By Stephen Nover

Diamondbacks minus $1.05 at Rangers 

One of these two teams has lost 11 of their last 12 games all by multiple runs – and that team isn’t the Diamondbacks.

Arizona is 5-3 in its last eight games. Texas is 1-11. 

The pitching matchup is lefty Madison Bumgarner versus Jordan Lyles. Both pitchers have ERA’s above 5.00, but Bumgarner is in better form. 

Bumgarner has yielded just two earned runs and one walk during his past two starts against the Cubs and Pirates spanning 11 innings.

Texas, against lefties, ranks 29th in slugging percentage and 28th in on-base percentage. 

Lyles has surrendered 24 homers, the second-highest mark in the majors.

(Editor’s note: Stephen Nover has his MLB Total of the Month going today in addition to this free selection. Stephen has won 10 of his last 13 baseball premium/free totals plays. Stephen already has locked into one NFL preseason Week 1 total. He finished last football season 11-2-1 on his NFL totals. All of Stephen’s picks come with his signature, top-notch analysis.)


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