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MLB Betting Preview: New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers

August 28, 2023

The Texas Rangers will face the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York. The Mets are struggling and must confront a strong Rangers lineup, which sets up perfect betting opportunities.

  • Date: Game 1 on August 28, 2023 at 7:10 PM ET

  • Location: Citi Field in Queens, New York

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers, despite having a 73-57 this season, have struggled lately. Struggling is not really the best way to describe this either, as they have lost their last nine of their last ten games, including a series loss to Minnesota.

Their bullpen's performance has declined tremendously and it is causing a concern for their playoff chances. They now trail the Seattle Mariners in the AL West and are tied for second with the Houston Astros.

The Rangers pitching is not bad on paper, but it has gotten progressively worse in the course of 10 games. They have a 4.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and allow a .241 opponent batting average.

The Mets are too far away from the Atlanta Braves to do anything about it in the NL East. But regardless of being 25 games back from the Braves, they still have an opportunity to run up the score and make things interesting.

On offense, they have accumulated 727 runs, have a .268 batting average, and get on base with a .338 OBP. Jon Gray is their starting pitcher (8-7) and had a 3.76 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and has pitched a total of 131.2 innings this year.

New York Mets Betting Preview

The Mets have a 60-71 record, in which they recently added another one to the losing column and have been losing four of their last five games. They have been struggling offensively, scoring three runs or less in six of the last seven games.

Their pitching stats showcase a 4.47 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and they have allowed a .250 percentage for their opponent’s batting average. On offense, Pete Alonso has established 39 home runs and 96 RBI's with a .223 batting average. They also rank 11th for home runs this year.

Tylor Megill takes the mound (7-7) with a 5.54 ERA, and 1.73 WHIP over 91 innings this season so far. This is a great opportunity to shine.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's latest odds reveal that the Texas Rangers are slight favorites to win the opener. According to market analysis, the Mets have a 61.6 percent chance to set the tone on the road in game one.

  • New York Mets: +124

  • Texas Rangers: -148

The Mets are inching above .500 at home, while the Rangers are slightly below .500 on the road. This could be interesting at the plate, but expect the Rangers now.

Final Pick: Take the Texas Rangers to Win at -148