Rangers vs. Giants Sunday Prediction
The Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants wrap up their weekend series at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday. Will the Rangers win the rubber matchup against the struggling Giants?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 26, 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 -160 favorite. As of this writing, 56% 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’ Gallardo allows six in victory over Angels
Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs with six strikeouts over six innings in a victory over the Angels on Sunday. Gallardo allowed six hits, and he walked just one. It’s a pleasant rebound from his previous struggles, as the veteran right-hander didn’t get out of the fourth inning against the Diamondbacks. Gallardo now has a record on the season of 8-2, but his season ERA still sits at an ugly 6.06 with just 39 strikeouts in 62 1/3 innings. You are taking a big chance starting him in fantasy. A tilt against the Giants next Sunday comes next for Gallardo.
Giants’ Holland strikes out five in no-decision vs. Mets
Derek Holland yielded one run on four hits over five-plus innings of work in a no-decision against the Mets on Monday. Holland limited the Mets offense to a single run on three hits over five innings before running into trouble to open the sixth. He served up a leadoff single to Wilmer Flores and walked Todd Frazier before being lifted in favor of worm-burning reliever Sam Dyson, who induced a double play and ground out to get out of the jam unscathed. He struck out five and only handed out one free pass. The 31-year-old southpaw is 6-8 with a 3.75 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 137/49 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings of work. He’s given up three earned runs or fewer in 19 of his 24 starts. He’ll face the Rangers at home in his next start on Sunday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 2-5 in their last seven road games and 11-24 in their last 35 games when their opponent scores five runs or more in its previous game.
The Giants are 14-4 in their last 18 games played on Sunday.
The Rangers have won eight of Gallardo’s last nine road starts, are 20-6 in his last 26 outings overall, and is 16-5 in their last 21 starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game. On the other side, the Giants are 2-6 in their last eight games coming off a win, are 3-7 in their last 10 games overall and 4-10 in their last 14 home games.
The Pick: Texas Rangers +140