The Texas Rangers will head west to play the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Fox Sports Southwest is in line to televise this interleague matchup and the action gets going at 4:05 p.m. ET.
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants Odds
San Francisco (-165) is hosting this one as the favorite over Texas (+155) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at Rangers +1.5 runs (-140) and Giants -1.5 runs (+120).
The Giants are 63-66 straight up (SU) and 71-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 4.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.3 units (ATS). The Rangers have gone 57-72 SU this year and are 65-64 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 0.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 1.6 units ATS.
Giants games have an over/under record of 58-66-5 in 2018. The Rangers have an over/under record of 59-60-10.
Martin Perez is getting the start for the visiting Rangers. The left-handed Perez is 2-5 with a 6.93 ERA and 38 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 lefty Andrew Suarez (4-9, 4.68 ERA), who’s got 103 strikeouts and 31 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.35. Suarez did not record any MLB pitching stats in 2017.
San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its 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.
The San Francisco hitters have put up 3.9 runs per outing, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .180/.219/.287 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Giants’ hitters have been led by outfielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Brandon Crawford. McCutchen is slashing .253/.351/.408 with 14 home runs, 53 RBIs, 62 runs and 11 steals, while Crawford’s line sits at .264/.335/.409 with 11 homers, 45 RBIs and 53 runs.
In the other dugout, Texas’ pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.43 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.28 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.21, along with a WHIP of 1.45 and a K/9 of 8.25.
The Rangers offense has slashed .245/.327/.412 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 4.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (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 is hitting .252/.335/.455 with 14 homers, 65 RBIs and 65 runs scored.
Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – OVER
- Texas has tallied 11 extra-base hits over its last five contests. San Francisco has 13 XBH over its last five.
- Texas has posted 19.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.6 over its last five.
- The Rangers have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit four over their last 10.