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(24-22) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Texas Rangers (28-18)
Date: Saturday May 28 2016
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Juan Nicasio vs Yu Darvish
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers -152
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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This interleague matchup includes two teams at the top of their respective divisions.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing tough as of late, and their lineup seems to be coming around.
The Texas Rangers finally have their ace back, coming off of Tommy John Surgery.
The Pittsburgh Pirates lineup is one of the NL’s best overall, but they seem to have a lot of inconsistent hitters.
They are led by Josh Harrison. Harrison is hitting .319 with 25 runs batted in on the year. Right behind him is Gregory Polanco hitting .316 with a .399 on base percentage.
Polanco has also drove in 18 runs this year. Starling Marte is right behind the both of them at .314 with 15 two baggers and 18 RBIs. The Pirates lineup looks to knock Darvish around in his seasonal debut.
The Pirates have Juan Nicasio taking the bump on Saturday. He is currently 4-3 on the year with a 4.46 E.R.A and 43 strikeouts. He was last in action at home against the Atlanta Braves. He worked in 5 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 8 hits.
Nicasio struck out 6 Braves and walked 2.
He looks to take down this Rangers lineup.
The Texas Rangers lineup seems to be very consistent so far this season.
They are led by right fielder Nomar Mazara. Mazara is hitting .320 on the year with team high 8 home runs. He has also knocked in 21 runs this year.
The shortstop Elvis Andrus is hitting .296 with 12 extra base hits and 17 runs batted in, somewhat of a down year for Andrus.
Adrian Beltre is supplying the power for the Rangers, he has hit 7 home runs with a team leading 31 RBIs, he is also hitting .264 on this early year.
The Rangers send Yu Darvish out for his season debut, as he is coming off of Tommy John surgery that he received in the spring.
Not much to say about Darvish since its been over a year with he has pitched, he had a 0.90 E.R.A in his rehab starts before taking the mound.
I look for him to come back fine.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in PIT last 10 Sat. games.
- Over is 13-5-1 in PIT last 19 road games.
- Over is 28-11-1 in PIT last 40 on grass.
- TEX are 6-2 in their last 8 interleague games.
- Over is 7-3-1 in TEX last 11 home games.
- TEX are 43-20 in their last 63 home games.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
This game is hard to predict because it all comes down to Darvish, you have to be confident with him on the mound.
I am confident that he will come back with the intensity that he left with. Tommy John is a scary surgery to have, but I believe that he was very good before he left, he will come back strong.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rangers ML
I’m taking the Rangers in this one, I believe Darvish will come back just fine, and the Rangers offense will throw him some support.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pirates 3 – Texas 7
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