Texas Rangers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 8-23-16 & Odds, Preview, Free Pick

Derek Holland makes his return to the rotation for the Texas Rangers on the road against the Cincinnati Reds tonight. Holland last pitched on June 20 against Baltimore before shoulder inflammation put him on the DL, but the Rangers need to him to help a struggling rotation. The Rangers start tonight with a 5.5 game lead over Seattle in the American League West. With Hollands’ on the mound the Rangers bats may have to come up big. They will be facing a Reds team that was beaten bad 18-9 by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday (I had money on the Dodgers run line). Dan Straily who has been money for the Reds and gamblers will start for Cincinnati.

Rangers vs Reds; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: Texas Rangers (73-52) at Cincinnati Reds (53-71)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 23 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Southwest (Texas), FSN Ohio (Cincinnati)
MONEY LINE: Rangers (-118), Reds +108
RUN LINE: Rangers (-1.5) +130, +1.5 (-150)
TOTAL: 9 Over (-105)
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Starting Pitchers:
Rangers LH Derek Holland (5-5, 5.20 ERA) vs
Reds RH Dan Straily (9-6, 3.72)

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About Texas Rangers

Holland gave up 13 runs in 13 innings over three starts prior to landing on the disabled list. He made three appearances for Triple-A Round Rock during a rehab stint earlier this month, posting a 4.50 ERA. Derek Holland has been an over machine on the road with a 6.31 ERA.

Texas Rangers Betting Trends

Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Texas’s last 21 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Money Line when Derek Holland starts; 8-6, +295 (57.1%)

About Cincinnati Reds

Dan Straily has allowed three runs or fewer in nine straight starts and is 5-0 with a 2.25 ERA in seven games since the All-Star break. At home he has gone 4-1 with a 3.18 ERA. In his last start he allowed two runs and struck out seven in six innings against Miami. Straily is 3-3 with a 4.65 ERA in 10 career games (nine starts) versus the Rangers.

Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends

Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cincinnati’s last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Money Line when Dan Straily starts; 15-8, +1182 (65.2%)

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Rangers vs Reds MLB Prediction

The Rangers come in to Cincinnati with a decent lead in the American League West while the Reds are just playing out the season again. The one thing that really needs to become a part of any baseball gamblers philosophy is learning to love the dog. When I see a dog with the far better starting pitcher going it is time to lay down the money. Against the Reds on Monday I had the Dodgers on the run line because the Reds weak bullpen would give up any lead they had. Yes, the Dodgers did put up 18 runs but, the Reds added 9 runs. The Cincinnati offense can score and all they need is decent pitching to win games. Today they will get it as I am loving the dog.

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Reds 6 – Rangers 4

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