Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers Matchup

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Colorado Rockies are ready to play the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. This interleague matchup gets going at 4:05 p.m. ET and fans can catch it on either ATRM or FSSW.

Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers Odds

Vegas is listing Texas (+110) as the underdog to Colorado (-120). The total is sitting at 10.5 runs and bettors can take the over for even money (+100) and the under for -120. The game’s current runline odds stand at +125 for betting the Rockies -1.5 runs and -145 for the Rangers +1.5.

The Rangers are just 27-44 straight up (SU) and 31-39 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 6.3 units for moneyline bettors and 14.3 units (ATS). The Rockies are 34-35 SU and have gone 32-36 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 2.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.7 units ATS.

Neither team has been a strong over/under bet this year. Texas games have had an over/under record of 32-33-5 so far in 2018. Colorado has an over/under record of 32-33-3.

Southpaw Kyle Freeland is getting the start for the visiting Rockies. Freeland (6-6, 3.68 ERA) has racked up 70 strikeouts in 78.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Rangers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rangers are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Mike Minor (4-4, 5.65 ERA), who has 56 strikeouts and 15 walks to his name, as well as a 1.33 WHIP. Minor did not record a start against the Rockies in 2017.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.72 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.40 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.21, along with a WHIP of 1.36.

Rockies hitters have slashed .247/.317/.411 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 5.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Colorado’s hitters have been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon. Arenado is hitting .312/.406/.557 with 13 home runs, 40 RBIs and 44 runs scored, while Blackmon has a .283 average with 13 homers, 32 RBIs and 51 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Texas’ pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.65, a WHIP of 1.49 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.9. The bullpen has a 3.65 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

The Texas hitters have put up 4.2 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .247/.376/.333 over its last five matchups and is 0-5 SU during that span.

The Rangers’ offense has been led by Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara. Choo is slashing .271/.383/.462 with 12 home runs, 30 RBIs and 41 runs scored, while Mazara’s line is .260/.329/.484 with 14 homers, 42 RBIs and 37 runs scored.

The Rockies have lost 3.6 units and are 12-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in nine of those games, compared to 13 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Rangers have lost 3.1 units and are 10-13 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 13 of those games, compared to seven that’ve cashed the under.

Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in four of Texas last seven games.
  • Texas has recorded 19.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.6 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rangers have hit 14 over their last 10.