LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 5/19/24

Texas Rangers (23-23) vs LA Angels (17-28)

Game Info: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2:35 pm (Globe Life Field)

Michael Lorenzen (2-2) (3.75) vs Jose Soriano (1-4) (3.72)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -172 / LA Angels +146 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers meet Sunday in MLB action from Globe Life Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Angels will start Jose Soriano here and Soriano is 1-4 with a 3.72 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Soriano’s first career start against Texas. Michael Lorenzen is tabbed as the starter for Texas here and Lorenzen is 2-2 with a 3.75 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lorenzen is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 12 strikeouts against the Angels.

Los Angeles Angels Recap

The Los Angeles Angels will look to rebound after letting Texas even up the series at one win apiece after a 3-2 Ranger win in Saturday’s matchup. The loss for the Angels put them at risk of losing yet another series after series losses to the Cardinals and Royals over the last week.

Angels Back To Being Inconsistent

Taylor Ward leads the Angels with 49 hits along with 10 home runs and a team-high 28 RBIs. Mike Trout also has 10 home runs along with a pair of triples and 6 stolen bases, but remains out indefinitely with injury while Zach Neto has a team-high 47 strikeouts and 6 stolen bases. Luis Rengifo also has a team-high 10 stolen bases while Jo Adell has 8 home runs, 21 RBIs and 8 stolen bases as well.

Why the Los Angeles Angels will win

  • The Rangers have lost five of their last six games as home favorites following a home win.
  • The Angels have won three of their last four games as road underdogs against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line each of their last seven games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in seven of the Angels' last eight games.
  • The Angels have led after 3 innings in each of their last five day games against the Rangers at Globe Life Field.
  • The Angels have led after 5 innings in each of their last four games as underdogs against American League opponents.

Texas Rangers Recap

The Texas Rangers come into this one looking to build on Saturday’s win and win the series after their solid victory in game two, putting the Rangers in a position to win their first series in a while after losing series with the Guardians and Rockies over the last week.

Rangers Still Have Issues Of Their Own At The Plate

Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 54 hits along with 10 doubles, 9 home runs and 33 RBIs while Adolis Garcia has a team-high 11 home runs and 35 RBIs with 9 doubles as well as 4 stolen bases. Evan Carter also has 5 home runs with 15 RBIs while Jonah Heim has 5 homers and 27 RBIs and Josh Smith has a team-high 12 doubles.

Why the Texas Rangers will win

  • The Angels have lost each of their last nine day games against American League opponents.
  • The Rangers have won eight of their last nine Sunday day home games against American League opponents.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine day games following an extra innings loss.

LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction

I’m on the Rangers here. I know Soriano may have had some bad luck influence why his record is what it is, but I still think he’s a decent option. That being said, the Rangers are the better team and I just don’t think I can trust the Angels in this one. Lorenzen has been a viable option as a starter for the Rangers up to this point and I think he gets it done here and guides the Rangers to a series victory in Sunday’s rubber match. Give me the Rangers.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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