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Texas Rangers vs. SF Giants MLB Betting Preview — August 24th

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Rangers vs. Giants MLB Betting Preview

Friday, August 24 at 10:05 PM ET

 AT&T Park

 Mostly Cloudy 58°F

 Wind: 5mph Blowing Out to L

 Odds: Giants -155-moneyline favorites. The total is sitting at 8 -110.

The Texas Rangers open a three-game interleague series with the San Francisco Giants. Drew Hutchinson takes the hill for the Rangers while Dereck Rodriguez starts for the Giants.

Hutchison beats the Angels

Drew Hutchinson (2-2, 5.71 ERA, 1.67 WHIP) allowed two earned runs on five hits in his last outing. He also had a walk with six strikeouts over five innings in a 6-4 win against the Angels last Friday.

Hutchinson opted out of a minor league deal with the Dodgers on July 31. He’s made three starts for the Rangers as he continues to audition for a spot in next year’s rotation.

The Rangers have scored 615 runs (5th in the majors). They are putting up 4.77 runs per game (7th), hitting .245 (19th) with 156 home runs (13th).

Texas ranks 28th with a 4.96 ERA, 25th with a 1.39 WHIP and 30th with 897 strikeouts.

Their bullpen ranks 20th with a 4.21 ERA. Joey Gallo leads the Rangers with 33 home runs and 76 RBI. Shin-Soo Choo has 21 home runs, 58 RBI and team-bests with a .282 batting average, a .394 OBP and 131 hits.

Rodriguez has strong outing against the Pirates

Dereck Rodriguez (6-1, 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) gave up one earned run on two hits last outing. He also had a walk with four strikeouts over seven innings in a 4-3 win against the Pirates on August 12.

Rodriguez has won five straight decisions. He’s 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA and an 0.72 WHIP in his last seven appearances (six starts). He’s allowed two earned runs or less in all of his last nine appearances (eight starts).

The Giants have scored 506 runs (25th in the majors). They are putting up 3.95 runs per game (25th), hitting .246 (17th) with 110 home runs (28th).

San Francisco ranks 15th with a 3.96 ERA, 17th with a 1.32 WHIP and 23rd with 1004 strikeouts.

Their bullpen ranks 8th with a 3.66 ERA. Andrew McCutchen leads the Giants with 14 home runs, 53 RBI and 117 hits. Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt have 14 home runs and 43 RBI each.

 

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MLB Trends:

The Under is: 

19-6-3 in Texas’ last 28 road games against a team with a losing record

16-6-4 in Texas’ last 26 interleague road games against a right-handed starter

15-6-2 in Texas’ last 23 road games against a right-handed starter

15-6-3 in Texas’ last 24 interleague road games

17-6-3 in San Francisco’s last 26 games following a win

11-4-1 in San Francisco’s last 16 games against a team with a losing record

7-1 in Rodriguez’s last eight starts overall

6-1 in Rodriguez’s last seven starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance

4-1 in Rodriguez’s last five home starts

7-1-1 in the last nine meetings

8-3 in the last 11 meetings in San Francisco

This and That

Dereck Rodriguez has been on the disabled list since August 12 with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. He showed no signs of discomfort in a side session the other day. He’s 1-0 with an 0.69 ERA and an 0.46 WHIP in two starts against American League West opponents. 

Drew Hutchinson is not an ace by any stretch of the imagination. He’s pitched relatively well in his last two starts. The Giants are averaging just 3.00 runs in their last three games. They have scored less than three runs in eight of their last nine games. 

MLB Pick: Under 8 (-110) at Jazz Sportsbook

 Check odds here: https://goo.gl/dVwAAb

Odds as seen on ESPN Chalk: https://goo.gl/ji6GJZ

 

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Dirty

Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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