Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers MLB Baseball Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Predictions
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Match Preview and Free Picks
Two teams looking to remain in the wild-card chase meet Wednesday as the Texas Rangers conclude their two-game interleague series against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. Texas welcomed back injured All-Star Hunter Pence to the lineup on Tuesday but suffered its third straight loss after collecting just five hits in a 9-2 defeat.
Willie Calhoun was optioned to Triple-A Nashville to make room for Pence, who went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter after missing 23 games due to a groin strain. The Rangers have lost nine of their last 13 contests but received an encouraging sign Tuesday from All-Star slugger Joey Gallo, who broke out of a 5-for-33 slump with his 22nd home run. Arizona has won five of its last seven and continues to be led offensively by All-Star Ketel Marte, who recorded a two-run single on Tuesday and is batting .407 with seven homers and 13 RBIs over his last 28 contests. Ildemaro Vargas celebrated his 28th birthday with a two-run homer in the victory while Nick Ahmed walked in the ninth inning to extend his on-base streak to 16 games.
The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Chase Field.
The Rockies will trot Antonio Senzatela out to the mound in this one. Right hander Senzatela has a 5-5 record and a 5.48 ERA this season.
It'll be Merrill Kelly toeing the rubber for the Diamondbacks in this contest. Right hander Kelly is 7-6 with a 3.73 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Diamondbacks as -125-moneyline favorites versus the Rockies, while the game's total opened at 9.5.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 15-5 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -150 were rewarded, while the 20 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Rockies were a 14-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at 143 on the moneyline, while the total score (27) was good news for OVER bettors.
Texas Rangers: Ray turned in another impressive outing on Friday, holding St. Louis to one run and two hits while registering eight strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a 4-2 victory. The 27-year-old Tennessean has struck out 145 batters over 111 frames in 20 starts and has worked at least six innings in eight of his last nine outings. Pence is 7-for-18 with seven walks against Ray, who is 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA in four career starts versus Texas.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Chavez is looking to bounce back after giving up seven runs - six earned - and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings against Houston on Friday. The 35-year-old Californian has gone 1-2 with a 5.16 ERA in four outings since rejoining the starting rotation. Chavez owns a 4.67 ERA in 12 career games (one start) versus Arizona and has struggled to contain Adam Jones (6-for-14, home run).
Colorado Rockies Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 37-34 SU|
|Colorado is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games|
|Colorado is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games|
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 38-35 SU|
|Arizona is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games|
|Arizona is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games|
Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Fantasy Props Full List
|Arizona Diamondbacks||-1.5 (+125)||-120||O 10.5 (-105)|
|Texas Rangers||+1.5 (-145)||EVEN||U 10.5 (-115)|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||-0.5 (+105)||-130||O 6.0 (-105)|
|Texas Rangers||+0.5 (-135)||EVEN||U 6.0 (-125)|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||-0.5 (+265)||-120||–|
|Texas Rangers||+0.5 (-380)||-110||–|