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Cincinnati Reds vs. Texas Rangers - 8/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers (73-52) at Cincinnati Reds (53-71)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Y Darvish (4-3) (2.75) vs. Tim Adleman (2-1) (2.96)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds +160 / Texas Rangers -170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSOH, FSSW

In Wednesday MLB action from Great American Ball Park, the Texas Rangers and the Cincinnati Reds will be wrapping up their series. 

This will be the second game of a quick set. On Tuesday, the Reds pulled off a 3-0 victory. 

Cincinnati Reds vs. Texas Rangers - 8/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Taking the hill for the Rangers on Wednesday will be right-hander Yu Darvish. In his 10 starts and 4-3 record this year, Darvish owns a 2.75 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP in 59 innings. Dervish got a win his last time out with seven innings, eight hits and two earned against Oakland. 

The Rangers have a handful of key names up top in their lineup. Ian Desmond holds 145 hits with 20 homers and 74 RBI. Adrian Beltre sits on 132 hits with 62 runs, 21 homers and 79 RBI. Rougned Odor has hit 130 times with 72 runs, 23 homers and 62 RBI. 

Over on the Reds’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Tim Adleman make the start. Over his five starts and 2-1 record in 2016, Adleman has a 2.96 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP in 24.1 innings. Adleman bagged a win his last time out, going five innings with five hits and no earned against LA.

It’s pretty easy to find the key hitters in the Cincinnati order. Joey Votto leads the charge on 80 runs, 130 hits, 20 homers and 74 RBI. Brandon Phillips has hit 125 times with 57 runs and 50 RBI. Zack Cozart has hit 109 times with 61 runs, 15 homers and 46 RBI. 

The Rangers are 36-15 in their last 51 game twos of a series, and 2-5 in their last seven Wednesday games. Texas is also 5-11 in Darvish’s last 16 game two starts, and 1-4 in Darvish’s last five Wednesday starts. 

As for the Reds, they’re 4-0 in their last four game twos of a series, and 6-2 in their last eight overall. Cincinnati is also 6-2 in their last eight home games and 17-36 in their last 53 inter-league games. 

The Reds seem to be playing pretty good baseball right now, so I’ll take Cincinnati here.

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