In today’s MLB betting guide, the Philadelphia Phillies will look for redemption after dropping a 7-0 decision to the Texas Rangers in their last meeting. Meanwhile, the Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies go head-to-head for the second game of their three-game series after the Marlins outlasted the Rockies 9-8 in the first meeting between the two clubs.
Philadelphia Phillies (-140) vs Texas Rangers (+120)
The Phillies dropped back-to-back losses for the first time this month after winning five consecutive games last week. Their offensive game had a drop-off in the previous two games, scoring just three runs while allowing 17. Zack Wheeler will take to the mound to help bring the team back into the win column in his 13th start of the season. The 32-year-old pitcher is 5-0 in his last seven games, allowing just nine runs on 34 hits while striking out 53 batters. Wheeler has averaged just three runs in his last three games and will be a steadying force for a Phillies team that needs a win.
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The curious case of Texas’ month of May continues as the team figures out a way to string together multiple wins while avoiding any more setbacks. They’re 8-11 this month after a terrible start that included devastating losses to the Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, and Cleveland Guardians. Jon Gray will start for the Rangers and is 2-2 in his last seven games. His ERA was down during this span compared to his overall number on the year, and he’s averaging slightly over five hits against per game.
Colorado Rockies (+167) vs Miami Marlins (-192)
The Rockies’ season continues to spiral out of control as they remain in the basement of the NL West. They’re 8-12 this month and 5-5 in their last 10 and are 12 games back from the division lead. Despite a three-game winning streak during their homestand against the San Diego Padres, they’ll now look to avoid a sweep against the Marlins. Chad Kuhl will get the nod and will try to improve on his 1-4 record in his previous seven starts. He allowed 47 hits in 33.2 innings pitched during that span, and his ERA plummeted to 5.35 in that span.
If the Marlins want to climb out of the NL East, they’ll need to continue stockpiling hard-fought wins like they did yesterday. They’re currently 5.5 games back of the Phillies, who occupy the division’s third spot but face a challenging end of the month with a visit from the New York Mets, followed by a road trip to St. Louis. For tonight’s action, the Marlins will rely on Pablo López to continue their winning ways. He’s struggled in his last seven starts, going 0-2 while dropping his ERA with a 4.54 performance during that span. Lopez has struck out 42 batters in his previous 39.2 innings but also allowed 20 runs on 37 hits.
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