Rangers vs. Reds - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (27-43) at Texas Rangers (45-25)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
A DeSclafani (0-0) (2.08) vs. C Lewis (6-0) (2.81)
The Line: Texas Rangers -210 / Cincinnati Reds +194 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers begin a quick two-game series late Tuesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a nice road win after losing seven of their last 12 games. The Reds have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cincinnati Reds have an ERA of 5.37 and have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jay Bruce leads Cincinnati with 66 hits, Brandon Phillips has 28 RBI and Zack Cozart has 10 home runs. Anthony DeSclafani gets the nod, and he’s 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be DeSclafani’s first career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Texas Rangers offense is tearing the cover off the ball, and they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 87 hits, Nomar Mazara has 30 RBI and Rougned Odor has 13 home runs. Colby Lewis takes the hill, and he’s 6-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be Lewis’ second career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in DeSclafanis last 5 starts. The Rangers are 13-3 in their last 16 Tuesday games and 7-0 in Lewis' last 7 starts.
The Rangers are the hottest team in baseball right now and Lewis simply can't do anything wrong as of late. It's tough to bet against the Rangers in their current form, so you might as well continue riding the hot hand.