The Texas Rangers are traveling west to AT&T Park to play the San Francisco Giants. Fox Sports Southwest will be airing this interleague showdown and the opening pitch is scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET.
Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants Odds
San Francisco (-155) is favored over Texas (+145) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at eight runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Runline odds sit at -150 for taking the Rangers +1.5 runs and +130 for the Giants -1.5.
The Giants are 63-66 straight up (SU) and 70-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.1 units for moneyline bettors and 9.3 units (ATS). On the other hand, the Rangers have gone 57-72 SU this year and are 65-64 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 0.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 1.6 units ATS.
San Francisco games have a 58-65-5 over/under record in 2018. Texas has an over/under record of 59-60-10.
Drew Hutchison will get the nod for the visiting Rangers. The right-handed Hutchison is 2-2 with a 5.71 ERA and 27 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Giants will turn to Dereck Rodriguez (6-1, 2.25 ERA) to the mound. Rodriguez has 65 strikeouts and 19 walks to his name, as well as a 1.00 WHIP. Rodriguez did not pitch in the majors last season.
Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.43 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.28 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.21, along with a K-per-9 of 8.25.
The Rangers offense has slashed .245/.327/.412 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this season, including 4.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Shin-soo Choo and Jurickson Profar continue to lead Texas’ hitters. Choo is slashing .282/.394/.483 with 21 home runs, 58 RBIs and 73 runs scored. Profar (.252/.335/.455) has produced 14 homers, 65 RBIs and 65 runs scored.
For the home team, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.15, a WHIP of 1.35 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 3.65 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.
San Francisco’s hitters are putting up 3.9 runs per contest, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .180/.219/.287 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Giants’ offense has been led by right fielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Brandon Crawford. McCutchen is slashing .253/.351/.408 with 14 home runs, 53 RBIs, 62 runs and 11 stolen bases, and Crawford’s line sits at .264/.335/.409 with 11 homers, 45 RBIs and 53 runs scored.
Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – OVER