You always hear managers and owners talk about how the second half of the season is a time to correct the wrongs from the first half. In some cases this proves to be true, but for most teams, the second half just proves to be a continuation of what went wrong in the first. That appears to be the case for the Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies, a pair of teams who are about to close out a 3-game series in Colorado on Wednesday, with the Rockies as favorites in the sports betting odds.
How to Bet on the Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies Opening MLB Odds & TV Info
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 22, 6:40 PM
Venue: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
TV: FSSW, 105.3 The Fan,
Radio: Rockies Radio Network, KNRV 1150
Opening MLB Odds: Colorado -118
Back in the middle of June, it really looked as though the Rangers (43-49) might be ready to take a run at the division, but they have since gone from 4 games above .500 to 6 games under that mark at this point in the season. Things have not really picked up at the start of the second half, as the Rangers have dropped 3 of their first 4 games, including the first game in this series. The Rangers are now 8 games back in the division, and while that is not necessarily an insurmountable lead, they have not really shown that they have the ability to close the gap. The belief now is that Texas will be looking to sell when the trade deadline comes around. Whether the moves they make have any impact on how things go for the remainder of this season remains to be seen. Martin Perez (0-1, 5.40 ERA) will get his second start of the season on Wednesday.
The Rockies (40-51) are one team that has pretty much written their season off, but you also have to admire the way they finished the first half. They managed to lay a 4-game sweep on the seriously injured Atlanta Braves, but any momentum they may have picked up with that performance seems to have been swept away during the All-Star Break. The Rockies started the second half by losing 2 games to the Padres, but they returned home and managed to win the first game of this series. While still 2 games under .500 at Coors Field, the Rockies are certainly better at home than on the road, and they will have the opportunity to feel a little better about themselves with a 6-game home stand. Jorge de la Rosa (6-4, 4.30 ERA) has pitched very well of late, and it is he who will get the start on Wednesday.
MLB Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Colorado
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games
- Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
- Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
The Rockies have developed a habit of winning the games that de la Rosa starts, and that is a trend that I think they will follow in this one.