Texas Rangers (68-47) vs San Francisco Giants (62-53)
Texas Rangers vs San Francisco Giants August 11, 2023. On Friday night in San Francisco, the first game of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants will begin. Texas is one of the best teams in all of baseball with 21 games above.500, but it is coming off a two-run loss to Oakland that ended a protracted winning streak. With only four hits in 31 at-bats—none of which came with runners in scoring position—and eight players left on base, Texas’ offense had its worst game against Oakland in recent memory. Texas’ attack has been among the best in baseball, racking up 1084 hits and 659 runs. The Rangers have a slugging percentage of 0.463 and 162 total home runs this season. Adolis Garcia has the most home runs for his team with 29.
The San Francisco Giants are still in California after losing four of their last five games as they return home on Friday night with nine games above 0.500. San Francisco’s offense scored only 924 hits and 509 runs in 115 games. With 15, Wilmer Flores has the most home runs for San Francisco this season, while JD Davis has the most RBIs with 56.
Rangers vs Giants Game Information
Time: 10:15 PM ET.
Date: Friday, August 11, 2023
Venue: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Rangers SP Jon Gray (7-5, 4.42 ERA) vs Giants SP Ross Stripling (0-4, 5.21 ERA)
Jon Gray of the Rangers will start things off. Gray has 1,078 hitters he has struck out in 1,070 innings of MLB play. He has a 1.303 WHIP and a 4.42 ERA (526 earned runs). He has 1,037 hits against 358 walks for a hit rate of 8.7 per nine innings. With a 3.94 FIP and a 67-61 career win-loss record, Gray has faced 4,545 opposing hitters in the majors.
In his 739 innings of work, Ross Stripling has struck out 677 hitters while allowing 719 hits. He has allowed 321 extra-base hits and has a WHIP of 1.220 and an FIP of 4.0. He has faced 3,066 batters in his MLB career and has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.98. Stripling has a 38-42 record in his career with a 3.91 ERA and gave up 8.8 hits per frame.
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers -110, Total Odds: 8.5
If Ross Stripling wants to quiet the Rangers, who had a 136 wRC+ and.866 OPS against right-handed pitchers in August, he will have a difficult task. Additionally, Texas had a 135 wRC+ in 137 plate appearances this month versus Southpaws. The Rangers are unquestionably a significantly greater offensive team than the Giants, who in August had a 96 wRC+ against lefties and a 61 wRC+ against righties.
Despite Jon Gray’s recent struggles, I’ll take the Rangers to defeat the Giants on Friday night. Given that both bullpens have played brilliantly over the last ten days (Texas 1.11 ERA and 2.57 FIP; San Francisco 2.95 ERA and 3.35 FIP), I anticipate the Rangers’ lineup to make a difference.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
- Texas is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road against San Francisco.
- The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Texas’ last 6 games with an NL opponent.
- The Texas Rangers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National League West Division.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
- San Francisco is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home against the Texas Rangers.
- The total stayed UNDER in 12 of San Francisco’s last 17 games against an opponent in the American League.
- The San Francisco Giants are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an American League West Division opponent.
Texas Rangers vs San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
Texas Rangers vs San Francisco: In an effort to advance to the playoffs, both teams will aim to continue their winning streaks on Friday night. Texas is pitching better and playing baseball much better than the competition. Pick the Texas Rangers to play well enough against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.
Free Pick and Prediction: Texas Rangers will win 6-3.