Rangers vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 19, 2023

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Rangers vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 19, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (26-17) and Adolis Garcia (2 HR in his last game) are favored (-227) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Colorado Rockies (19-25) on Friday at 8:05 PM ET on MLB Network.

Martin Perez will get the ball for Texas while Colorado will counter with Karl Kauffmann.

Rangers vs. Rockies Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -227
  • Rockies odds to win: +188
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Rockies?

Rangers and Rockies Betting Trends

The Rangers have a 15-9 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 62.5% of those games).

Texas has gone 5-1 (winning 83.3% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -227 or shorter.

The Rockies have won 16, or 45.7%, of the 35 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Colorado has been at least a +188 moneyline underdog seven times this season, but was upset in all of those games.

The Rangers have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 43 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 26 of those games (26-16-1).

The Rockies’ games have gone over the total in 18 of their 44 chances.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers are the second-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 6.2 runs per game (266 total).

Texas is ninth-best in baseball with 57 total home runs.

The Rangers rank fifth in the majors with a .265 batting average.

Texas’ 9.2 strikeouts per game rank 23rd in the majors.

The 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Rangers pitching staff ranks 16th in MLB.

Texas’ 3.87 team ERA ranks ninth across all MLB pitching staffs.

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies rank 14th in the majors with 198 total runs scored this season.

Colorado ranks 26th in Major League Baseball with just 37 home runs as a team.

The Rockies have a team batting average of .255 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.

Colorado ranks 16th with an average of 8.6 strikeouts per game.

The Rockies average the 25th-most strikeouts per nine innings (eight) in the league this season.

Colorado has pitched to a 4.68 ERA this season, which ranks 23rd in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Perez (4-1 with a 4.25 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Rangers, his ninth of the season.

Marcus Semien has been key for Texas with seven home runs, 35 RBI and a batting average of .293 this season.

Garcia leads Texas in home runs (13) and runs batted in (46) this season while batting .258.

Nate Lowe has 44 hits this season and a slash line of .259/.339/.435.

Jonah Heim leads Texas with a batting average of .306. He’s also hit six home runs with 31 RBI.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

Kauffmann gets the nod for the Rockies and will make his first start of the season.

Charlie Blackmon has nine doubles, a triple, three home runs and 18 walks while batting .273.

Kris Bryant has five doubles, five home runs and 15 walks while hitting .297.

Elias Diaz has put up a team-high batting average of .331 and leads the Rockies in runs batted in (21).

Jurickson Profar is hitting .231 with nine doubles, five home runs and 20 walks.

Rangers and Rockies Injuries

Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Travis Jankowski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat)

Rockies: C.J. Cron: 10 Day IL (Back), Ryan Feltner: 15 Day IL (Skull), Dinelson Lamet: 15 Day IL (Back), Nick Mears: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Noah Davis: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Elbow), German Márquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Rangers vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 6, Rockies 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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