Early Blowout MLB 8*
(MLB) Texas vs. Pittsburgh, 05/22/2023 6:35 PM, Score: 4 - 6
Money Line: -131.00 Texas (Away)
Result: Loss
#919 ASA PLAY ON 8* Texas Rangers -130 over Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday at 6:35 PM ET - Action on pitchers. The Pirates are off another loss Sunday and it was their 14th loss in the last 18 games. Pittsburgh's shocking 20-8 start to the season certainly seems like a distant memory now and reality is setting in for this Pirates team. The red hot Rangers, on the other hand, enter Monday having won 15 of 21 games. Texas also enters this series having won 7 of 9 road games. The Rangers enter this series as one of the top hitting teams in the league so far this season while the Pirates slugging percentage in home games ranks them in the lower third of the majors. We have the better team and hotter team here and we also do like the starting pitching edge here as well though that is not a key factor for us. The Pirates are expected to start Luis Ortiz in this one and he has been hit hard in his first two starts this season and is 0-4 with a 4.88 ERA in his career thus far. The Rangers are expected to start Dane Dunning and he is 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA this season and has excelled after moving back into the starters role again. The Pirates are 8-13 this season against teams with a winning record. Texas is red hot right now plus 12 games over .500 on the season. This one is a mismatch and a case of hot versus cold plus we get line value because the Rangers are on the road so the money line is held down to a good price here. The value is on the Rangers in this one and Texas is currently available at a price range of -135 to -130.