San Francisco Giants vs. Texas Rangers - 8/2/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Texas Rangers (2-5) at San Francisco Giants (5-4)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Oracle Park)
Kolby Allard (0-0) (0.00) vs. Jeff Samardzija (0-1) (11.25)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -115 / Texas Rangers -105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants meet Sunday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Texas Rangers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Rangers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their first seven games. The Rangers have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Joey Gallo leads the Rangers with six hits and five RBI while Elvis Andrus and Todd Frazier have combined for 10 hits and five RBI. Kolby Allard gets the ball, and he was 4-2 with a 4.96 ERA and 33 strikeouts last season. This will be Allard’s first career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Giants have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 13 hits and 13 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 21 hits and 10 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 11.25 ERA and one strikeout this season. Samardzija is 0-2 with a 6.30 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series, 3-10 in their last 13 games as an underdog and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games, 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League West. The under is 5-2 in Rangers last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Giants last 5 Sunday games. The Rangers are 3-12 in the last 15 meetings in San Francisco.
Allard will make his season debut and wasn't all that great last season in a limited role. The Texas Rangers are also a team that can't find any sort of offense, so they're a hard team to trust to say the least. Nobody expected much from the San Francisco Giants this season, but they've quietly won five of their last seven games and are somehow putting runs on the board at a solid clip. I'm not sure how long it continues, but the Giants are worth a bet these days, especially when going up against the Rangers who can't score.