MLB Tuesday best bets: Rangers will snap 11-game skid

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Monday got off to a bumpy start, but the board opens up Tuesday.

Here are three bets that stick out.

Rangers (-140) vs. Diamondbacks

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.

White Sox over 5.5 runs (+100) vs. Royals

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.

Chicago followed that up with a 4-3 loss against the Royals yesterday, but the forecast is a lot sunnier Tuesday when Brad Keller toes the rubber.

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.

Giants (+100) vs. Dodgers

Dodgers southpaw Julio Urias has been money this season, and his 12 wins entering Tuesday currently lead the majors.

Giants righty Logan Webb might not have his counterpart's track record, but he's filling bettors' pockets at a better rate.

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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