San Diego Padres vs. Texas Rangers Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: July 11, 2015
San Diego Padres vs. Texas Rangers Prediction and Betting Odds. The 39-49 San Diego Padres are set to take on the 42-44 Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas tonight July 11, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 9:05 PM
Moneylines: Padres -105 / Rangers -115
O/U: 8.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
San Diego: James Shields (7-3, 3.88 ERA)
Texas: Colby Lewis (8-4, 4.83 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 4 game series yesterday the Rangers beat The Padres 4-3.
The Padres go into Texas for the 2nd game of a 3 game series. The 7-3 James Shields goes for the Padres and the 8-4 Colby Lewis goes for the Rangers. The Rangers open at -115 with a line sitting at 8.5 runs. The Padres are in a free-fall, as they have lost 6 straight and they are 4th place in the NL West 11 games back of the L.A. Dodgers. They rank 19th in the Majors in runs scored and 20th in team ERA. The Rangers had lost 5 in a row before their win over the Padres in the first game of this series. They are in 3rd place in the AL West 5.5 games back of the Houston Astros and they rank 12th in runs scored and 26th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 6 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 5 times.
The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Padres.
This season the Rangers are 16-24 at home and the Padres are 21-27 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
San Diego Padres: 39-49 SU / O/U 48-36 / Run Line W/L 44-44
Texas Rangers: 42-44 SU / O/U 37-44 / Run Line W/L 51-35
• SD is 0-6 in their last 6 road games.
• SD is 0-6 in their last 6 overall.
• SD has an Under record of 6-0-1 in their last 7 road games.
• TEX is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• TEX is 1-8 in their last 9 home games.
• TEX has an Under record of 6-2-1 in their last 9 home games.
[P] 04/06/2015 – Cory Luebke 60-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Josh Johnson 15-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Tim Federowicz 60-day DL (3/26) ( Knee )
[2B] 06/30/2015 – Cory Spangenberg 15-day DL (6/28) ( Knee )
[P] 05/06/2015 – Brandon Morrow 60-day DL (5/3) ( Shoulder )
[CF] 06/16/2015 – Wil Myers 15-day DL (6/14) ( Wrist )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Derek Holland 60-day DL (4/11) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Nick Tepesch 60-day DL (4/7) ( Elbow )
[RF] 04/04/2015 – Antoan Richardson 60-day DL (4/2) ( Back )
[2B] 04/04/2015 – Jurickson Profar 60-day DL (2/24), out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Martin Perez 60-day DL (3/11) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Yu Darvish 60-day DL (4/6), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Lisalverto Bonilla 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
Free MLB Pick
San Diego has their Ace on the mound tonight in James Shields, but they have not won in their last 6 games with him on the hill. However, he has been solid in his last 2 outings and in his last start he did not give up any earned runs in 7 innings of work in a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. San Diego is is 0-4 in their last 4 facing a team with a losing record. Colby Lewis was absolutely hammered in his last start going 4 innings and giving up 10 earned runs in a 12-6 loss to the L.A. Angels. The Rangers are 6-13 in Lewis’ last 19 home starts.
I have to go with the Padres in this one, as Shields will have a good outing and his offense will help him out some in the San Diego win.