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Texas -105 over L.A. Angels

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Texas -105 over L.A. Angels

9:38 PM EST. People like to point out how little a manager can impact a team’s on-field performance and scoff at the notion that whatever happens next after a manager is fired had anything to do with them not being around anymore. Well, the Angels proved that is true, showing multiple times since Joe Maddon was fired that they are still the Angels, only now Joe Maddon doesn’t have to answer for them in increasingly cranky tones after their nightly L. Because teams like the Angels aren’t just bad; they are stuck, and it takes more than one old man cleaning out his office to change the sad little cycles in which they’ve been trapped for years. Players don’t just magically start hitting the ball just because now the bench coach is holding the clipboard. The Angels couldn’t even score once last night in support of Shohei Ohtani. When they score two runs, it’s an outburst. They are a dysfunctional joke that must be faded when they’re favored and while we’re very sorry we missed fading as a 2-1 favorite last night, we’re not missing it here.

Patrick Sandoval (LHP - LAA) has allowed 15 runs in his four July starts but still struck out 26 in those 19 innings. He faces a Rangers team that is striking out nearly 27% of the time versus LHP this past month, so the Irish Panda may have a decent outing but we don’t care, as the Angels as a whole rarely have a decent outing.

Martin Perez (LHP - TEX) has been a solid option in 2022 (2.59 ERA, 1.18 WHIP in 118 innings). Perez's skills have been well above with a 3.75 xERA and a BB/K split of 33/101. The Halos continue to make almost every pitcher they face look like Nolan Ryan.

Our Pick

Texas -105 (Risking 2.10 units - To Win: 2.00)

Colorado +206 over St. Louis
Oakland +168 over Texas
Toronto +131 over N.Y. Yankees