Rockies Starting Year Strong
The Colorado Rockies have managed to play great baseball in their first four games of the season. Fans and baseball writers were expecting them to be one of the bottom half teams in the MLB… starting the year at 3-1 is certainly a surprise.
Colorado walked away with a 6-4 victory to open the series against the Texas Rangers on Monday. Kris Bryant contributed to the cause by going 2-5 and scoring twice.
Will The New Look Rangers Wake Up?
Coming into the season fans were expecting the Texas Rangers to play above-average baseball. This has not been the case as they opened the season by going 1-3.
As expected, the Texas Rangers lineup has been able to produce, but their pitching staff has let them down. If they don’t find a way to get out of the slump they’re in, they will not live up to expectations.
The Rangers are starting Martin Perez. He didn’t have a great season a year ago, as he finished 7-8 with a 4.74 ERA and a 1.5 WHIP.
Can The Rockies Keep This Up?
The Colorado Rockies are a strange team. Although they have started the season on the right foot, it would seem likely that they are not going to continue this type of play throughout the season.
One constant about the Rockies is the explosive offense at Coors Field. They are capable of putting up10-plus runs against anybody in baseball.
This game is going to be played in Texas, so we might not see them go too crazy on Tuesday.
The Rockies are going to be sending out Chad Kuhl on the mound for Tuesday’s match-up. He finished the 2021 season with a 5-7 record, 4.82 ERA, and a 1.43 WHIP.
Rockies vs Rangers Head-to-Head
The Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers have only played in 48 games, all time.
Both teams have gone at 24-24, but in 2021, the Rockies won the series, 4-2.
Rockies vs Rangers Game Information
- Game: Rockies (3-1) vs Rangers (1-3)
- Location: Globe Life Field
- Day/Time: Tuesday, April 12th, 8:05 p.m. ET
- Rockies vs Rangers Live stream: MLB.tv
Rockies vs Rangers Betting Lines
Rockies vs Rangers Prediction
The current MLB lines for this game are going to have the Texas Rangers favored on the money line at -150. Colorado is going to be coming in as the underdog at +130, and the over/under is going to be 9 ½.
Because this game is going to be played in Texas, and the Rangers have one of the least hitter-friendly ballparks in all of baseball, the best bet in this one might be taking the under at 9.½.
Although there are some doubts about taking the under, simply because both teams have guys in their lineup that can leave the yard at any moment and the two pitchers that will be throwing have below-average arms, this still feels like a game that’s going to go under.
In terms of a team to win outright, the Colorado Rockies have looked great to start the year, and with how well their offense has been clicking, it could be a good idea to put some money on them to win outright.
Considering that we are going to get plus money for them, this should help betters profit nicely and start the MLB season off right.
When betting online, take the under at 9 ½.