The Wild AL West baseball betting competition will be at its best when these two teams get together on Thursday July 22nd. The two best teams in the division, these two teams will be battling for position in the AL West baseball odds standings in a series that will have serious repercussions on the MLB playoff betting action.
Both of these teams have high hopes for the baseball betting postseason and the results of this game, and this series, could have a big impact on how things shake out in the AL West and the AL in playoff picture in general.
The Rangers have been red hot all season (54-39) and have busted out to a 5.0 game lead over their bitter rivals, the Angels. LA (50-45) has been solid all season long but so far has been unable to get the better of the Rangers and unable to make up ground in the AL West baseball betting action. And with the AL East loaded with talent and great records, it’s very unlikely anything less than winning the AL West outright will get these teams into the baseball betting playoffs as the AL East teams have a lock on the Al Wildcard.
In their previous meeting in the baseball odds this season the Rangers have dominated head to head matchups. The deciding factor in many of these games has been Vlad Guerrero, the former Angle turned Ranger, who switched sides and has inflicted great pain on the Angles pitching so far this baseball betting season.
As is so often the case this baseball betting matchup will boil down to pitching and these teams will send out two of the best in the biz on Thursday.
Jared Weaver (9-5, 3.16 ERA) will get the start for the Angels and newly acquired Cliff Lee (8-4, 2.59 ERA) will take the mound for the Rangers.
There isn’t likely to be a lot of runs scored in this game, at least not in the early innings while the starters are still in the game. But both teams are very familiar with each other’s pitching and when the runs finally do start coming it’s likely to be the Rangers and Vlad the Impeller doing the damage.
Look for the Rangers to beat the Angels again in this baseball betting matchup and extend their lead in the AL West.