Rangers vs Angels Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 5 (Expect Fireworks at Angels Stadium)

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game.
Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game. / AP Photos/Emil T. Lippe

Friday, May 5's MLB schedule includes an AL West collision between the Texas Rangers (18-12) and Los Angeles Angels (18-14) at 9:38 p.m. ET.

Rangers vs Angels Game Info

  • Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Time: 9:38 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Angel Stadium -- Anaheim, California
  • Coverage: MLB TV, Fox Sports West, Bally Sports Southwest

The Rangers hope to return to their winning ways after Wednesday's 12-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped their win streak at four. Doing so won't be easy considering how the Angels have won their last four outings, most recently notching an 11-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday afternoon.

Rangers vs Angels Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: TEX: (+124) | LAA: (-146)
  • Spread: TEX: +1.5 (-164) | LAA: -1.5 (+136)
  • Total: 9.5 -- Over: (-102) | Under: (-120)

The Angels enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:38 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 9.5 runs with the Under being favored at -120 odds.

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Rangers vs Angels Betting Trends

  • Texas is 5-1 straight up in its last six games against the AL.
  • The Angels are 7-2 straight up in their last nine home games.
  • The total has hit the Over in 13 of Texas' last 20 games.
  • The total has hit the Over in five of the Angels' last seven games against the AL West.

Rangers vs Angels Prediction & Pick

The Rangers would love it if Dane Dunning performs well in his first start of the 2023 season. The veteran righty has made eight appearances out of the bullpen this season, pitching to a 1.77 ERA while allowing just 12 hits and five walks over 20 1/3 innings. Having said that, Dunning has a 7.20 ERA in his last two showings.

The Angels, meanwhile, are countering Dunning with Tyler Anderson. He hasn't been his usual self this season (5.74 ERA, 1.575 WHIP in five starts), but Anderson did pitch well in his last start, striking out seven batters while only giving up one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

While the Rangers have been hot lately, I can't trust Dunning without any previous starts this season. He's also been lit up in his latest pair of appearances, whereas Anderson's play is trending upward. With Los Angeles scoring an average of 6.3 runs during its win streak, I don't see Dunning lasting that long.

Back the Angels to notch their fifth consecutive win in front of a raucous crowd.

Final Score Prediction: Angels: 6 | Rangers: 4

Rangers vs Angels Best Bet

I see the Over on the 9.5-run total as a fairly safe bet tonight. After all, it's a number that each of the last three Rangers games has surpassed, as well as five of the Angels' previous eight contests. With Dunning and Anderson playing inconsistent as of late, there's a real chance of early fireworks.

Bet: Over 9.5 Total Runs (-102)

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