Rangers vs. Giants Friday Prediction
Interleague play heads to AT&T Park on Friday night where the San Francisco Giants will host the Texas Rangers in a series of non-contenders. Will Friday night’s matchup go to the host as Dereck Rodriguez comes off the disabled list for the Giants?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 24, 2018
10:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: TEX (FSSW); SF (NBCSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Giants as a -155 favorite. As of this writing, 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Giants to beat the Rangers on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Rangers’ Hutchison allows two runs, beats Angels
Drew Hutchison defeated the Angels by holding them to two runs in five innings on Friday. He struck out six, walked one and yielded five knocks in the victory. He allowed RBI-singles to Taylor Ward and David Fletcher in the contest while improving his record to 1-1 with a frightful 7.43 ERA in three starts since joining the Rangers a couple weeks ago. He made 11 relief appearances with the Phillies earlier this year and now has a combined 5.71 ERA in 34 2/3 innings. He has 27 strikeouts and 21 walks and has allowed seven homers over that stretch, which is not good.
Rodriguez set to rejoin Giants rotation on Friday night
Dereck Rodriguez (hamstring) will rejoin the Giants' rotation Friday against the Rangers. Rodriguez strained his right hamstring last week during the Giants' skirmish with the Dodgers, but he's evidently made a rapid recovery and will slide back into San Francisco's rotation without a rehab start. Pudge's son is sporting a nifty 2.25 ERA over 14 appearances -- 12 starts -- for the Giants this season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 1-4 in their last five road games and 1-5 in their last six games coming off a win.
The Giants are 2-6 in their last eight games overall and 1-5 in their last six interleague games.
The Giants have been profitable when Rodriguez pitches, winning eight of his last 10 starts and five of his last seven home outings. The Rangers are just 5-13 in their last 18 games versus the Giants and 2-9 in their last 11 meetings at AT&T Park.
The Pick: San Francisco Giants -155