Rangers host D-Backs in Arlington
Righthander Yu Darvish is the probable starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers on Thursday night as they play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB betting action at the sportsbooks.
Darvish was tagged with a hard-luck loss in his last trip to the mound, holding the Indians to just one run on three hits over six innings of work while striking out 11 batters. Darvish is 9-5 with a 2.80 ERA for the Rangers this season.
Zeke Spruill gets the ball for Arizona; he's 0-0 so far this season.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Rangers) and the No. 4 (Diamondbacks) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Diamondbacks rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 5 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.
Arizona was a 7-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as +170 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Wade Miley silenced the Rays bats in a 7-0 victory last time out versus Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -143 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas rolled to a 2-1 win against Los Angeles on Wednesday, as Martin Perez and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Diamondbacks at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona at Boston, Friday, August 2
Texas at Oakland, Friday, August 2