San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 7/4/24

Texas Rangers (38-46) vs San Diego Padres (46-42)

Game Info: Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 2:35 pm (Globe Life Field)

Max Scherzer (1-1) (1.74) vs Michael King (6-5) (3.61)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -120 / San Diego Padres +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and the Texas Rangers meet Thursday in MLB action from Globe Life Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The San Diego Padres will send out Michael King for the start here and King is 6-5 with a 3.61 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. This will be King’s first career start against the Rangers. The Texas Rangers will trot out Max Scherzer for the start here and Scherzer is 1-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Padres, Scherzer is 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA and 34 strikeouts.

San Diego Padres Recap

The San Diego Padres come into this one looking to win the rubber match of this series after evening the set up at one win apiece thanks to a 6-4 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. The win gave the Padres a chance to keep their series win streak alive which contains wins over the Red Sox, Nationals and Brewers just to name a few over the last week and a half.

Padres Regained Offense On Wednesday

Going into Wednesday’s matchup, Jurickson Profar has 93 hits along with a .311 batting average and 15 doubles with 11 homers and 55 RBIs. Jake Cronenworth has 53 RBIs while Fernando Tatis Jr. has belted a team-high 14 home runs, 86 hits, 71 strikeouts and 8 stolen bases as well this season, but is out of the lineup because of injury. Manny Machado has 10 home runs and 45 RBIs but also has 72 strikeouts while Ha-Seong Kim has 66 hits with 3 triples, 10 doubles, 10 home runs, 38 RBIs and a team-high 16 stolen bases.

Why the San Diego Padres will win

  • The Rangers have lost each of their last eight games against the Padres following a loss.
  • The Padres have won 12 of their last 13 games against the Rangers.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line each of their last six day games against National League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Padres have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games as underdogs.

Texas Rangers Recap

The Texas Rangers will look to bounce back after their loss to the Padres in Wednesday’s matchup. The loss put the Rangers at risk of a third straight series loss after losses to the Orioles and Brewers over the last week and a half.

Rangers Trying To Find Their Footing

Entering Wednesday, Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 81 hits along with 16 doubles, 11 home runs and 45 RBIs while Adolis Garcia has 16 home runs and 44 RBIs with 14 doubles as well as 6 stolen bases. Jonah Heim has 7 homers and 33 RBIs and Josh Smith also has a team-high 18 doubles. Corey Seager also has 15 home runs with 37 RBIs of his own this season.

Why the Texas Rangers will win

  • The Padres have lost seven of their last eight road games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The home team has won 11 of the Rangers' last 13 games.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line each of their last six Thursday games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Padres have failed to cover the run line in six of their last seven day games against teams that held a losing record.

San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Prediction

I’m on the Padres here. I just trust the Padres offense more right now, and frankly, this has been my issue with Texas all season long. Just when you’re ready to give them the benefit of the doubt and start trusting them, they disappoint and look nothing like a defending World Series champion. Scherzer’s solid, but I don’t know if I trust the Rangers to back him up offensively and Michael King has solid numbers on the road this season. Give me the Padres.

Chris’s Pick San Diego +100

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