Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Prediction 05-20-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 20, 2023
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The Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers meet in MLB action from Globe Life Field on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Texas is listed as a -190 home favorite while Colorado is a +160 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Kyle Freeland will start for the Rockies and is 4-4 with a 3.16 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Texas will start Jon Gray here and is 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Texas’ 7-2 win over the Rockies on Friday made it back-to-back wins for the Rangers in this head-to-head matchup.


Colorado is 11-5 in their last 16 games overall and 32-66 in their last 98 road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 game two matchups. Texas is 16-35 in their last 51 games against the NL West and 2-6 in their last 8 interleague games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.


I’m rolling with the Rockies here. The Rangers have been solid in spots, but they haven’t been great against left-handed pitching and Jon Gray’s had some struggles at home. Kyle Freeland’s always been a pitcher that plays his best on the road and he’s arguably been the staff ace for the Rockies so far this season. I’ll take the Rockies and the nice plus money here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Colorado +160
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