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MLB Betting Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Texas Rangers

August 19, 2023



The Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers will compete in game two of their three-game series coming up in Texas, which will showcase plenty of great betting options. Can the Rangers stay dominant at home?


  • Date: Game 2 on August 18, 2023 at 4:05 PM ET

  • Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas

  • Coverage: FS1

Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview

The Brewers had some bad losses against the Los Angeles Dodgers recently, two of which were blowouts. They have some bad momentum for this series, but they have an opportunity to turn things around in game two. Freddy Peralta is starting for game two on the mound and is 9-8 this year.

They are not explosive on offense, but they make up for it in other areas. Their batting average is around .232 and their opponent’s average is hovering .234. As you can see, they are not great at the plate but they have a tendency to slow down their opponents.

Their earned run average is nearing 4.00 and their on base percentage has moved close to .311. They also have a slugging percentage coming around .375, which could be better for a team with a winning record.

The Brewers have a slight lead in the NL Central and need to stay ahead. This will be another tough matchup and one they cannot afford to lose more games in.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers had solid results against the Los Angeles Angels recently, showing good offensive production. With positive momentum on their side, they should have an edge for game two. Dane Dunning is their starting pitcher for game two and is 9-4 this season.

Their stats are superior in a few categories compared to the Brewers. Their batting average is around .271 and their opponents average is hovering .239. They are much better at the plate and their pitching is about the same.

Their earned run average is nearing 3.96 and their on base percentage has moved close to .341. They also have a slugging percentage coming around .462, which is a nice amount above the league average.

The Rangers have a slight lead in the AL West and need to capitalize at home. They have a great opportunity with strong offense and positive momentum on their side.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie show that the Texas Rangers are slight favorites to win game two. The market is estimating that the Rangers have a 66.3 percent chance to be victorious.


  • Milwaukee Brewers: +120

  • Texas Rangers: -142

  • *odds are subject to changes

The Brewers are slightly above .500 on the road while the Rangers are dominant at home. Look for the Rangers to win with strong pitching and good offense.

Final Pick: Take the Texas Rangers to Win at -142