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MLB Betting Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers

August 22, 2023

The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks will finish out their two-game series in Arizona soon, making this another great betting opportunity. Their prior matchups have displayed exciting offensive showings each game, and now both teams make a compelling argument to win this one.

  • Date: Game 2 on August 22, 2023, at 9:40 PM ET

  • Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers are near the top as one of the best teams in baseball. However, they recently had a terrible trend of defeats heading into this series, meaning they need to capitalize on every opportunity they can. Jon Gray (8-6) is starting for game two on the mound but will need to do better than his ERA at 3.52.

This year has witnessed their commendable consistency, with a batting average of approximately .270 and opponents struggling around .241. Their prowess at the plate shines, coupled with a respectable ability to contain their adversaries.

Their ERA is approaching 4.04, while their OBP is edging towards .340. Additionally, their slugging percentage is hovering around .459, demonstrating impressive performance.

The Rangers currently hold a slender three-game advantage over the Houston Astros in the AL West, necessitating a prompt turnaround to maintain their divisional lead. Finishing out this series strong would be ideal, as they have not had the best momentum.

Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview

The Diamondbacks had a rough start to the second half of this season, but have lately looked like their former selves. They recently won three out of four against the San Diego Padres, giving them positive momentum heading into this series. Zac Gallen (13-5) will look to help out on the mound in game two with a solid 3.17 ERA.

Their statistics fall short of matching the Rangers in a few aspects. Their batting average hovers at approximately .254, mirroring their opponents' average. They essentially maintain an even performance at the plate when compared to their adversaries.

Their ERA hovers around 4.61, while their on-base percentage approaches .324. Additionally, their slugging percentage is inching towards .420, aligning closely with the league average.

The Diamondbacks find themselves trailing the leading Los Angeles Dodgers by approximately 13 games in the NL West, positioning them as the third-ranked team. To enhance their playoff prospects, it is crucial for them to make the most of their home games and potentially make necessary adjustments.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie are revealing the Arizona Diamondbacks as slight favorites to win game two. According to market analysis, however, it is showing estimates that the Rangers have a 50.3 percent chance to win this matchup.

  • Texas Rangers: +105

  • Arizona Diamondbacks: -125

  • *odds are subject to changes

The Rangers have not been the best on the road, but the Diamondbacks are not that much better either at home. With one of the best teams in baseball going through a little slump, the Rangers offer a great opportunity.

Final Pick: Take the Texas Rangers to Win at +105


Written By: David White