After what has been an exhilarating postseason, only two teams remain. Starting on Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers, two Wild Card teams, will battle it out to see who will be crowned World Series champions.
For the Diamondbacks, their journey has seen them defeat the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Philadelphia Phillies to get to this point. In their last series, against the Phillies, it went the distance, with the Diamondbacks winning the last two MLB games of the series on the road.
Diamondbacks vs Rangers Picks
Take the Rangers to win (-165) and the over to hit on total runs (-115)
Despite finishing second in the MLB standings in the NL West, the Diamondbacks have proven they are a scrappy team that can’t be overlooked.
Looking at the Rangers MLB schedule, they also finished second in their division, but they got some retribution as they knocked out their division foes, the Houston Astros, in the ALCS. Prior to this, they also took care of the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles. Like the Diamondbacks, their series with Houston also went seven MLB games, with the road team winning every game.
Heading into this matchup, let’s take a look at our Diamondbacks vs Rangers picks & parlays.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Odds
Before determining our Diamondbacks vs Rangers picks & parlays, it is important to analyze the MLB odds.
- Moneyline: The Rangers come into this one as favorites playing at home. They are -165 to win, while the Diamondbacks’ moneyline sits at +145.
- Spread: The spread features Arizona at +1.5, with odds of -145. The spread for the Rangers sits at -1.5, with odds of +125.
- Total: In terms of the total runs, the over/under is set at eight. The over eight runs has odds of -115, while the under has odds of -105.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Picks & Parlays
Even with two aces on the mound, don’t be surprised if the Rangers jump on top in this series, especially playing in front of their home faithful.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Pick:
- Take the Texas Rangers to win straight up at home (-165) against Arizona Diamondbacks.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Parlay:
- The Rangers to win (-165)
- Take the over on total runs (-115)
Diamondbacks vs Rangers Information
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers
Location of the game: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Date & Time: October 27, 2023, 8:05 pm ET
How to Watch: National – FOX, FOX-INT
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Betting Analysis
When considering your MLB picks, it is important to look at the potential starters. For the Diamondbacks, ace Zac Gallen will take the ball in this one. In 34 MLB games during the regular season, Gallen went 17-9 with a 3.47 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and had 220 strikeouts in 210 innings. During the playoffs, though, he is just 2-2 with a 5.24 ERA through four games.
Arizona ranks 14th out of all MLB teams this year in scoring, averaging 4.58 runs per game. On the road, they averaged 4.71 runs this year. This postseason, Alek Thomas has led the team in home runs with four, while catcher Gabriel Moreno has a team-leading nine runs batted in.
Evaluating our MLB predictions for the Rangers, it is important to keep in mind that starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is still undefeated this postseason. In four games, he is 4-0 with a 2.42 ERA and 0.96 WHIP, and he has 28 strikeouts over 26 innings. Looking at his MLB player stats from the regular season, he went 12-5 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.14 WHIP and had 132 strikeouts in 25 games.
Offensively, the Rangers rank third in the majors in scoring, averaging 5.47 runs per game. At home, they are even better, as they are averaging 5.91 runs. Adolis Garcia has been on a tear this postseason. In 52 at bats, he has a team-leading seven home runs and 20 runs batted in, while also batting .327/.352/.750.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Betting Picks
As far as MLB predictions, it is hard not to take the Rangers in this one. Not only have they been phenomenal at home for most of the year, but Nathan Eovaldi has been dominant this whole season.
Furthermore, Zac Gallen has been a far better pitcher at home this year (12-3, 2.47 ERA) than on the road (5-6, 4.42 ERA).
Also, with one of the best offenses in baseball in the Rangers and a very solid young group of hitters in the Diamondbacks, don’t be surprised if the over hits.
- Pick: For our Diamondbacks vs Rangers picks & parlays, take the Rangers to win (-165) and the over to hit on total runs (-115).