San Diego Padres vs. Texas Rangers - 9/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (68-62) at San Diego Padres (64-67)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Y Gallardo (11-9) (3.14) vs. A Cashner (5-13) (4.17)
The Line: San Diego Padres -115 / Texas Rangers +105 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, FS-Southwest
The San Diego Padres and the Texas Rangers face off on Tuesday in San Diego in game two of their MLB interleague series.
The San Diego Padres made it look easy on Monday as they beat the visiting Rangers. Yonder Alonso, Cory Spagenberg, and Travis Jankowski each had two hits as the Padres scored seven runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Tyson Ross allowed three hits and struck out seven over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win and raise his record to 10-9 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Padres start Andrew Cashner who has allowed 160 hits and 68 earned runs while striking out 130 over 151 innings for a 5-13 record and a 4.05 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers have been red hot but they were iced down on Monday as they lost to the Padres. Elvis Andrus had two hits and Prince Fielder had a hit as the Rangers failed to score on three hits. Starting pitcher Colby Lewis allowed seven hits and six runs while striking out two over 5.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 14-7 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Rangers start Yovani Gallardo who has allowed 150 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 99 over 154.2 innings for an 11-9 record and a 3.14 ERA.
San Diego is 6-1 in their last seven home games, 3-6 in their last nine games, and 3-7 in Cashner’s alst 10 home starts. Texas is 4-1 in their last five games, 6-1 against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 in Gallardo’s last five road starts against a team with a losing record. Texas is 4-2 in their last six games in San Diego.
Even with the total set at 7.0 I still see the under as the play here and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.