On the MLB schedule, it’s Game Two of the 2023 World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers.
The Texas Rangers won the first game of the series with a 6-5 win in extra innings. Adolis Garcia hit a walk-off home run after Corey Seager tied the game in the bottom of the 9th.
Diamondbacks vs Rangers Picks
Texas -1.5 (+125) over Arizona
Arizona and Texas both won their championship series in seven games, as the Diamondbacks eliminated the Phillies, while Texas knocked off Houston. It’s time to get to our Diamondbacks vs Rangers picks for this game.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers Odds
Diamondbacks vs. Rangers Information
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers
Location of the game: Globe Life Field; Arlington, TX
Date & Time: Saturday October 28th, 2023; 7:03pm CST
How to watch: FOX
Previous Meeting: The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on August 22nd, 2023.
Arizona Diamondbacks Recent Results
- Monday, October 23rd, 2023: 5-1 win at Philadelphia Phillies
- Tuesday, October 24th, 2023: 4-2 win at Philadelphia Phillies
- Friday, October 27th, 2023: 6-5 loss at Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers Recent Results
- Sunday, October 22nd, 2023: 9-2 win at Houston Astros
- Monday, October 23rd, 2023: 11-4 win at Houston Astros
- Friday, October 27th, 2023: 6-5 loss vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers Betting Analysis
- Moneyline: Texas Rangers -165, Arizona Diamondbacks +140
- Total: 8.5
- Runline: Texas Rangers -1.5 (+125), Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 (-145)
Diamondbacks vs. Rangers Betting Preview
Merrill Kelly will get the start for the Arizona Diamondbacks in this game. Kelly has made three starts in the postseason and is 2-1 with a 2.65 earned run average.
Kelly has struck out 19 batters and walked eight over that time. During the regular season, Kelly’s MLB Player Stats saw that he went 12-8 with a 3.29 earned run average.
In the win on Friday, Alex Thomas was the lone Diamondbacks hitter with two hits. The Diamondbacks pounded out eight hits, but Thomas was the only one to do it twice. Arizona took just one walk in the game as well.
The big blow of the game was Tommy Pham’s home run in the 4th inning, which was his third of the postseason. Zac Gallen went five innings in the game and allowed three runs.
Christian Walker’s struggles continued in this game, as he went 0-4 and struck out three times in the game. Walker is now hitting .163 in the postseason.
For the Texas Rangers, Jordan Montgomery will get the nod. The lefthander has thrown 25 innings so far in the postseason and has a 2.16 earned run average. The former Yankees and Cardinals hurler is 3-0 in the postseason as well.
Texas had nine hits in the game, with Adolis Garcia once again being the big man on campus. Garcia had an RBI in the first inning, and his walkoff in the 11th led him to three hits. Garcia, with his two RBI, also set the record for most RBIs in a single postseason, with 22.
Evan Carter had two doubles in the game, and Josh Jung also had two hits in the game. Jose Leclerc picked up the win out of the bullpen for the Rangers.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers Betting Prediction
This should be another good game. But, this one is going to go to the Rangers.
Oddly enough, Texas had dropped three straight home games in the postseason before the come-from-behind win. After eliminating Baltimore, they lost three in a row against Houston.
Jordan Montgomery has been good all postseason, and look for that to continue. The bats come out, and the Rangers take a stranglehold on the series, going up 2-0.
When looking at the final MLB Odds – Take Texas -1.5 (+125) over Arizona on Saturday. Hope you have enjoyed all our MLB Picks.
- Diamondbacks vs Rangers picks: Texas -1.5 (+125) over Arizona