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Brandon McCarthy, Justin Grimm take mound in Rangers vs Diamondbacks tilt

Arizona DiamondbacksTexas Rangers
May 30, 2:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Odds

30-22TEAM RECORD32-20

Arizona travels to Texas for inter-league play on Thursday, hoping to secure a victory over the Rangers.

Brandon McCarthy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Diamondbacks on this day; he's 2-3 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Justin Grimm, who will be looking to improve on his 4-3 mark.

View Arizona vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -135 for the Rangers in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 9 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Diamondbacks odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 4 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 4 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.

Texas owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 5-rated defense.

A few Diamondbacks at Rangers trends to consider:
Arizona4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 5-11-1 SU in its last 17 games ,when playing Texas
Arizona is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,on the road
Arizona is 1-7-1 SU in its last 9 games ,when playing on the road against Texas
Texas7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona
Texas14-6-1 SU in its last 21 games at home
Texas is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Texas is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 31
Texas home to Kansas City, Friday, May 31

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