Rangers at Rockies - 7/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (43-47) at Colorado Rockies (39-51)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Wandy Rodriguez (6-4) (4.07) vs. C Rusin (3-3) (3.98)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -127 / Texas Rangers +117 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, ROOT-RM
The Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Texas Rangers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Rangers have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 118 hits and 54 RBI while Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus have combined for 76 RBI. The Texas Rangers have split their last eight road games. Wandy Rodriguez gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.07 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 4-3 with a 4.23 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rockies have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 101 hits and 35 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 111 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have won four straight home games. Chris Rusin takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.98 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Rusin’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rockies are 20-45 in their last 65 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Rusins last 6 starts. The Rangers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado.
The Rangers are nearly unbackable right now and the Rockies have a slight advantage after not having to play on Sunday. Give me Colorado and the reasonable chalk.