Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

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The Texas Rangers will be taking on the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The game gets underway 4:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Southwest will be airing this interleague matchup.

Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

Texas (+150) is entering this game as the underdog to San Francisco (-160) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds coming in at Rangers +1.5 runs (-145) and Giants -1.5 runs (+125).

The Rangers have gone 58-73 SU this year and are 66-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 1.5 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 0.6 units ATS. The Giants, on the other hand, are 64-67 SU and 71-59 ATS. The team’s gained 2.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.3 units ATS.

Giants games have an over/under record of 59-66-5 in 2018. The Rangers have an over/under record of 60-60-10.

Right-hander Yovani Gallardo is projected to start for Texas. Gallardo (7-2, 6.06 ERA) has recorded 39 punchouts in 62.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Giants this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Giants will be sending lefty Derek Holland (6-8, 3.75 ERA) to the mound. Holland has 137 punchouts and 49 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.30 WHIP. Holland made two starts against the team in 2017, putting together a 0-2 record in 2017, putting together a 0-2 record with a 13.50 ERA.

San Francisco’s pitchers have yielded 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.10, a WHIP of 1.34 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 3.66 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

The San Francisco offense has put up 4.0 runs per outing, including 3.1 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .212/.282/.345 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Outfielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Brandon Crawford have led the Giants’ offense this year. McCutchen is hitting .255/.353/.416 with 15 home runs, 54 RBIs, 65 runs and 13 stolen bases, and Crawford’s line is .263/.333/.413 with 12 homers, 49 RBIs and 54 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Texas’ pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.49 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 6.28 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.14, along with a WHIP of 1.46 and a K-per-9 of 8.37.

Rangers hitters have slashed .244/.327/.411 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Texas’ hitters have been led by Shin-soo Choo and Jurickson Profar, who’ve collectively belted 35 home runs. Choo is hitting .281/.393/.478 with 21 home runs, 60 RBIs and 75 runs scored. Profar (.254/.337/.453) is up to 14 homers, 65 RBIs and 67 runs scored.

The Rangers have lost 2.7 units and are 19-22 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 22 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 1.1 units and are 44-35 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 34 of those games, as opposed to 42 that’ve cashed the under.

Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in four of Texas’ last seven games.
  • Texas has posted 20.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.8 over its last five.
  • The Rangers have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.