Rangers open as moneyline underdog vs Reds
Cincinnati Reds vs Texas Rangers Odds
Cincinnati travels to Texas for inter-league play on Friday, hoping to secure a victory over the Rangers.
Johnny Cueto gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Reds on this day; he's 4-1 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Martin Perez, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.
The visitors were 107 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
This game matches up the No. 4 (Rangers) and the No. 2 (Reds) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Texas and its American League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 3 lineup of the Reds at 4.4 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.
Cincinnati was a 5-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Reds were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Oakland staff and losing 5-0 to the Athletics on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.
The Rangers were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Derek Holland chucked 9 shutout innings at the Yankees in their last game, striking out 7 in a 2-0 win against New York in baseball action at Yankee Stadium.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 4-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Reds at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 12 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas' last 14 games at home
Cincinnati at Texas, Saturday, June 29