The San Diego Padres (47-43) and Texas Rangers (39-47) will clash on Thursday at Globe Life Field, with first pitch at 2:35 PM ET.

The Padres are an underdog away (+135) at the Rangers (-159). The scheduled starters are Max Scherzer (1-1) for the Texas Rangers, and Michael King (6-5) for the San Diego Padres.

Adrian Morejon (1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K) earned a win in the Padres’ 6-4 victory over the Rangers yesterday. Manny Machado led the way offensively, going 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Dane Dunning (2.1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 K) was handed the loss for the Rangers.

Here is what you need to get ready for Thursday’s Rangers vs. Padres contest, including viewing options.

Texas Rangers vs. San Diego Padres odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 9:16 AM ET. For a full list of Sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Rangers (-159, bet $159 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Padres (+135, bet $100 to win $135)
  • Over/under: 9

Rangers vs. Padres: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Game Time: 2:35 PM ET
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field
  • TV Channel: Padres
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch for free)

Rangers stats and trends

Rangers betting records

  • The Rangers have won 24, or 54.5%, of the 44 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Texas is 7-7 this season when entering a game favored by -159 or more on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 61.4% chance to win.
  • Texas and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 33 of 86 opportunities.
  • The Rangers are 39-46-0 against the spread this season.

Max Scherzer (Rangers probable starter)

  • Scherzer (1-1) makes the start for the Rangers, his third of the season.
  • His last appearance came on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles, when the righty threw 5 1/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • In two appearances this season, he has put up a 1.74 ERA and averages 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .139 against him.
  • Scherzer is looking for his third straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.1 innings per appearance on the hill.
  • He will take the hill against a Padres squad that is batting .262 as a unit (second in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .409 (ninth in MLB) with 100 total home runs (ninth in MLB).

Rangers batting stats

  • The Rangers rank 15th in Major League Baseball with 88 home runs.
  • Hitters for Texas have combined for a team rank of 18th in the majors with a .380 team slugging percentage.
  • The Rangers’ .239 batting average ranks 17th in the league this season.
  • Texas has scored the 15th-most runs in the majors this season with 368 (4.3 per game).
  • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .308 this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
  • Texas has shown patience at the plate this season with the sixth-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.7) among MLB offenses.

Padres stats and trends

Padres betting records

  • The Padres have been victorious in 18, or 50%, of the 36 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • San Diego has a win-loss record of 5-7 when favored by +135 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The Padres have an implied victory probability of 42.6% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Contests with San Diego has gone over the total set by bookmakers in 48 of 90 chances this season.
  • The Padres are 46-43-0 against the spread in their 89 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Michael King (Padres probable starter)

  • King (6-5) gets the starting nod for the Padres in his 18th start of the season. He has a 3.61 ERA in 99 2/3 innings pitched, with 115 strikeouts.
  • His last time out came on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, when the right-hander threw six innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • In 18 games this season, the 29-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.61, with 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .230 against him.
  • King enters the outing with seven quality starts under his belt this year.
  • King will look to go five or more innings for his third straight start. He’s averaging 5.5 innings per outing.
  • In four of his 18 total appearances this season he has not surrendered an earned run.
  • He meets a Rangers offense that ranks 15th in the league with 368 total runs scored while batting .239 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .380 slugging percentage (18th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 88 home runs (15th in the league).
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 29-year-old ranks 43rd in ERA (3.61), 54th in WHIP (1.264), and 12th in K/9 (10.4).

Padres batting stats

  • The Padres average 1.1 home runs per game to rank ninth in baseball with 100 total home runs.
  • So far this year, San Diego ranks ninth in baseball, slugging .409.
  • The Padres are second in MLB with a .262 batting average.
  • San Diego scores the sixth-most runs in baseball (418 total, 4.6 per game).
  • The Padres’ .325 on-base percentage is fifth-best in the majors.
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