Texas Rangers vs. LA Angels Betting Preview - April 6

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Don Shapiro
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The Angels have won six of the last seven in this series with the Texas Rangers.


65% of those betting this game were backing LA with a line move of -121 to -150.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers LH Drew Smyly (0-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. Angels LH Tyler Skaggs (0-1, 3.86)

Smyly made his first start since 2016 on Monday, when he gave up one run and four hits in three innings against Houston Astros. The 29-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery midway through the 2017 season and didn't pitch in the majors the past two years. Smyly is 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA in six career appearances (four starts) against the Angels.

Skaggs lost his first outing as he gave up two runs and five hits over 4 2/3 innings against Oakland. The 27-year-old made a career-high 24 starts last season, when he went 8-10 with a 4.02 ERA. Skaggs is 4-2 with a 5.25 ERA in 10 career starts versus the Rangers but shut down Rougned Odor (0-for-14) and Gallo (1-for-8, one homer).

The line move favors LA but that's with 65% of the action on the Angels.  Not quite ready to back this team just yet.

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