For the 2021 MLB preseason, The Game Day has compiled 2021 Rangers Prop Bets, including Texas Rangers Futures Odds & Picks. Additionally, we will go over some 2021 Rangers Team Props and Player Props. The Rangers finished the 2020 season fifth in the American League West with a 22-38 record.
- Odds provided by Unibet as of Friday, Mar. 5.
- Read our full 2021 MLB Preseason Betting Guide for tips, predictions and picks.
Texas Rangers Futures Bets: 2021 Team & Player Props
Player Props & Futures
- Most Home Runs (+1100)
- OVER 38.5 Home Runs (-105)
Joey Gallo has as much raw power as any hitter in baseball. He eclipsed the 40 home run mark in his last two full seasons back in 2017 and 2018. He was also on pace to easily go over that number back in 2019, where he had 22 home runs in only 297 plate appearances. This is a hitter who is consistently at the top of Statcast leaderboards for exit velocity and barrels per plate appearance.
There is some risk with this bet because Globe Life Field, the new ballpark unveiled in 2020, has played more like a pitcher’s park. The good news is that Gallo crushes the ball, so it’s not like his home runs are barely clearing the fence, so the downgrade in ballpark should not play too much of a factor. The only way that I see this bet going under the number is if Gallo were to miss time due to injury.
Gallo is healthy entering the 2021 season, starting off his Spring Training with a bang by homering in each of his three games. The Rangers are a rebuilding team, so it’s not like we have to worry about Gallo being benched for a prolonged slump. There’s some upside for a trade later in the season, which could end up benefitting Gallo’s power upside. Gallo has a legitimate chance to lead the league in home runs.