Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Prediction 05-21-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 21, 2023
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The Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers meet in MLB action from Globe Life Field on Sunday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Texas is listed as a -200 home favorite while the Rockies are +170 road underdogs. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Connor Seabold will start for the Rockies and is 1-0 with a 5.14 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Texas will start Andrew Heaney here and Heaney is 2-3 with a 4.71 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Texas’ 11-5 win over the Rockies on Saturday made it three straight wins for the Rangers in this head-to-head matchup.


Colorado is 32-68 in their last 100 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games overall. Texas is 7-0 in their last 7 Sunday games and 10-4 in their last 14 games overall while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win.


I’m backing the Rangers -1.5 here. I’m not the biggest Andrew Heaney fan, but he beats the alternative as I’ve faded Connor Seabold going back to his days with the Red Sox last season and Seabold is coming off of his worst start of the year and now has to face a Rangers team that’s crushing it right now, especially against righties. The Rockies are struggling against lefties in the last couple of weeks and I just don’t see this as a spot for Colorado to keep it close. Give me Texas -1.5 here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Texas -1.5
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