Rangers vs Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/29

Rangers vs Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/29

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers

The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to face the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in a clash of two teams aiming to improve their standings in their respective divisions.


Game Overview:

  • Date: May 29, 2024
  • Time: 11:35 AM
  • Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • Weather: 79°F

Team Breakdown:

Arizona Diamondbacks:

The Diamondbacks hold a 25-28 record with a 12-13 away record. Ryne Nelson is the probable starting pitcher for Arizona.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Ketel Marte (10 HR)
  • Batting Average: Ketel Marte (.275 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Christian Walker (33 RBI)

Ryne Nelson has struggled this season with a 3-3 record, a 6.03 ERA, and a high WHIP of 1.83 over 34.1 innings, indicating control and effectiveness issues.

Texas Rangers:

The Rangers have a 25-29 record with a 12-13 home record. Dane Dunning is set to start for Texas.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Adolis Garcia (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Josh Smith (.280 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Adolis Garcia (37 RBI)

Dane Dunning has a 3-3 record with a 4.43 ERA over 40.2 innings, showing moderate control and effectiveness with a WHIP of 1.18.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
ARI (25-28) +105 o8.5 (-135) +1.5 (-190)
TEX (25-29) -125 u8.5 (+115) -1.5 (+160)


For this matchup, we predict the total score to go over 8.5 runs. Here's why:

Both Ryne Nelson and Dane Dunning have been inconsistent this season, with Nelson holding a high ERA of 6.03 and a WHIP of 1.83, indicating he is likely to give up several runs. Dunning, while better, has also shown vulnerability with a 4.43 ERA.

Additionally, both teams have power hitters capable of driving the score up quickly. The Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte and Christian Walker, along with the Rangers' Adolis Garcia, are all capable of hitting home runs and generating runs.

Given the pitchers' struggles and the offensive capabilities of both lineups, it's reasonable to expect a high-scoring game that surpasses the 8.5 runs threshold.

Pick: Over 8.5 Runs (-135)

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