The Giants (62-54, 33-25 home) host the Rangers (69-47, 29-27 away) in game two of this interleague series. Getting the start for the Giants is Alex Cobb while the Rangers are turning to Andrew Heaney. Read on to get my best bet for this San Francisco Giants vs. Texas Rangers matchup.
TEXAS RANGERS VS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Rangers +103
This game will be played at Oracle Park at 9:05 ET on Saturday, August 12th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS RANGERS:
- Coming into the game, the Giants have gone just 1-9 in their last ten home games.
- Over their last five games as the favorite, the Giants are just 2-3 (straight-up).
- In Andrew Heaney’s five most recent starts, the Rangers are 3-0.
TEXAS RANGERS STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
The Rangers enter today’s game with an overall record of 69-47 which includes going 33-27 against teams with above .500 records. As of today, they are 1st in the AL West. Across their 37 series, Texas is 22-13-2 and have records of 29-27 and 40-20 on the road and at home, respectively.
Texas will hand the ball to Andrew Heaney, who is 9-6 on the season. Heaney has strung together two consecutive starts in which he allowed fewer than three earned runs. His ERA stands at 4.14, with a FIP of 4.77. Opposing batters have posted a .421 slugging percentage against him, and he has 118 strikeouts thus far.
The Rangers earned a victory in Andrew Heaney’s last start, blanking the Marlins 6-0. Heaney went 5 2/3 innings, yielding four hits and no earned runs to improve his record to a win.
So far this season, the Rangers’ has gone deep 164 times, placing them 5th in the league. Over Texas’ previous five games, they are 11th in runs scored, with their season average of 5.7 runs per game putting them 1st in the league. The Rangers’ overall team batting average stands at .271 along with an OBP of .341.
Over the Rangers’ past five contests, Corey Seager has been the leader in home runs with one. For the season, he has tallied 19 long balls and is batting .348.
WILL THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On an overall record of 62-54, the Giants are 2nd in the NL West. In their 38 series, San Francisco has gone 18-18-2 which includes losing each of their last three sets. On the road, the Giants are 29-29 and are 33-25 at home.
Alex Cobb takes the mound for San Francisco with a 6-3 record. He’s made 21 appearances this season, posting an ERA of 3.30 and a K/9 of 8.21. His FIP is 3.75 and opponents have managed to get on base against him at a .311 clip.
Alex Cobb was unable to secure a victory in his last outing, lasting 5 1/3 innings against the Athletics. The Giants ultimately fell 8-6, and Cobb was handed a no-decision after allowing five runs on seven hits.
In their five most recent games, the Giants have put together a batting average of only .191, placing them 28th compared to the rest of the league. At 4.4 runs per game, San Francisco is 18th in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .238 and OPS of .704 which has them 18th in baseball.
The San Francisco Giants have seen Wilmer Flores take the lead in home runs over their last five games, with one long ball. Across the entire season, he has totaled 15 home runs and is batting .302.