MLB Tuesday best bets: Rangers will snap 11-game skid
Monday got off to a bumpy start, but the board opens up Tuesday.
Here are three bets that stick out.
Nobody needs a victory worse than the Rangers right now.
The club was just blanked over its recent nine-game homestand and hasn't won in its last 11 tries. Texas has also gone 10 straight games without holding a lead - tied for the longest streak in MLB history.
Things have to turn around at some point, and I predict it'll happen tonight versus the Diamondbacks - the worst team in baseball.
Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning owns a solid .311 xwOBA and has been marginally unlucky this season. Dunning should get Texas - which is 8-3 the last 11 as a home favorite - back on the board for the first time since July 9.
The White Sox totaled just five runs over their three-game set with the Brewers this past weekend. That was hardly a surprise against a Milwaukee pitching staff leading the league in batting average and hits allowed while ranking No. 2 in runs surrendered per game.
After clocking out of the shortened 2020 campaign as one of the luckiest pitchers in MLB, Keller's seen early regression. The right-hander's currently allowing the second-most hits in the entire majors (125) and owns a poor 1.721 WHIP. Keller also ranks bottom-15 in barrels per plate appearance (6.7%) while allowing the sixth-highest average home run distance of all qualified pitchers (414 feet).
Case in point: Keller's getting shelled, and the damage should continue Tuesday against a Sox lineup waiting to break out.
Webb's only 4-3 so far this campaign, but he's been the 12th-most profitable pitcher in baseball - a $100 bet on every one of his starts in 2021 would yield a +$615 return.
This is a good spot to back San Francisco, which has gone 13-3 the last 16 following an off day and 20-7 the last 27 opening up a series.
Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. Find him on Twitter @Ugglas4arms.
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