Rangers vs. Giants Saturday Prediction
After blowing a sizable lead on Friday night in a loss, will the San Francisco Giants rebound on Saturday when they host the Texas Rangers again at 4:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 25, 2018
4:05 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, 65% 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’ gives up six runs in no-decision vs. Angels
Martin Perez surrendered six runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday. Perez had allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of five starts since coming off the disabled list, but now he’s surrendered 13 runs over his last two starts. With a 6.93 ERA on the year, the southpaw has been far too hittable. He’s a pitcher to avoid in fantasy leagues.
Giants’ Suarez lit up for seven runs in loss to Reds
Andrew Suarez was blasted for seven runs (five earned) over two 2/3 innings in a blowout loss to the Reds on Sunday. Suarez faced the minimum through the first two frames, but the Reds offense erupted for seven runs on seven hits -- and a costly fielding error by first baseman Brandon Belt -- in the third inning. He struck out three batters and also issued a pair of walks in his shortest outing of his rookie campaign. The 25-year-old southpaw has endured a brutal second-half, posting a dismal 6.82 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break. He’s 4-9 with a 4.68 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 103/31 K/BB ratio in 22 starts this year. He’ll face the Rangers at home in his next start on Friday and needs to string together a few solid outings over the final six weeks to thrust himself back onto mixed league radar screens heading next season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 1-4 in Perez’s last five road starts and 1-7 in his last eight outings overall.
The Giants have lost seven of their last nine games overall.
The Giants are a mess. They blew a 6-0 lead on Friday night and are in the midst of playing out a string of games with no playoff hopes for the second straight year. They’re 3-10 in their last 13 home games, are winless in their last seven games played on Saturday, and are 1-5 in Suarez’s last six starts versus a team with a losing record.
The Pick: Texas Rangers +135