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Texas Rangers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers
Date & Time Wednesday July 17, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Globe Life Park in Arlington
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -125 / Texas Rangers +105 -- Over/Under: 10.5
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSSW
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Diamondbacks have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in two of their last four games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 115 hits and 57 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 194 hits and 110 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 3.81 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season. Ray is 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers could use a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Rangers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Texas Rangers have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 103 hits and 48 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 182 hits and 89 RBI. Jesse Chavez gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.84 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Chavez is 0-0 with a 4.67 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 road games, 1-8 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Rays last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rangers are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 5-1 in Chavezs last 6 starts on grass and 5-2 in Chavezs last 7 starts. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Texas and 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Rangers last 8 overall. The under is 6-0 in Diamondbacks last 6 overall.

Ray has allowed four hits and two runs while striking out 16 in his last 12.1 innings. Ray is also somebody who could be performer for a possible contender with his name in trade rumors, so he has every reason to keep this up. Chavez has allowed 12 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 10.1 innings, and he has a 5.28 ERA and .277 allowed batting average at home. While neither of these teams have been consistent, the Diamondbacks have a clear pitching edge here, and the Rangers are having issues putting offense together lately. I'll take the road team and the cheap price.

Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -125

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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