Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers Betting Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will head east to Globe Life Park to square off against the Texas Rangers. The game gets underway 8:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will be televising this interleague matchup.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Arizona (-165) as the favorite over Texas (+155). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -105 for over 10 runs and -115 for under 10. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -115 for the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs and -105 for the Rangers +1.5.

The Diamondbacks are 64-52 SU and are 59-59 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.5 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 4.9 units ATS. Arizona’s covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 51-66 SU and 60-59 ATS. They’ve lost 1.0 units for moneyline bettors and 2.1 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Texas games have a 57-55-7 over/under record in 2018. Arizona has an over/under record of 55-58-5.

As a unit, Texas’ pitching staff has yielded 5.3 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 5.30 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.18 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

Texas’ hitters have put up 4.8 runs per contest, including 7.4 per game over its last 10 games and 6.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .257/.354/.458 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Rangers’ batters have been led by Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara. Choo is slashing .271/.388/.474 with 20 home runs, 56 RBIs and 65 runs scored, and Mazara’s line is .272/.332/.450 with 15 homers, 58 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.89 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.35 K/9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.08, along with a K-per-9 of 7.87.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .239/.319/.402 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Outfielder David Peralta and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt continue to lead Arizona’s hitters. Peralta is hitting .306/.361/.524 with 19 home runs, 58 RBIs and 56 runs scored. Goldschmidt is slashing .276/.386/.513 with 24 homers, 61 RBIs and 71 runs scored.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in just two of Texas’ last seven games.
  • Texas has posted 27.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.2 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rangers have hit 17 over their last 10.