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The San Diego Padres are seeking their fourth win in a row when they play host to the Texas Rangers at PETCO Park. The game gets underway 10:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Southwest will televise this interleague matchup.

Texas Rangers at San Diego Padres Odds

Vegas is listing Texas (+110) as the underdog to San Diego (-120). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the odds standing at -190 for the Rangers +1.5 runs and +165 for the Padres -1.5.

The Padres are 59-88 straight up (SU) and 71-76 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 11.3 units for moneyline bettors and 27.4 units (ATS). The Rangers are 62-84 SU and have gone 71-75 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 6.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 8.8 units ATS.

Neither team has positioned itself as a strong over/under play this season. Padres games have had an over/under record of 70-72-5 in 2018. The Rangers have an over/under record of 69-67-10.

The right-handed Connor Sadzeck is projected to start for Texas. Sadzeck is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and two strikeouts. He has yet to face the Padres this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Padres are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Robbie Erlin (3-6, 4.42 ERA), who has 75 strikeouts and 10 walks, as well as a 1.14 WHIP. Erlin is 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 3.86 ERA against Texas this year.

As a unit, San Diego’s pitchers have yielded 4.8 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 5.17, a WHIP of 1.47 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.3. The bullpen has a 3.51 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.

San Diego’s offense is putting up 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .250/.300/.452 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Eric Hosmer has helped lead the Padres’ offense this year with 16 home runs, 62 RBIs and 68 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.45 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.29 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.33, along with a WHIP of 1.44 and a K-per-9 of 8.25.

The Rangers offense has slashed .242/.324/.409 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 4.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Shin-soo Choo has sparked Texas’ offense and is slashing .273/.385/.453 with 21 home runs, 61 RBIs and 80 runs scored.

The Padres are coming off of a 5-4 win against the Mariners, while the Rangers just dropped an 8-1 game to the Angels.

Texas Rangers at San Diego Padres Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes,

  • The under has cashed in just two of Texas’ last seven games.
  • Each team has swatted 15 home runs over its last 10 games.
  • Texas fielders have 10 errors over the last 10 games, compared to four errors for San Diego over its last 10.
  • The Rangers have dropped six of their last seven games SU.