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Rangers vs. Giants - 7/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (56-45) at Texas Rangers (48-52)

MLB Baseball: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

M Bumgarner (11-5) (3.16) vs. N Martinez (5-6) (4.08)

The Line: Texas Rangers +156 / San Francisco Giants -166 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSBy, FSSW

The San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Friday night.

The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Giants have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Panik leads San Fran with 113 hits and 34 RBI while Buster Posey and Angel Pagan have combined for 92 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last six road games. Madison Bumgarner gets the nod, and he’s 11-5 with a 3.16 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. This will be Bumgarner’s first career game against the Rangers.

Rangers vs. Giants - 7/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Rangers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Rangers have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 126 hits and 59 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Adrian Beltre have combined for 73 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost seven of their last 10 home games. Nick Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 5-6 with a 4.08 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Martinez’s first career game against the Giants.

The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Bumgarners last 5 starts. The Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 0-6 in Martinezs last 6 starts. The Giants are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.

Hard to bet against Bumgarner, especially with the Giants having a day of rest and the Rangers playing a long game on Thursday. Giants have to be the pick here and I suggest the RL to give the wager value. 

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San Francisco Giants -1.5

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