This’ll be a Whirling Darvish of an MLB Betting Game
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The Miami Marlins will take on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park on Wednesday MLB betting action.
Time: 8:05 PM
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington
Online gambling odds for fans who bet on baseball:
Marlins +1½ (-110) 10½ (-115) +185
Rangers -1½ (-110) 10½ (-105) -200
Miami Marlins (45-53)
On the mound: José Miguel Ureña Rodriguez (RHP, 8-4, 3.78 ERA, 65 K) allowed the Cincinnati Reds just one run on three hits in six innings on Friday – the first time he has not been homered against since June 29th. The Dominica will have a chance to face compatriot and childhood hero Adrian Beltre whom Urena recalled meeting among other players when he was 16 years of age. “In the Dominican, a lot of players would help people get better,” Urena said. “I was 16. They talked to us about how they prepared and talked to us about making the right choices.” Urena has hit the most batters of any pitcher in the MLB (11).
Trends for fans who bet on baseball: The Marlins have won six of their last eight, and covered in nine of their last 11, games on the road. The MLB betting total has gone under in 80% of Miami’s last five games as well as in their last five road games.
Texas Rangers (49-51)
On the mound: Yu Darvish (RHP, 6-8, 3.44 ERA, 143 K) surrendered the Tampa Bay Rays three runs in eight innings and while he did not get the decision on Friday, he amassed 30 swinging strikes, tying Max Scherzer for the most by any starting pitcher in a single game this season. A score of those whiffs came on his four-seam fastball; his average spin rate of 2,513 RPM on that pitch ranks second only to Justin Verlander among pitchers with at least 500 four-seamers this season. The Japanese is 1-6 with a 4.00 ERA in his last 11 starts. His only career 9-inning shutout came at the expense of the Marlins in 2014. Rumor has it that this could be Darvish’s last start with the Rangers, though not if his teammates have a say on the matter. “I don’t see him out of this club. I think this is home for him,” shortstop Elvis Andrus said. “The best thing we can do is keep going out there and keep winning games and let him know that we’re here for a reason, that we’re still going to have an opportunity this year to make the playoffs, and that’s all we can take.” Darvish’s next start would come either on Monday (aka the Trade Dealine) or Tuesday, depending on manager Jeff Banister.
Trends for fans who bet on baseball: The Rangers have won and covered in four of their last six games at home. The MLB betting total has gone under in two thirds of Texas’ last six home games, over in eight of their last 11 meetings with Miami, and over in seven of their last nine when hosting the Marlins.