Texas Rangers at LA Angels MLB Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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All eyes will be out west on Friday night as American League West divisional rivals clash from Major League Baseball as the Texas Rangers and LA Angels open up a weekend set on Friday night. The Rangers and Angels will begin from Anaheim at 10PM Eastern Time and MLB Network provides the live national television broadcast.

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The betting odds at Oddsmaker for game one of this AL west series has the road team Texas Rangers lined as -115 betting favorites with the home club LA Angels the underdog at +105 odds. The run total is lined at 8 ½ runs. Those wagering on the run line with the Texas Rangers and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +130 odds. Bettors who take the +1 ½ run on the side of the LA Angels will lay -150 odds for their run line wager. First five inning bettors will lay -120 odds with Texas and can take back +100 odds on the Angels with the total lined at 4 ½ runs.

On the mound for the Texas Rangers on Friday night will be Colby Lewis who will be making his eleventh start of the season. He sports an ERA of 3.58 and WHIP of 1.16. Lewis last pitched at Anaheim back on August 28th of last season and allowed five earned runs and eight hits in six innings pitched. Texas is on a two game losing streak after giving up a combined 31 runs in those contests against the Seattle Mariners at home that culminated in a 21-8 defeat on Wednesday night.

The Angels will send fifth starter Jerome Williams to face the Rangers in this AL west showdown. Williams has fared well this season with a record of 5-2, an ERA of 3.27 and WHIP of 1.22 in eight starts in the 2012 campaign. He is a perfect 4-0 at home in four appearances with an ERA of just 2.08. Jerome Williams has never faced the Rangers lineup. LA is playing their best baseball of the season as they are winners of eight of their past nine games. With the insertion of Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout into the everyday starting lineup for Torii Hunter and Vernon Wells the club has been way more explosive offensively surrounding Albert Pujols. Big Albert has worked hit average up to .243 with eight home runs after a well-documented slow start.

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