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Texas Rangers vs. Miami Marlins - 7/25/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (45-52) at Texas Rangers (48-51)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

D Straily (7-5) (3.49) vs. C Hamels (4-1) (3.78)

The Line: Texas Rangers -143 / Miami Marlins +133 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSW, FSFL

The Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Miami Marlins look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Miami Marlins have won 12 of their last 15 games when scoring more than three runs. Marcell Ozuna leads the Marlins with 118 hits and 72 RBI while Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich have combined for 213 hits and 66 RBI. Dan Straily gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 3.49 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Straily is 4-3 with a 4.15 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

Texas Rangers vs. Miami Marlins - 7/25/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Rangers could use a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Rangers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Texas Rangers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 111 hits and 53 RBI while Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo have combined for 164 hits and 91 RBI. Cole Hamels gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 3.78 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 9-15 with a 3.39 ERA and 236 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 8-17 in their last 25 during game 2 of a series, 5-1 in Strailys last 6 starts with 5 days of rest and 5-2 in Strailys last 7 starts. The Rangers are 10-2 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series, 21-5 in Hamels' last 26 home starts and 40-15 in Hamels' last 55 starts. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

Both of these pitchers have been solid all season long, but Straily has an ERA of 4.27 on the road and Hamels has an ERA of 2.22 at home. Teams are hitting just .191 against Hamels at home this season, which is pretty damn good. Not to mention the Marlins have had issues stringing together success this season. I'll take the Rangers and the cheap price here.

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