Rangers vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 20, 2023

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Rangers vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 20, 2023

MLB Predictions

Led by Adolis Garcia (three-game homer streak), the Texas Rangers (27-17) are favorites versus the Colorado Rockies (19-26) Saturday at 4:05 PM ET. Sportsbooks have named the Rangers as -194 favorites for the game, which airs on BSSW.

Jon Gray will get the ball for Texas while Colorado will counter with Kyle Freeland.

Rangers vs. Rockies Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -194
  • Rockies odds to win: +164
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Rockies?

Rangers and Rockies Betting Trends

The Rangers have compiled a 16-9 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 64% of those games).

Texas has gone 7-1 (winning 87.5% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -194 or shorter.

This season, the Rockies have won 16 out of the 36 games, or 44.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

This season, Colorado has won six of its 16 games, or 37.5%, when it’s the underdog by at least +164 on the moneyline.

The Rangers have had an over/under set by bookmakers 44 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 26 of those games (26-17-1).

The Rockies and their opponents have hit the over in 18 of their 45 games with a total this season.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers score the second-most runs in baseball (273 total, 6.2 per game).

Texas averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank ninth in MLB action with 58 total home runs.

The Rangers’ .266 batting average is fifth-best in MLB.

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

The 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Rangers pitching staff ranks 22nd in the majors.

Texas’ 3.83 team ERA ranks eighth across all MLB pitching staffs.

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies rank 14th in the majors with 200 total runs scored this season.

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

The Rockies rank 11th in MLB with a .255 team batting average.

Colorado ranks 15th 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 4.70 ERA this season, which ranks 22nd in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Gray (3-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Rangers, his ninth of the season.

Marcus Semien has been key for Texas with 52 hits, an OBP of .371 plus a slugging percentage of .469.

Garcia leads Texas in home runs (14) and runs batted in (48) this season while batting .259.

Nate Lowe has collected 45 base hits, an OBP of .342 and a slugging percentage of .434 this season.

Jonah Heim leads Texas with a batting average of .297. He’s also hit six home runs with 31 RBI.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

The Rockies will send Freeland (4-4) to the mound for his 10th start this season.

Charlie Blackmon has 10 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 18 walks while hitting .272.

Elias Diaz has 22 runs batted in while batting .336. Both lead his team.

Kris Bryant has five doubles, five home runs and 15 walks while hitting .289.

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

Rangers and Rockies Injuries

Rangers: Travis Jankowski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), 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), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Noah Davis: 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 5, Rockies 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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