The Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Tuesday in MLB action atPNC Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Texas Rangers Betting Preview
The Texas Rangers have scored 28 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 straight games. The Rangers have won 6 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 58 hits and 39 RBI, while Nathaniel Lowe and Josh Jung have combined for 99 hits and 59 RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 2.83 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 0-0 with a 10.80 ERA and 3 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
Pittsburgh PiratesBetting Preview
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 8 of their last 12 games. The Pirates have lost 7 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 50 hits and 27 RBI, while Ke'Bryan Hayes and Carlos Santana have combined for 79 hits and 39 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.80 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Hill is 3-0 with a 3.81 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 11-5 in their last 16 overall. The Pirates are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 5-14 in their last 19 overall. The over is 7-0-1 in Rangers last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pirates last 5 overall. The Rangers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to have issues producing runs consistently, so excuse me if I need to see more before I can get behind them confidently. The Texas Rangers remain an offensive powerhouse and Nathan Eovaldi looks to be back in his all star form, as he's absolutely dealing through 60.1 innings. I have to side with the Rangers and the somewhat reasonable price.