Free MLB Pick: Rockies vs Rangers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(60-72) Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers (47-85)
Date: Wednesday, September 1st
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington Texas
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Kohei Arihara
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies -140 | Rangers +120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rockies -1.5 (+115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
It doesn’t really matter who the Rockies play, just where. Colorado continues to play atrocious on the road as they’ve dropped the first two in Arlington against the last place Rangers. Oddsmakers are once again making Colorado the favorite in the series finale though.
The Rangers shoot for a very rare sweep as they’ve taken a couple of 4-3 wins the last two nights. There would be value on the Rangers for the simple fact that Colorado is playing on the road, but Texas is also trotting out a pitcher in his first start since May.
Colorado kicks off the last month of the year wondering what happened in 2021. This is a team that looked World Series contenders when they play at Coors Field (43-22) but then an absolute fade every time they go on the road (17-50).
It hasn’t been a great week in Arlington for Colorado, per the norm. Dallas native Trevor Story hit a couple of bombs in front of friends and family on Tuesday but overall the Rockies were stifled to 1 hit over 5.0 innings by A.J. Alexy making his MLB debut.
Wednesday’s 4-3 loss wasn’t a whole lot better. Colorado hit three solo HRs off Texas pitcher Jordan Lyles which the Rangers will take after Lyles allowed 8 ER the game before and 5+ in four of his previous five.
Both German Marquez and Austin Gomber have allowed 4 ER in their starts so far this series, so Kyle Freeland would like to keep Texas a little bit more at bay when he takes the mound Wednesday afternoon. The lefty has struck out 17 in his last two starts, allowing 5 ER over his last three outings.
The Rangers have been swept plenty this season, by they haven’t swept a team since the end of June when the Royals visited for a three game set.
This has been a series defined by long balls, with 10 HRs between the two squads the last two nights. Story had the two HRs on Tuesday and then Colorado hit three bombs on Wednesday, but Nathaniel Lowe and Leody Taveras answered for the Rangers. Taveras also went deep in the series opener.
Even though Colorado is a horrible road team, the Rangers are especially up against it in Wednesday’s series finale. Freeland has looked pretty solid for the Rockies lately, while Texas counters with Kohei Arihara who many thought was done for the year after shoulder surgery.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rockies are 22-8 last 30 as a favorite
- Rockies are 2-6 last 8 vs. RH starter
- Rockies are 17-51 last 68 road games
- Rangers are 15-36 last 51 overall
- Rangers are 2-5 last 7 home games
- Rangers are 4-12 last 16 following a win
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
The Rockies can’t be this absolutely horrible on the road – can they? The Colorado bats have been able to hit the deep one this series, but haven’t managed to muster a whole lot of offense otherwise – and that’s against a pitcher making his MLB debut on Tuesday and a guy who had been getting absolutely shelled on Wednesday.
It’s another favorable matchup for Colorado in the series finale as Arihara returns for his first start since May. Do you really trust this Rockies team though? Plus Arihara might be capped at 4 innings max, so if Colorado doesn’t do their damage before then their chances for a W diminish.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rangers +120
It is hard to go against Freeland here, but the Rockies are that bad on the road.
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