Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers - 7/31/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (46-62) at Arizona Diamondbacks (59-49)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
B Colon (5-9) (5.02) vs. Zack Godley (11-6) (4.73)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -175 / Texas Rangers +165 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSSW
The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Texas Rangers look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Rangers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Texas Rangers have split their last 10 games when scoring at least three runs. Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 110 hits and 51 RBI while Nomar Mazara and Jurickson Profar have combined for 181 hits and 110 RBI. Bartolo Colon gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 5.02 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Colon is 1-2 with a 3.94 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a victory here after splitting their last six games. The Diamondbacks have scored 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last eight games. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 111 hits and 58 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 198 hits and 95 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 11-6 with a 4.73 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. This will be Godley’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 1-5 in Colons last 6 road starts and 0-4 in Colons last 4 starts. The Diamondbacks are 29-11 in their last 40 Tuesday games, 4-11 in their last 15 home games and 4-0 in Godleys last 4 Tuesday starts. The over is 5-2-1 in Godleys last 8 starts overall and the under is 4-0 in Colons last 4 road starts.
Colon continues to be one of the easier pitchers in the league to hit, as he's allowed 17 hits and 11 runs in his last 11.2 innings, and he's allowing a .275 batting average overall this season. Colon throws a ton of lollipops these days and is allowing about a homer every 5.1 at bats. Godley has had his struggles at times this season as well, but he's been much sharper at home where he has an ERA of 3.88 compared to a 5.46 ERA on the road. Give me the Arizona Diamondbacks.