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June 22, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Odds

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

Christian Friedrich gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rockies on this day; he's 4-3 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Roy Oswalt, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View Colorado vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-205 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 10.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Rockies odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 1 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 8 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.9 per game. By contrast, the Rockies are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9 per game.

Texas owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 16-rated defense.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +170 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rockies grabbed a win last time out, defeating Vance Worley and the Phillies 4-1 on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

In their last action, Texas was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Padres. Bettors on Texas at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Anthony Bass and the Padres 4-2 on Wednesday at PETCO Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Rockies at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Texas
Colorado is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Colorado's last 16 games on the road
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Texas, Saturday, June 23