Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels - 10/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (71-86) vs Texas Rangers (66-90)

Game Info: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Jose Suarez (7-8) (4.06) vs Cole Ragans (0-3) (5.40)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -158 / Texas Rangers +134 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. The Texas Rangers need a win after losing 6 of their last 7 games. The Los Angeles Angels look to build on their 5-game winning streak.

The Texas Rangers have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Rangers have won 6 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nathaniel Lowe leads the Rangers with 174 hits and 74 RBI, while Marcus Semien and Adolis Garcia have combined for 305 hits and 179 RBI. Cole Ragans gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Ragans’ second career game against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 straight games. The Angels have won 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 156 hits and 94 RBI, while Taylor Ward and Luis Rengifo have combined for 262 hits and 115 RBI. Jose Suarez gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 4.06 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Suarez is 2-0 with a 3.42 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 8-22 in their last 30 overall. The Angels are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 10-3 in Rangers last 13 road games. The under is 5-1 in Angels last 6 home games. The Rangers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.

I'm not running to the window to back either of these pitchers, as Cole Ragans and Jose Suarez have been hit hard this season and aren't all that trustworthy. However, the difference here is the Texas Rangers continue to pile up the losses and look like a team ready for the season to end, while the Angels are finishing the season strong. The Los Angeles Angels have watched their offense pick up as well this week. If forced to pick this game, give me the Angels for a sixth straight victory. 

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Angels -158

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