Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction MLB Picks 5/12/24

Colorado Rockies (11-28) vs Texas Rangers (22-19)

Game Info: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)

Dakota Hudson (0-6) (6.35) vs Jose Urena (1-2) (3.86)

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In this article we will formulate a Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, May 12th at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Rangers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Rockies recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Texas
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Colorado
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Texas and Colorado
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Texas and Colorado

Rangers Looking for Answers

The Texas Rangers are 22-19 this year and they have lost three of their last four games. Texas has dropped the first two games in this series and they have only scored five runs in the two losses. Prior to this series, the Rangers won three out of four against Oakland, two out of three against Kansas City, and two out of three against Washington. Texas has been pretty solid to start this season, but losing three out of four against Oakland and Colorado is a major concern. 

The Texas pitching staff has a 4.09 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .227 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 204 runs with a .255 batting average and a .324 on base percentage. Adolis Garcia is batting .253 with eight home runs and 30 RBI’s for the Rangers this season. 

Rockies Secure First Series Win 

The Colorado Rockies are 11-28 this season and they have won three games in a row. Colorado has won the first two games in this series by scores of 4-2 and 8-3. Prior to this series, the Rockies lost two out of three against the Giants, two out of three against the Pirates, and were swept by the Marlins. Colorado is dead last in the NL West, but they finally have picked up their first series win of the season here. 

The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.35 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP, and a .281 opponent batting average. The Rockies offense has scored 150 runs with a .245 batting average and a .305 on base percentage. Ryan McMahon is batting .303 with five home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Rockies this season. Colorado is 24th in runs scored and 30th in team ERA this season, but they have out scored their last three opponents by a total of 21-6.

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Jose Urena, who is 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 25.2 innings pitched this year. Urena allowed one earned run and four hits over 5.0 innings against Oakland in his last start. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Dakota Hudson, who is 0-6 with a 6.35 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP over 34.0 innings pitched this year. Hudson has allowed at least four earned runs in four of his last five outings. 

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded a Double in each of his last five appearances against the Rangers.
  • Brendan Rodgers has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rockies' last seven games at Coors Field.
  • Kris Bryant has scored a run in five of his last six home appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Jacob Stallings has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances in day games.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four home appearances against the Rangers.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances after playing the previous day.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Corey Seager has hit a home run in three of the Rangers' last four games against the Rockies.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Rangers' last five day games.
  • Corey Seager has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Rockies after playing the previous day.
  • Corey Seager has recorded at least one Double in five of his last six appearances against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded a Single in each of his last six appearances against the Rockies after playing the previous day.
  • Leody Taveras has scored at least one run in seven of the Rangers' last eight games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for steals this season (12).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for ERA this season (5.42).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 2nd in the league for runs scored this season (201).
  • The Texas Rangers rank T2nd in the league for RBI's this season (191).

Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction

Colorado comes into this game after locking up their first series win on Saturday, and they will go for the series sweep here. Texas is near the top of the AL West standings, but they have struggled in their last five games. Colorado has been one of the worst teams in the MLB this year, but they play their best baseball at home. Regardless of the Rockies current form, I don’t think their pitching staff can continue to hold Texas to limited offense, especially with Dakota Hudson on the mound. My Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies prediction is for Texas to win and cover the -1.5. 

David’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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