Rangers vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, May 21, 2023

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Rangers vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 21, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (28-17) will look to complete a series sweep as they take a 2-0 lead into their final matchup against the Colorado Rockies (19-27) at 2:35 PM ET Sunday from Globe Life Field. The Rangers are favored (-232) by oddsmakers.

Texas’ Andrew Heaney and Colorado’s Connor Seabold have been named the starters for this contest.

Rangers vs. Rockies Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -232
  • Rockies odds to win: +191
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Time: 2:35 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Rockies?

Rangers and Rockies Betting Trends

The Rangers have put together a 17-9 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 65.4% of those games).

Texas has a 4-1 record (winning 80% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -232 or shorter.

This season, the Rockies have won 16 out of the 37 games, or 43.2%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

This season, Colorado has been at least a +191 underdog on the moneyline six times, losing each of those contests.

The Rangers have played in 45 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 27 times (27-17-1).

The Rockies’ games have gone over the total in 19 of their 46 chances.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers score the second-most runs in baseball (284 total, 6.3 per game).

Texas averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB action with 60 total home runs.

The Rangers are second in MLB with a .270 batting average.

Texas strikes out 9 times per game, the No. 19 average in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Rangers has a collective 8.5 K/9, which ranks 21st in the majors.

Texas has the eighth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.86).

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies have scored the 14th-most runs in the league this season with 205 (4.5 per game).

Colorado has hit just 37 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the majors.

The Rockies rank 11th in MLB with a .257 team batting average.

Colorado ranks 14th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.6 Ks per contest.

The Rockies strike out just 7.9 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in MLB.

Colorado has the 24th-ranked ERA (4.78) in the majors this season.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Heaney (2-3) takes the mound for the Rangers in his ninth start of the season. He’s put together a 4.71 ERA in 42 2/3 innings pitched, with 47 strikeouts.

Marcus Semien leads Texas in batting average (.299) this season while adding seven home runs and 35 RBI.

Adolis Garcia leads Texas in home runs (14) and runs batted in (49) this season while batting .259.

Nate Lowe has 48 hits this season and a slash line of .270/.348/.438.

Jonah Heim has 41 hits and an OBP of .362 to go with a slugging percentage of .493 this season.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

The Rockies’ Seabold (1-0) will make his fourth start of the season.

Charlie Blackmon is batting .276 with 11 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 18 walks.

Elias Diaz’s 22 runs batted in and .326 batting average both lead his team.

Jurickson Profar is hitting .243 with nine doubles, five home runs and 20 walks.

Kris Bryant has five doubles, five home runs and 17 walks while batting .288.

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), 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 runs
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