2-game series with the Rangers on Wednesday. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Wednesday with the series opener still to be played on Tuesday. Noah Syndergaard was the starting pitcher for them on Tuesday while Reid Detmers will be on the mound for them here on Wednesday. He is 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA this season. His team won 3 of their last 4 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 3 earned runs, 2 homers, and 2 BB with 4 strikeouts on 3 hits in 3.2 innings played against the Texas Rangers. They scored 11 runs in their last series averaging just under 4 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 8 runs against them averaging just under 3 runs allowed per game.
 

 

Rangers vs Angels Prediction

The Angels are coming into this game as a favorite with the current betting odds. The Angels have been playing much better in their recent games after going through a little slump they have bounced back and won some games now. They are going up against a Rangers team that has been very inconsistent this season but has been playing well in their recent games. The Rangers have Otto starting in this game though and he has not been great this season, not pitching very well in his recent starts. The Angels have Detmers on the mound here and he did not have a great start to the season but he has been pitching much better in his recent starts and will likely continue that good pitching here. The Angels are a much better team with a better lineup as well and they will start to heat up again now that they have won some games. The best bet here is on the Angels to win this game.
 
Rangers Angels Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (9:38 pm ET start time) is Angels 9 Rangers 6.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Texas Rangers: 10-4 (+10.6 Units) ML as an underdog of +125 to +175. 11-9 (+4.2 Units) ML when the total is 8 to 8.5. 11-4 UNDER as a road underdog of +100 or higher.
Los Angeles Angels: 129-136 (-13.2 Units) ML in all games. 41-50 (-11 Units) ML when the total is 8 to 8.5. 13-8 UNDER in home games.
 

Key Injuries

 
Texas Rangers:  J. Barlow (RP) Out indefinitely - Finger. J. Leclerc (RP) Early June - Elbow. A. Abreu (RP) Early June - Ankle.
Los Angeles Angels:  D. Fletcher (SS) Mid July - Groin. C. Rodriguez (RP) Mid Sept - Shoulder. T. Ward (LF) Ques Tues - Undisclosed.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"Our at-bats got better late. We just didn't put enough pressure on early." - Chris Woodward after his team’s loss against the Astros on Sunday.
 
 
"It's quite an achievement. It means he's had some pretty good guys that have driven him in, but he's also been setting the table. It's just another milestone in his career that's going to continue with good health. I hope people won't downplay it, because that's really significant." - Joe Maddon after his team’s win against the Athletics on Saturday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Texas Rangers
Eli White (R) LF
Marcus Semien (R) 2B
Corey Seager (L) SS
Adolis Garcia (R) CF
Kole Calhoun (L) RF
Mitch Garver (R) DH
Nathaniel Lowe (L) 1B
Sam Huff (R) C
Brad Miller (L) 3B
 
Los Angeles Angels
Shohei Ohtani (L) DH
Mike Trout (R) CF
Jared Walsh (L) 1B
Matt Duffy (R) 3B
Luis Rengifo (S) 2B
Brandon Marsh (L) LF
Max Stassi (R) C
Tyler Wade (L) RF
Andrew Velazquez (S) SS
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Texas Rangers
Batting Average:  Sam Huff (.435)
Hits:  Corey Seager (37)
Home Runs:  Corey Seager (8)
RBI:  Adolis Garcia (25)
Stolen Bases:  Eli White (8)
Wins:  Brock Burke (3)
Saves:  Joe Barlow (7)
ERA:  Brock Burke (1.29)
 
Los Angeles Angels
Batting Average:  Taylor Ward (.370)
Hits:  Shohei Ohtani (44)
Home Runs:  Mike Trout (12)
RBI:  Shohei Ohtani (28)
Stolen Bases:  Andrew Velazquez (6)
Wins:  Michael Lorenzen (5)
Saves:  Raisel Iglesias (10)
ERA:  Jose Quijada (0.00)
 
Managers:
Texas Rangers: hris Woodward (4th season)
Los Angeles Angels: Joe Maddon (3rd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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