Texas Rangers at Colorado Rockies Free Pick and Betting Lines. The 40-51 Colorado Rockies play host to the 43-49 Texas Rangers tonight in MLB action on the grass of Coors Field, July 21, 2015. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:40PM ET.
Moneyline: Rangers +113/Rockies -123
O/U Total: 11.5
Matt Harrison (L) W/L 0-1 WHIP 2.25 ERA 13.50
Kyle Kendrick (R) W/L 3-10 WHIP 1.45 ERA 5.94
Colorado eked by Texas 8-7 on Monday. They are 1-0 on their homestand and 5-2 in their last 7 games. The Rangers are 1-3 on their road trip and 2-8 in their past 10 games.
The Rockies have a 7-3 advantage in the last 10 contests between these two teams dating back to 2006.
Harrison was a 7-4 loser to Arizona in his last start, his first of the season. He allowed 6 runs in 4 innings of work.
Kendrick received a no decision in his last outing, a 5-3 win over Atlanta. He only pitched 1 inning before coming out of the game. He has a meager 5 Q starts in 18 starts on the season and has 1 win in his last 8 appearances.
The Texas hitters have fared very well against Kendrick in the past. OF Josh Hamilton is 1-2 (.500) with a solo HR while 1B Prince Fielder is 3-7 (.429) with a HR and 5 RBIs. OF Shin-Soo Choo is 3-11 (.272) against the right-hander with 2 HRs, 4 RBIs and a stolen base. 3B Adrian Beltre is 2-7 (.286) with a pair of RBIs. The remaining 3 hitters are all 1-3 (.333) against Kendrick with 1 RBI between them. The Rangers have a cumulative BA of .333 against Kendrick.
No one on Colorado has more than 7 ABs against Harrison. In fact, only 3 of the 10 hitters to have faced him before have ever gotten a hit off of him. The team has a combined line of 4-26 (.154) with 0 HRs, 0 RBIs and 0 SBs against the left-hander.
Texas at Colorado Betting Trends
The Rangers are 1-5 straight up in their last 6 games.
Texas is 1-4 straight up in their last 5 games against Colorado.
The game total has gone over in 6 of Texas’s last 8 road games against Colorado.
The Rockies are 5-0 straight up in their last 5 games.
Colorado is 5-0 straight up in their last 5 games at home against the Rangers.
Kyle Blanks 1B 15-Day Disabled List
Lisalverto Bonilla 60-Day Disabled List
Carlos Corporan C 15-Day Disabled List
Yu Darvish P 60-Day Disabled List
Derek Holland P 60-Day Disabled List
Ross Ohlendorf P 15-Day Disabled List
Jurickson Profar 60-Day Disabled List
Antoan Richardson 60-Day Disabled List
Nick Tepesch P 60-Day Disabled List
Tyler Anderson P 60-Day Disabled List
Christian Bergman 15-Day Disabled List
Brooks Brown P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Chatwood P 60-Day Disabled List
Corey Dickerson OF 15-Day Disabled List
David Hale P 15-Day Disabled List
Jordan Lyles P 60-Day Disabled List
Justin Morneau 1B 60-Day Disabled List
Adam Ottavino P 60-Day Disabled List
Consensus Betting (ATS)
Free MLB Pick
Texas starter Matt Harrison may well improve in his second MLB start after being away for over a year, but we’ll wait until he proves that he has Major League stuff before wagering in that direction. Rockies’ starter Kyle Kendrick has gone five consecutive starts without recording a Q start and brings an embarrassing 6.54 home ERA into this match. The total number is a high 11, but we still believe that is value in that line based on the probable starters for this game.