Colorado Rockies (33-34) vs Texas Rangers (27-43)Date : 06/16/2018
Time : 4:05 PM ET
Location : Globe Life Park
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers
The Rangers will welcome back the Rockies to Globe Life Park for game 2 of the interleague 3 game series. The Rangers are in the last place of the AL West while the Rockies are 3rd in the NL West. This will be their first meeting of the season.
Colorado Rockies's Latest Performance :
The Rockies will cap off their 6 game road trip against the Rangers, the Rockies were able to bounce back after the series opener lost against the Phillies to remind us all again how well they play on the road the Rockies have a road record of 22-15 on the year they have now climbed back up the standings they are currently ranked 3rd in the NL West division. They have also snapped a 5 game skid after their last win.
Trevor Story went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. He struck a RBI-doubles in both the fourth and seventh innings. He is slashing a strong .270/.344/.528 with 14 homers, 49 RBI, 35 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 67 games. Nolan Arenado will have an impact in this series against the Rangers, he holds a .305/.399/.532 batting line with 12 home runs and 37 RBI in 62 games this season. The Rockies should do just fine on the road against the Rangers.
Pitching for the Rockies will be Kyle Freeland. He allowed four earned runs, four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in a loss against the Diamondbacks. He has been the Rockies’ best pitcher of late. In his last nine starts, he is 6-3 with a 2.93 ERA.
Texas Rangers's Latest Performance :
The Rangers weren’t able to overcome the Dodgers as they lost in a two series sweep the team has now dropped 6 games in a row. The Rangers will be back at Globe Life Park for a brief 3 game homestand beginning Friday. They will be playing against the Rockies. The Rangers aren’t having a great season they are currently in the last place of the AL West division with a record of 27-43 on the year, my hot take on the Rangers is that they have no chance of making noise this season considering how strong their division is this season all the team focus should shift into rebuild mode collect assets and build for the future.
Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-3 with three walks. He extended the longest active on-base streak in the majors to 28 games. His placement of the ball when he is at the plate eye is keeping the streak alive, as he has drawn 29 free passes across the past 25 outings. Since flipping the calendar from May to June he is hitting .349 (15-for-43) to raise his average from .259 to .274. He is arguably the best player in on the Rangers this season he should make an impact against the Rockies.
Pitching for the Rangers will be Mike Minor. He is coming off a six-inning outing against the Astros on Saturday when he allowed three runs on six hits in a no-decision. He is 1-1 with a 5.82 ERA in his last three starts and has lasted at least six innings in two of those outings.
How Colorado Rockies & Texas Rangers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rangers are 9-3 in their last 12 interleague home games vs. a team with a losing record.
Rockies are 17-42 in their last 59 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record.
Against The Spread Selection: Colorado Rockies
My reason for the pick :
The Rockies continue to be solid on the road as they will win the interleague matchup against the Rangers. The Rockies will be on the winning side once again after losing 5 straight games, the Rangers won’t be able to handle the Rockies batting as I expect Story and Nolan to have a great as the two batters will lead the Rockies to another road victory.
Betting trends for Colorado Rockies:
- Rockies are 13-39 in their last 52 vs. American League West.
Betting trends for Texas Rangers:
- Rangers are 11-5 in their last 16 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record.