The Texas Rangers play host to the Kansas City Royals for game two of their series on Saturday. The Texas Rangers won game one of the series 9-4, and will now send their best starting pitcher, Kyle Gibson, to the mound. He has a 5-0 record and a 2.17 ERA. The Kansas City Royals will go bullpen today and start Kyle Zimmer. He has a record of 3-0 and a 2.48 ERA.
The Pick: Rangers ML (-152)
The Why: Starting Pitching
I have never been a fan of teams going bullpen for a game. It relies on too many guys to have a good outing for the team to win. The Rangers have the better starter going in Kyle Gibson. In his 22.2 innings pitched this month, he has only surrendered 5 earned runs. Also, the Rangers have won four of his last five starts.
At home, Gibson is 4-0 with a ERA of 1.27. The Royals have not been good on the road this year. They have a record of 15-22 and have a batting average of .223. The Rangers don’t have a great home average by hitting only .236, but they will have all the chances against a not great Royals Bullpen.
Roll with the Rangers and the better starting pitcher to get the win on Saturday. Gibson is coming in off some really good outings and he pitches very well at home. He goes deep into games. The Rangers offense should be able to scratch across enough runs to get the win.
Trends We’re Betting On
Royals are 4-15 SU in their last 19 games
Rangers are 10-4 SU in the last 14 games against the Royals
Yesterday’s Pick: Blue Jays -1.5 ❌
Four Orioles run in the 8th ruin the night. Back today.
AtoZ Pick Of The Day Record: 10-14-1
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