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Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers 5/19/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers 5/19/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

In Friday evening’s game, the Colorado Rockies will visit the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington. The Rockies hold a 19-25 overall record and are 9-13 when playing on the road. They find themselves in last place in the NL West, trailing the first-place LA Dodgers by nine games and sporting a -25 run difference for the season. The Rockies come into this matchup positively, having won three out of their last four games, including an 11-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in their most recent outing. Catcher Elias Diaz played a vital role in the win, recording three RBIs, while Brenton Doyle, Jurickson Profar, and Kris Bryant each made two RBIs.

Elias Diaz has been a standout performer for the Rockies, leading the team with a batting average of .331, 21 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .384. C.J. Cron leads the team in home runs with six, and Kris Bryant has contributed 46 hits this season. The Rockies have yet to announce their starting pitcher for the opening game of the three-game interleague road series.

The Rockies have seen the totals go under five of their last seven outings in recent games. However, they have been successful overall, winning 11 of their previous 16 matches. When facing the Texas Rangers, the Rockies have a solid track record, winning four out of their last five contests against them and performing well on the road with a 4-1 record in their previous five road games.

  • Colorado is 4-1 SU in their last 5 meetings with the Rangers.
  • The Colorado Rockies are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 6 of Colorado’s last 8 games on the road against Texas.

Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers 5/19/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

The Texas Rangers will be looking to get back on track as they host the Rockies on Friday night. With a 26-17 overall record and a 13-8 record at home, the Rangers currently sit atop the AL West, holding a two-game lead over the second-place Houston Astros and boasting a +87 run difference this season. The Rangers recently experienced a 1-2 series loss to the Atlanta Braves, with their most recent game resulting in a 5-6 defeat at home. Despite the series loss, the Rangers have been successful in five of their last eight games.

Catcher Jonah Heim has been a solid contributor for the Rangers, batting .308, while Adolis Garcia leads the team with 13 home runs and 46 RBIs. Second Baseman Marcus Semien leads the team in hits with 51 and has an on-base percentage of .375. The Rangers will have left-handed starter Martin Perez on the mound for the series-opening game. Perez holds a 4-1 record this season with an ERA of 4.25 and has recorded 31 strikeouts in his starts.

In recent games, the totals have gone OVER in five of the Rangers’ last six contests. Overall, the Rangers have won 12 of their previous 18 games. Additionally, the totals have gone OVER in six of their last six home matches and UNDER in six of their previous eight home games against the Rockies.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of the Texas Rangers’ last 6 games at home.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 6 of Texas’ last 8 games at home against Colorado.
  • The Rangers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National League.

Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers. The MLB Pick for this contest is the Texas Rangers. As we head into Friday’s matchup, the Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers have shown some recent success, with each team winning three of their last five games and six of their previous ten. However, the Rangers can play at home for this contest, which could work in their favor. The Rockies have yet to announce their starting pitcher for the opening game, while the Rangers will have Martin Perez (4-1, 4.25 ERA) taking the mound. Perez has been instrumental in securing two victories in his three most recent starts for the Rangers. Based on the current circumstances, the prediction is that the Texas Rangers will emerge victorious with a final score of 7-5.

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas

Date: Friday, May 19, 2023


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -215  

MLB Totals: 9.0


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