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Arizona Diamondbacks take on Rangers in baseball test

Arizona DiamondbacksTexas Rangers
June 12, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Odds

30-30TEAM RECORD35-26

Inter-league play resumes on Tuesday as the Rangers take on the Diamondbacks at Rangers Ballpark in a key battle on the odds menu.

Ian Kennedy, with a record of 5-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Rangers trot Colby Lewis to the mound in this one. He is 4-5 so far in 2012.

View Arizona vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -174 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 10 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Diamondbacks, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Diamondbacks defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 10 hits per game, more than the Diamondbacks have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Texas owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Arizona won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Athletics on June 10. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Arizona rolled to a 4-3 win against Oakland on Sunday, as Joe Saunders and the Diamondbacks' bats led the team to victory at Chase Field.

In their last action, Texas was a 5-0 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Texas at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Robbie Ross chucked 4 shutout innings at the Giants in their last game, striking out 2 in a 5-0 win against San Francisco in baseball action at AT&T Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Diamondbacks at Rangers trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 13 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games

Next up:
Arizona at Texas, Wednesday, June 13