Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/22/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Texas Rangers (19-35) at Arizona Diamondbacks (20-34)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm (Chase Field)
Jordan Lyles (1-5) (7.07) vs. Caleb Smith (0-0) (4.50)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -130 / Texas Rangers +120 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Tuesday in an interleague showdown at Chase Field. These are two teams who have faced off twice so far this year and each team won a game.
The Texas Rangers offense has been an issue all season and that has put a lot of pressure on a pitching staff that hasn’t been great. Coming into this game the Rangers have lost four of the last five games and in three of the four losses they scored three runs or less.Joey Gallo has been the best offensive player this season for the Rangers hitting ten home runs and driving in 25 RBI’s. In this game they need to get the offense going.
On the other side of this matchup is the Arizona Diamondbacks who have also had issues with their offense and they have lost each of their last two games 3-2. The Diamondbacks are one of the few teams this season who haven’t dealt with a whole lot of injuries.Kole Calhoun has been one of the few bright spots on the team hitting 15 home runs and driving in 36 RBI’s. In this game the Diamondbacks need the offense to be better.
The Rangers are 1-7 in their last eight interleague games. The over is 6-1-1 in the Rangers last eight interleague games. The Diamondbacks are 7-23 in their last 30 games overall. The Diamondbacks are 3-9 in their last 12 home games.
Jordan Lyles will get the start for the Rangers and coming into this game he sits with a 1-5 record and an ERA of 7.07. In Lyles last start he did have one of his best starts giving up only two runs.
Caleb Smith will get the start for the Diamondbacks and coming into this game he sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 4.50.
Lyles has been terrible this year and even with the Diamondbacks offensive struggles, they will have no issue running up the score in this game. Look for the Diamondbacks to win this game on the run line, and for the over to also cash.