Free MLB Pick: Rangers vs Diamondbacks Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(50-88) Texas Rangers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (45-94)
Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 3:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Kohei Arihara vs. Luke Weaver
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +140 | Diamondbacks -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Diamondbacks -1.5 (+125)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
Two of the worst teams in baseball wrap up their quick two game series when the Rangers visit the Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon. It’s been a nice run for Texas as winners of three straight overall, but they are still significant underdogs in this matchup.
Who is paying -160 on the Diamondbacks right now? Arizona has dropped four in a row and 9 of their last 10. That being said, the Rangers are the second worst road team in baseball – but behind only this D’Backs squad.
Texas was a +160 underdog on Tuesday night but pulled out a 3-1 win thanks to Spencer Howard and Jordan Lyles teaming up to allow just 3 Arizona hits. The Rangers only had 6 hits themselves and struck out 10 times, but it was enough for a three game win streak.
Kohei Arihara has a tough act to follow when he takes the mound as Wednesday afternoon’s starting pitcher. The right-hander has allowed 5+ ER in three of his last four starts, and puts a lot of pressure on the bullpen while failing to get out of the 4th inning in four straight outings.
Texas may need to get the bats going if Arihara continues to struggle, even though Wednesday’s run total is only 8.5. That could be a tough order though as the Rangers have only hit 3 HRs as a team over the past week.
Arizona is ready for this 2021 campaign to be over and they’re playing like their minds are elsewhere in dropping 9 of the last 10. 6 of their last 7 losses have come at home too, meaning there’s not a ton of value on this D’Backs squad regardless of the opponent.
The Diamondbacks offense was nonexistent on Tuesday, but should be able to find some success against Arihara in Wednesday’s contest. This will be the first plate appearances for anybody on the Arizona roster against Texas’ rookie starter.
While Arizona should be able to get theirs at the plate, can Luke Weaver shut down Texas as Wednesday’s starter? The Diamondbacks have won 3 of the last 5 Weaver starts, with the right-hander giving up just 1 ER over his last three outings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 25-56 in their last 81 games vs. a right-handed starter
- Rangers are 16-36 last 52 overall
- Rangers are 10-43 last 53 road games
- Rangers are 3-14 last 17 Wednesday games
- Diamondbacks are 4-1 last 5 as a home favorite
- Diamondbacks are Diamondbacks are 0-9 last 9 interleague home games
Free Texas Rangers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
Usually you’d avoid Arizona priced at -160 like the plague, and they burned money as -175 favorites in Tuesday’s loss. That being said, Arihara has hit the rookie wall, and meanwhile Weaver has looked solid over the last month of the season.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Diamondbacks -1.5
Texas is still one of the worst road teams in baseball, and expect them to come out very flat as they are looking forward to an off day on Thursday followed by a three game set in Oakland over the weekend.
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