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The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to host the Texas Rangers at Chase Field. The opening pitch is scheduled for 9:40 p.m. ET and this interleague showdown will be televised on either FSA+ or FSW+.

Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Arizona (-135) is hosting this one as the favorite against Texas (+125) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at -170 for the Rangers +1.5 runs and +150 for the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs.

The Rangers are 5-5 SU and have gone 6-4 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 3.0 units for moneyline gamblers through the early portions of the season, despite having lost 0.4 units ATS. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 5-5 SU and 7-3 ATS. The team has gained 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.6 units ATS.

Arizona games have a 7-2-1 over/under record so far in 2019. Texas has an over/under record of 5-5.

Southpaw Mike Minor (1-1, 4.63 ERA) will get the ball for the visiting Rangers. Minor started 28 games last year while finishing the season 12-8 overall with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.

The Diamondbacks have tabbed righty Zack Greinke (1-1, 9.31 ERA) as their starter. Greinke recorded 199 strikeouts across 207 innings last year (with only 43 walks). Greinke finished the season 15-11 overall with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.

As a unit, Arizona’s pitching staff has given up 6.7 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have a 5.63 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 7.32 ERA, 1.96 WHIP and 6.1 K/9.

The Arizona hitters are putting up 6.1 runs per outing, including 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .299/.340/.559 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Diamondbacks’ batters have been led by David Peralta, who is hitting .413/.413/.652 with 19 hits, four RBIs and eight runs scored.

For the visitors, Texas’ pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 6.55 ERA, 1.84 WHIP and 7.16 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.19, along with a K/9 of 6.91.

Rangers hitters have slashed .239/.337/.431 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2019, including over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Elvis Andrus has sparked Texas’ offense and is slashing .366/.381/.463 with 15 hits, five RBIs and five runs scored.

The Rangers just lost a 7-2 game to the Angels, while the Diamondbacks are coming off of a 1-0 loss against the Red Sox.

Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The Diamondbacks went 2-2 SU against the Rangers last season.
  • The Diamondbacks’ bullpen recorded 6.75 ERA against the Rangers last year.
  • The Rangers have an OPS of .768 this season and an OPS of .739 against right-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS sits at .862 overall and their lefty-righty split is nearly identical.