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MLB Betting Preview: Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers

September 2, 2023

The Minnesota Twins (70-65) and Texas Rangers (75-59) square off in game two of their three-game series matchup in Texas. Can the Rangers bounce back in game two at home?

  • Date: Game 2 on September 2, 2023 at 7:15 PM ET

  • Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas

  • Coverage: FOX

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Twins are the 13th best team in the league, moving up from the 14th best spot from last week. They have gone 5-5 over their last 10 games and need to find some consistency. Dallas Keuchel (1-1) is on the mound with an ERA of 3.50.

They are averaging .239 at the plate, while giving up .238 for their opponents. This is likely why they have not been consistent all season, as they are allowing their opponents to keep up with them offensively.

Their OBP is at .319, which is a little lower for a team with a decent offense. However, their ERA of 3.94 might come to their advantage as it is lower than the Rangers.

The Twins are leading in the AL Central by five games over the second team in line, the Cleveland Guardians. Adding more wins will only help their case come playoff time.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers are picking a horrible time of the year to have issues, as they have fallen from fourth to the seventh best team in the league. They have gone 3-7 over their last 10 and need to win games immediately to take back their division. Jordan Montgomery (8-10) will offer some hope on the mound with an ERA of 3.19.

They have typically been consistent all season, with a batting average of .268 and allowing their opponents to put up .241. This is a much better ratio than what the Twins put up, but they seem to have difficulties getting ahead.

They show that they are on base more often, with an average at .338. They also have a good slugging percentage at .454, slightly better than the Twins’ .421.

The Rangers have dropped to third in the AL West and trail by one game between the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros. They need these wins bad if they want to remain within reach.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie reveal that the Texas Rangers have a moderate chance to get the win in game two. According to market analysis, the Rangers have a 76.3 percent chance to win.

  • Minnesota Twins: +160

  • Texas Rangers: -192

The Twins lead these series matchups 4-1 overall this season, especially with their recent 5-2 victory in the opener. However, look for the Rangers to regroup and claim game two at home.

Final Pick: Take the Texas Rangers to Win at -192