Philadelphia Phillies vs. Texas Rangers, Tuesday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks, Predictions

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES TEXAS RANGERS
14-21, 3rd in National League East May 16, 8:05 PM | Grass of Globe Life Park 19-20, 3rd in American League West
Philadelphia at Texas, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:05 PM ET, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, TCN (Philadelphia), FSN Southwest (Texas)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH Jerad Eickhoff (0-3, 4.76 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Yu Darvish (3-2, 2.96)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Philadelphia Phillies [J. Eickhoff -R] +1½ -135 +161 Ov 8½ -125
Texas Rangers [Y. Darvish -R] -1½ +115 -171 Un 8½ +105
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Globe Life Park.

The Phillies will trot Jerad Eickhoff out to the mound in this one. Right hander Eickhoff has a 0-3 record and a 4.99 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rangers will be Yu Darvish. The right hander has a 2.79 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.

Eickhoff’s season has taken a turn for the worse after answering four strong starts with three disastrous ones. The 26-year-old has allowed 14 runs on 22 hits in his last 15 innings, losing his first two before receiving a no-decision despite permitting five runs on eight hits – including a pair of homers – in 3 2/3 frames versus Seattle last Tuesday. Eickhoff, who was part of a seven-player trade with the Rangers that featured Cole Hamels in the summer of 2015, led the Texas League with 144 strikeouts with Frisco in 2014.

Darvish recorded his fourth consecutive quality start and sixth of the season on Wednesday, but was saddled with his second straight no-decision despite allowing three runs on seven hits versus San Diego. He was taken deep twice for the second time in four outings, but did not walk a batter after issuing four free passes in each of his previous two outings. Darvish, who will receive his first look at the Phillies, owns a 7-2 career mark with a 2.26 ERA against National League representatives.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 171-money line favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Texas Rangers weren’t having much fun as they labored through a nine-game road trip, but their mood has changed dramatically since their offense got in gear in the finale. The Rangers erupted for 11 runs in that tilt and 37 total during their six-game winning streak heading into the opener of a three-game interleague series versus the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

A healthier Yu Darvish has been enjoying the ride as well as Texas has emerged victorious in each of his last four trips to the mound. “Last year, I couldn’t afford to have fun. I was so focused on my body,” the 30-year-old Japan native said through an interpreter in reference to being a year removed from Tommy John surgery. “This year, physically I feel pretty good so I think that’s why I can actually have fun right now, because my body feels good.” Philadelphia hasn’t been feeling good with losses in 12 of its last 15 games, although Tommy Joseph is batting .400 with four homers, nine RBIs and as many runs scored in May. The Phillies are 1-2 in the middle of a nine-game road trip.

In their last action, Texas was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Texas at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Phillies were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -218 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

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Philadelphia:
Team record: 14-21 SU
Philadelphia is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Texas:
Team record: 19-20 SU
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at Texas Wednesday, May 17

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Philadelphia LF Aaron Altherr is 15-for-40 with six homers, 16 RBIs and 11 runs scored in May.

2. Texas OF Nomar Mazara, who had an RBI single in Sunday’s 6-4 victory over Oakland, is 7-for-19 with five RBIs during his five-game hitting streak.

3. The Phillies’ six road wins are tied for the fewest in the National League.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Texas Rangers will win outright at -171 and the game will stay under 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rangers 5, Phillies 1 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
PHI TEAM TEX
4.71 RUNS 4.62
4.89 RUNS AGNST 4.31
-0.17 DIFF 0.31
-$395 MONEY -$131
4.75 TEAM ERA 4.00
8.91 OFF HITS 7.46
3.51 OFF WALKS 3.33
8.63 OFF Ks 8.59
9.11 DEF HITS 8.64
3.29 DEF WALKS 3.49
7.11 DEF Ks 6.46
INJURIES
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Zach Eflin P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Nola P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Harrison P 60-Day Disabled List
Charlie Morton P 60-Day Disabled List
Andres Blanco SS 15-Day Disabled List
TEXAS RANGERS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Shin-Soo Choo OF 15-Day Disabled List
Colby Lewis P 15-Day disabled List
Tanner Scheppers P 60-Day Disabled List
Prince Fielder DH 15-Day Disabled List
Lucas Harrell P 15-Day Disabled List
Shawn Tolleson P 60-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Philadelphia is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing Texas
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
TEXAS RANGERS
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Texas’s last 17 games at home
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Philadelphia’s Overall Scoring vs Texas’s Overall Defense 4.7 8 4.3 10
Philadelphia’s Away Scoring vs Texas’s Home Defense 4.2 10 3.9 5
Philadelphia’s Road ERA vs Texas’s Home ERA Allowed 4.4 11 4.8 4
Texas’s Overall Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Overall Defense 4.6 5 4.9 10
Texas’s Home Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Road Defense 4.8 6 4.5 7
Texas’s Home ERA vs Philadelphia’s Road ERA Allowed 3.5 5 3.7 10
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
PHILLIES
Phillies are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in free passes at 2.6 per game.
Phillies have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.6 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in giving up hits, allowing 9.0 per game.
RANGERS
Rangers are second best in K’s per game with 6.6.

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