Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 5/12/2024

The Texas Rangers (22-19) travel to face off against the Colorado Rockies (11-28) on Sunday, May 12th. This game will be played at Coors Field in Denver and televised on BSSW. The Rockies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rangers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockies. First pitch is set for 3:10 ET.

Rangers vs Rockies

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Thanks to a six-run 7th inning for the Rockies’ offense, they cruised to an easy 8-3 win over the Rangers in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Rockies were at +129 on the money line.

Ryan Feltner got the start for the Rockies and went six innings while giving up just two hits and two earned runs. He finished the game with four strikeouts but issued two walks. Tyler Kinley came out of the bullpen to get the win.

Andrew Heaney only went five innings for the Rangers, giving up two earned runs on eight hits. He finished the game with eight strikeouts but took the loss. David Robertson struggled out of the bullpen, giving up six runs in just 0.1 innings of work.

Texas is 22-19 overall this season, and they lead the AL West by a half-game over the Mariners. The Rangers have dropped two straight games, and this is their overall record vs. other AL West teams. The Rangers have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games overall.

At home, the Rangers are 10-9 this season, and they have gone 12-10 on the road. As the favorite, the Rangers are 13-11, and they are 9-8 as the underdog. Texas will be looking to avoid dropping three straight games as the favorite, and their overall series record is 7-4-1. The Rangers have won four straight series before losing the first two games of this series vs. the Rockies.

When the Rangers are on the road, they are 10-12 against the run line, and they have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four road games. When they are the favorite, they are just 8-16 against the run line, while they are 10-7 as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 11 runs is the highest of the season for the Rangers, who have played 41 games with lower over/under lines. The Rangers have gone over the over/under line in 18 of their 40 games this season, and their games have averaged 9.4 runs per game. Their games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs this season.

José Ureña Gets The Start For The Rangers

Texas is sending José Ureña to the mound today, and he has made one start and 11 appearances this season. Ureña’s record is 1-2, and his ERA is 3.86. So far, he has a WHIP of 1.29 and has allowed a total of two home runs. In his most recent outing, Ureña picked up the win, going five innings and giving up one earned run on two hits. Before that, he had three straight appearances where he didn’t allow a run. Ureña has a 13.59 ERA on the road compared to 1.0 at home.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Rangers are the 6th highest-scoring team in the league, averaging 5 runs per game. They have been even better on the road, putting up 5.5 runs per contest. Overall, the team is batting .255 (4th) and have the league’s 8th ranked home run total. As a team, the Rangers are also near the top of the league in on-base percentage, slugging, and batting average on balls in play.

Marcus Semien and Adolis Garcia have been the Rangers’ top power threats this season, with 7 and 8 homers, respectively. Semien has been especially hot of late, going 11/22 in his last five games with two homers and seven RBIs. Leody Taveras has also hit two homers in his last five games while batting .350.

With an overall record of 11-28, the Rockies are 15 games behind the Dodgers for the NL West lead. So far, they are just 5-9 in divisional games. Colorado has won three straight games, and they are winning the series vs. the Rangers 2-0.

Colorado has really struggled on the road, putting up a mark of 3-16. At home, the Rockies are 8-12 this season. So far, they have yet to be the favorite in a game. The team’s series record is 0-11-1, and they have dropped four straight series overall.

The Rockies are 19-20 against the run line this season, and they have gone 10-10 against the run line at home. They have covered the run line in three straight games overall and as the underdog. Their average run differential in wins is +3.5, while it is -3.9 in losses.

Colorado’s over/under record on the season is 19-20, and their average over/under line is 10 runs. The over/under line for today’s game against the Rangers is set at 11 runs. In games where the over/under line has been set at 11 runs, the over/under record is 2-3. On the season, the Rockies’ games have averaged 9.5 runs per game.

Ty Blach Gets The Start For The Rockies

Ty Blach is getting the start for the Rockies today as they take on the Texas Rangers. Blach has made 2 starts and has yet to factor into a decision. He has gone 3 innings in his first start and 4 innings in his second outing.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

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Colorado’s offense has been one of the worst in the league so far this season, averaging just 3.8 runs per game. They have been even worse on the road, averaging only 3.3 runs per game. The Rockies do have a good team batting average of .245, and they have the league’s best BABIP figure. Ryan McMahon and Elias Diaz have been the team’s top run producers so far, as they are tied for 1st on the team with 21 RBIs.

Elias Diaz comes into the game on a four-game hitting streak and has gone 13/32 in his last eight games. Brendan Rodgers is also on a six-game hitting streak and has gone 12/35 in his last nine games. Over this stretch, Rodgers has scored three runs but has not homered. Brenton Doyle has four homers this season, which is 2nd on the team, but he has gone just 7/33 in his last nine games.

Rangers vs Rockies Prediction

Our predicted score for this Rangers vs. Rockies matchup is 5-4 in favor of the Rangers. Given that they are on the road, you can get the Rangers on the money line at -156, which is our recommended bet.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have José Ureña going 7-8 innings, and he is projected to finish with five strikeouts. As for Rockies starter Ty Blach, he is predicted to end the game with just three K’s.

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