Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Prediction 5/29/2024

The Arizona Diamondbacks (25-29) travel to face off against the Texas Rangers (26-29) on Wednesday, May 29th. 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 Rangers. First pitch is set for 2:35 ET.

Diamondbacks vs Rangers

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Rangers vs Diamondbacks series. Texas went into the matchup as -130 favorites and squeaked out a 4-2 win. Heading into the game, the Rangers had lost two in a row.

Arizona wasted a good outing from Brandon Pfaadt, as he gave up just two earned runs in seven innings of work for the Diamondbacks. Texas got to him for three runs in the 5th inning, which proved to be the difference in the game.

Nathan Eovaldi only went three innings for the Rangers but gave up just two earned runs. Andrew Heaney came out of the bullpen for the win, and Kirby Yates got the save.

Arizona is 4th in the NL West, and they trail the Dodgers by 8.5 games for the division lead. Overall, they are 25-29 and have dropped two straight games. The Diamondbacks lost the final game of their series vs. the Brewers and dropped the series opener to the Rangers.

As the road team today, the Diamondbacks are 12-14 this season compared to 13-15 at home. So far, they have been slightly better as the favorite, going 13-12, and 12-17 as the underdog. Arizona’s overall series record is 6-10-1 this year.

Arizona has a run line record of 24-30 this season, with an average run differential of 0.0 runs per game. The Diamondbacks have been a better bet on the run line on the road, where they are 14-12 compared to 10-18 at home. They have been a better bet on the run line as an underdog, going 16-13 compared to 8-17 as the favorite. In their wins, they have an average run differential of +4.4 runs per game, while in their losses, they have an average run differential of -3.7 runs per game.

Arizona has played in 60 games this season, and 31 of them have had over/under lines set at 9 runs or fewer. The Diamondbacks have gone under the total in 57.4% of their games this season, and they have gone under in five straight games. The combined run average in their games this season is 9.1 runs per game, and the over/under record in their games is 23-29.

Ryne Nelson Gets The Start For The Diamondbacks

Ryne Nelson is getting the start for the Diamondbacks today and comes in with a record of 3-3 and ERA of 6.03. In his 7 starts, he has pitched 34 1/3 innings and opponents are batting .353 off the right-hander. Nelson’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.83. Looking back at his last outing, Nelson came out of the bullpen and got the win, going 5 innings and not giving up a run. Before that, he had given up at least three earned runs in three straight outings. So far, he has made one quality start this year.

Diamondbacks Offense Breakdown

Coming into the game, the Diamondbacks are 9th in the league in runs per game, averaging 4.6 runs per contest. They have been even better on the road, averaging 4.8 runs per game. Arizona’s offense has been led by Christian Walker and Ketel Marte, who are both batting over .260 and have 10 homers apiece. Walker has been especially hot of late, going 10/36 in his last 10 games with two homers.

Arizona’s offense will be looking to get things going again, as they have scored just 3, 2, and 4 runs in their last three games, respectively. As a team, they are batting .243, which is 11th in the league, and are 19th in home runs.

Texas is 26-29 overall, putting them 2nd in the AL West, 3.5 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. The Rangers have taken the first game of their series vs. the Diamondbacks and have an overall series record of 7-9-1. So far, they are just 9-11 in AL West matchups.

The Rangers have dropped seven of their last ten games and have an overall record of 13-13 at home compared to 13-16 on the road. As the favorite, Texas is 16-15 this year and 10-14 as the underdog. So far, they have really struggled to close out series, as they have dropped five straight series.

When betting the run line with the Rangers, it’s been a better proposition to take them as the underdog. They are 12-12 vs. the run line in those games, compared to 10-21 when they are the favorite. Their overall run line record is 22-33, with a run differential of -0.1 runs per game.

When the Texas Rangers play at home, the over/under line is set at 9 runs. The Rangers and their opponents have averaged 8.9 runs per game this season. Overall, the over/under record for Texas is 21-32, and when the line is set at 9 runs, the record is 5-8. So far this season, 13 of the Rangers’ games have had over/under lines set higher than 9 runs, accounting for 23.6% of their games.

Dane Dunning Gets The Start For The Rangers

Dane Dunning will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Phillies, as he gets the start for the Rangers today. Against the Phillies, he took the loss, going just 3 1/3 innings and giving up three earned runs. Dunning has made eight starts this year and has a record of 3-3 with an ERA of 4.43. Looking at his overall numbers, Dunning has a WHIP of 1.18 and opponents are batting .200 vs. the right-hander this year. So far, he has turned in two quality starts and is averaging 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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Adolis Garcia and Corey Seager are tied for the team lead in home runs with 12 apiece. Seager has been hot of late, going 12/33 in his last nine games with seven homers and 11 RBIs. Garcia, on the other hand, is batting just .125 in his last eight games. Overall, Garcia is hitting .237, and Seager is at .259 for the season.

As a team, the Rangers are averaging 4.4 runs per game and are 12th in the league in scoring. They have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 4.9 runs per game. Texas is also 10th in home runs this season and have done a good job of avoiding strikeouts, as they are 7th in the league in this category.

Diamondbacks vs Rangers Prediction

Our pick for today’s Diamondbacks vs. Rangers matchup is to take the Rangers on the money line at -133. We have the Rangers winning this one by a final score of 6-5, which means there is also some value on the over, as the line is sitting at 9 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Dane Dunning finishing with six strikeouts, which has him as the sixth best among all starters today. As for the Diamondbacks’ starter, Ryne Nelson, we have him finishing with five strikeouts.

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