Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Prediction 5/28/2024

The Arizona Diamondbacks (25-28) travel to face off against the Texas Rangers (25-29) on Tuesday, May 28th. This game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington and televised on None. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Diamondbacks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Marlins. First pitch is set for 8:05 ET.

Diamondbacks vs Rangers

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The Diamondbacks will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Marlins with a 3-1 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 7th inning before the Marlins scored three runs in the top of the 7th. Arizona was the -132 favorite at home going into the game.

Blake Walston got the start for the Diamondbacks, going 4 2/3 innings, and didn’t give up a run. However, he did issue three walks and was pulled from the game. The Diamondbacks’s offense scored their only run in the 2nd inning and had a total of six hits.

Arizona is 25-28 overall, putting them 4th in the NL West, seven games behind the Dodgers for the division lead. So far, they have gone 11-9 in divisional games. The Diamondbacks are just 5-5 over their last 10 games and dropped their series vs. the Marlins.

At home, the Diamondbacks are 13-15 this year compared to 12-13 on the road. As the road favorite, Arizona is 3-3 this year, and they are 13-12 when favored overall. Arizona has gone 12-16 as the underdog this year, and they will be looking to even their series record today, as they are 6-10-1 this year.

Arizona’s run line record is 24-29, and they have an average run margin of 0.1 runs per game. The Diamondbacks are 14-11 against the run line on the road, and they have covered in two straight games. They are 8-17 vs. the run line as the favorite and 16-12 as the underdog. Their average run margin in wins is +4.4, while it’s -3.8 in losses.

The Diamondbacks are on the road against the Rangers, with today’s over/under line set at 8.5. The combined run average in their games this season is 9.2, and their over/under record is 23-28. When the line is set at 8.5, their over/under record is 8-7. Overall, 43.4% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 8.5, and their current under streak is at four games.

Brandon Pfaadt Gets The Start For The Diamondbacks

Right-hander Brandon Pfaadt is getting the start for the Diamondbacks today as he faces the Rangers on the road. Through 10 starts, Pfaadt has a record of 2-3 and an ERA of 4.05. His WHIP for the season is currently 1.08. Pfaadt’s last outing came against the Dodgers, where he picked up the win, going six innings and giving up two earned runs. Before that, he had given up at least three earned runs in three straight outings. Pfaadt has made six quality starts this year.

Diamondbacks Offense Breakdown

Arizona’s offense has been pretty consistent this season, averaging 4.6 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. They have been even better on the road, averaging 4.9 runs per game. The Diamondbacks have been a good team at avoiding strikeouts this season, and they come into the game with a team batting average of .243, which is 11th in the MLB.

Christian Walker has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 8/29 in his last eight games with two homers and five RBIs. Walker is 1st on the team with 33 RBIs and is tied with Ketel Marte for the team lead in homers. Joc Pederson is also 2nd on the team in homers, and he comes into the game with a batting average of .303.

The Rangers’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Twins, closing out their series with a 6-2 win. After allowing one run to the Twins in the bottom of the first, the Rangers responded with two runs of their own. Texas went on to add another two runs in the 3rd inning.

Starting for the Rangers was Gerson Garabito, who picked up the win while tossing 3 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He only had two strikeouts in the outing and got the win thanks to the Rangers’ offense. Corey Seager went 2/5 with two homers, going back-to-back in the 3rd.

Texas will host the Diamondbacks with an overall record of 25-29, which has them 2nd in the AL West. Currently, they trail the Mariners by 3.5 games in the division. The Rangers closed out their series vs. the Twins with a loss and lost the series 2-1.

So far, the Rangers are 12-13 at home compared to 13-16 on the road. Texas has dropped five straight series, and their overall series record is 7-9-1. As the underdog, the Rangers are 2-3 in series.

When the Rangers win, they win big, averaging a run margin of 3.8 runs per game. But when they lose, it’s usually by a large margin, averaging a run differential of -3.5 runs per game. Their run line record is 21-33, but they have been better at home, going 9-16 against the run line.

The Texas Rangers are at home today against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The Rangers have played 52 games this season, and the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs or higher in 48.1% of their games. Their games have averaged 9.0 runs per game, and their over/under record for the season is 21-31.

Dane Dunning Gets The Start For The Rangers

Right-hander Dane Dunning gets the start for the Rangers today as he faces the Diamondbacks at home. Dunning has made eight starts this year and has a record of 3-3 with an ERA of 4.43. So far, he has turned in two quality starts and is averaging 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings. In his most recent outing, Dunning took the loss, going just 3 1/3 innings and giving up three earned runs, four hits, and one homer. Before that, he had gone 4 2/3 innings without giving up a homer. Opponents are batting .200 off Dunning this year.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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Adolis Garcia has been the Rangers’ top power threat this season, as his 12 home runs are 6th most in the league and the top mark on the team. However, he is batting just .242 for the season and has gone just 3/19 in his last five games. Corey Seager has been hot of late, going 8/22 with six homers over his last six games. Seager’s 10-game hitting streak is also the longest on the team right now.

Overall, the Rangers are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 13th in the league. At home, they are averaging just 3.9 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .242, and their collective on-base percentage of .313 is 11th in the league.

Diamondbacks vs Rangers Prediction

Our pick for today’s Diamondbacks vs. Rangers game is to take the Rangers on the money line at +100. We have the Rangers winning this one by a score of 5-4, and with the payout being even money, this is where we see the best value.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Dane Dunning is projected to finish with five strikeouts, and he is currently 19th among starters in terms of strikeouts. As for the Diamondbacks starter, Brandon Pfaadt is projected to finish with five strikeouts, and he is currently 6th worst in terms of strikeout projections.

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