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MLB Betting: Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels
Time is running out for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to make their move in the AL West standings, so they'll be gunning for a victory on Tuesday night when they continue their four-game MLB betting series at home against the Texas Rangers. The Rangers took the first game by an 8-4 score.
The Angels haven't been able to make up any ground on the Rangers in the division standings over the past couple of weeks, and they also haven't been able to close the gap on the New York Yankees for the American League's Wild Card berth.
That's kept Los Angeles back at 28/1 odds on the World Series futures at the Bodog Sportsbook, and at 12/1 odds to claim the American League Pennant in October.
The Rangers, meanwhile, are at 12/1 on the World Series odds board, and at 6/1 to bring home the AL Pennant this season.
Texas will send Derek Holland (10-4, 4.30 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday night, and that could be good news for Angels hitters. The lefthander was knocked around in Los Angeles in his July 20 outing, allowing seven runs over his 5.1 innings of work.
Against the Mariners last time out Holland settled for a no-decision after surrendering three runs (two earned) on seven hits over six innings pitched. Overall the Rangers are 6-4 in Holland's last 10 starts, with the lefthander tossing three complete-game shutouts in that span.
Tyler Chatwood (6-8, 4.07 ERA) heads to the hill for the Angels on Tuesday night. He lost to the Rangers on July 19 after allowing three runs over five innings pitched.
The Angels are 0-3 in the right-hander's last three trips to the mound, as Chatwood gave up 13 runs in those 17 innings of work. Overall Los Angeles has managed to pick up just three victories in Chatwood's last 10 starts.
Head over to the Bodog Sportsbook for lines and totals for the Angels/Rangers series.