The Diamondbacks (84-78, 41-40 away) travel to take on the Rangers (90-72, 50-31 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Zac Gallen is getting the start for the Diamondbacks while Nathan Eovaldi is starting for the Rangers. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers showdown at Globe Life Field.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS VS TEXAS RANGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Globe Life Field at 8:05 ET on Friday, October 27th.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS:
- Against the runline, the Diamondbacks have now covered in two straight games.
- The Rangers have dropped three straight games vs. the runline at home.
- For the season, the Diamondbacks have gone 21-17 with Zac Gallen on the mound as the starter.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
This season, the Diamondbacks have played a total of 57 series and are above .500 at 33-22-2. On the road, Arizona is 41-40 and 43-38 at home. Their overall record of 84-78 has the Diamondbacks sitting 2nd in the NL West.
The Diamondbacks will turn to starter Zac Gallen, who has an impressive 17-9 record. Through 38 appearances, his ERA is a respectable 3.47 with a K/9 of 9.43. He has also put together an impressive FIP of 3.26 and OBP of .278 so far this season.
Zac Gallen was on the mound for six innings in his most recent start, but he was unable to prevent the Diamondbacks from falling 6-1 to the Phillies. The right-hander allowed four runs on six hits, and was credited with the loss.
With a season-long average of 4.6 runs per game, the Diamondbacks are the 14th ranked scoring offense this season. As a team, they are batting .250, with an OBP of .322. In Arizona’s last ten games, they are 12th in home runs, having gone deep zero times in that span.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have seen Alek Thomas lead the way offensively in their last five games, hitting two home runs. Across the entire season, Thomas has gone yard nine times and is batting .230.
WILL THE TEXAS RANGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Rangers enter today’s game with an overall record of 90-72, including putting together an above .500 mark at home (50-31). This year, Texas has played in 56 series and have gone 34-21-1. Currently, they are 1st in the AL West.
The Texas Rangers are relying on Nathan Eovaldi to deliver another quality start, as he has earned a victory in four consecutive outings. Eovaldi’s ERA stands at 3.62 and his record is 12-5. This season, the right-hander has tallied 132 strikeouts and held opponents to a .221 batting average. Opposing batters have managed a .375 slugging percentage against him.
Nathan Eovaldi notched a victory and a quality start in his last outing, guiding the team to a 9-2 triumph over the Astros. He yielded two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 frames.
In their five most recent games, the Rangers have put together a batting average of only .168, placing them 26th compared to the rest of the league. At 5.4 runs per game, Texas is 3rd in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .263 and OPS of .789 which has them 3rd in baseball.
Marcus Semien has been one of the Texas Rangers’ most productive hitters in 2023. The veteran infielder enters today’s game with a .276 batting average, 100 runs batted in, and 29 home runs on the season.