Rangers vs. Diamondbacks - 7/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (40-42) at Texas Rangers (41-42)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
J Hellickson (6-5) (5.06) vs. M Harrison (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Texas Rangers -132 / Arizona Diamondbacks +122 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-AZ, FSN-SW
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers end their two-game series Wednesday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Diamondbacks have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 103 hits and 67 RBI while A.J. Pollock and Nick Ahmed have combined for 58 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last six road games. Jeremy Hellickson gets the nod, and he’s 6-5 with a 5.06 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Hellickson is 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers need a win to snap their four-game losing streak. The Rangers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Rangers have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 110 hits and 50 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Leonys Martin have combined for 59 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost seven straight home games. Matt Harrison takes the hill, and he was 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 10 strikeouts last season. Harrison is 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 3-7 in their last 10 road games vs. a left-handed starter and 5-1 in Hellicksons last 6 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 interleague games and 1-6 in Harrisons last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Texas and 7-14 in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Rangers aren't putting runs on the board at all and now have a pitcher making his season debut, a guy who has won just one of his last seven starts. I'm siding with the red hot Diamondbacks.