Rockies vs. Rangers - 8/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (66-47) at Colorado Rockies (55-57)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
A Griffin (5-1) (4.05) vs. T Chatwood (10-7) (3.63)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -116 / Texas Rangers +106 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday afternoon for game two of their series.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Rangers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 129 hits, Rougned Odor has 56 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 17 home runs. A.J. Griffin gets the nod, and he’s 5-1 with a 4.05 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Griffin’s first career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Rockies have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.78 and have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 133 hits, DJ LeMahieu has 40 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 30 home runs. Tyler Chatwood takes the hill, and he’s 10-7 with a 3.63 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Chatwood is 0-3 with a 11.17 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 36-15 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series and 9-3 in Griffins last 12 starts. The Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Chatwoods last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rangers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Colorado.
The Rangers are one of their hot streaks again after struggling to win a single game just a few weeks ago. In Coors, you have to like the Rangers even more, as this is one of the more dangerous lineups in baseball. Chatwood has been solid this year, but Texas is too hot right now to bet against, especially with the plus money.