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Colorado Rockies visit Texas Rangers in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Colorado Rockies


Texas Rangers
Thursday, May 08, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

The Colorado Rockies will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Rangers in Texas at Globe Life Park on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Franklin Morales, with a record of 3-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Colorado Rockies, while the Texas Rangers trot Matt Harrison to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2014.

Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Texas was a -140 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at Bovada, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at BetDSI pick an opening over under number of 9.5.

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Computer Prediction: Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.4-3.9 win for the Rockies on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 6.4-3.9 result in favor of the Rockies today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Texas (17-17) will face the 22-14 Rockies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Colorado injuries news.

This game puts the Texas Rangers, most recently No. 13 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Colorado Rockies, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

How Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 17-rated offense, averaging 4.15 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies defense that ranks No. 21 at 4.44 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.71 hits per game so far, less than Colorado Rockies batters have averaged on the year (10.89 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 28-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +114 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 9-2 final on Wednesday in support of Jorge De La Rosa at Globe Life Park.

Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Texas's last 16 games
Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Cincinnati, Friday, May 9th
Texas home to Boston, Friday, May 9th