Miami Marlins vs Texas Rangers 8-6-2023

Miami Marlins vs Texas Rangers 8/6/2023 Predictions, Picks and Game Preview

Miami Marlins(58-53) vs Texas Rangers(64-46)

Texas Rangers vs. Miami Marlins 8/6/2023 – On Sunday, the Miami Marlins stay in Texas to finish their weekend series with the Rangers. Looking for some guidance? Baseball wagering tips suggest that the Marlins, despite winning four of their past 10 games, are now third in the NL East. Miami holds a two-game winning streak and a 24-29 road record heading into the weekend. Impressively, the Marlins rank third in MLB in terms of hits per game with an average of 9. Notably, Luis Arraez leads the team with 154 hits this year, placing him in first place for Miami.


In the Lone Star State, two clubs in the heart of their respective postseason campaigns will meet at the conclusion of their interleague series. The Miami Marlins are playing a 3-game series against the Texas Rangers on the road on Sunday. Texas won the first game of the series 6-2 on Friday night to take the series’ first point.


The Rangers defeated the Miami Marlins in the first game of this series on Friday night, losing their second consecutive game and fourth in their previous five. The Marlins were third in the NL East going into Saturday with a record of 58-53, 14 games behind the Braves for the top slot. They trailed the Reds by a game and a half for the last National League wild-card place. Miami recorded seven hits on Friday night, but no player had more than one in the game. In the defeat, Josh Bell drove in the other run for the Marlins while Jon Berti blasted his third home run of the year. In the defeat, the squad went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position.  Jesus Luzardo (8-6) took the loss in 5.1 innings by allowing four runs on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.


Miami has a slugging percentage of.400 and has been struck out 880 times while walking 292 times. Over the course of the season, they had 999 hits, 431 runs batted in, and a.264 batting average. The Marlins have together collected 179 doubles and hit 101 home runs. They have accumulated 452 runs and a.320 OBP. The Miami Marlins are ranked 27th in baseball, with 4.1 runs per game.


The Texas Rangers have a four-game winning run going into the weekend. The Rangers have won five of their previous 10 games and are in first place in the AL West. Texas leads the MLB with 5.8 runs scored per game on average. With 28 home runs this year, Adolis Garcia is the Rangers’ top home run hitter.


Texas won the first game of this series on Friday night, extending their winning run to four games. With a record of 64-46 as of Saturday, the Rangers were 1.5 games ahead of the Astros in the AL West. Adolis Garcia got three hits on Friday while Mitch Garver and Leody Taveras contributed two runs and two RBIs to the victory. Garcia hit two home runs in the victory (his 27th and 28th of the year), while Corey Seager also hit a pair (his 17th). As a rookie with the Rangers, Jordan Montgomery (7-9) pitched six innings, giving up two runs on six hits, one walk, and six strikeouts before turning the game over to the bullpen.


Marlins vs. Rangers Game Info

When: Sunday, August 6, 2023 2:35 PM ET
Where: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas
TV: Bally Sports Florida and Bally Sports Southwest
Stream: MLB TV and MLB Extra Innings

Sandy Alcantara (4-9, 3.29 ERA) vs Andrew Heaney (8-6, 4.36 ERA)

Sandy Alcantara will make his 23rd start on the mound for the Miami Marlins. Alcantara has thrown 143.1 innings this season and has a record of 4-9. Alcantara has an ERA of 4.21 with 118 strikeouts. In his most recent start, Alcantara threw 8 innings while giving up 4 hits but no runs. The Miami Marlins allow 4.3 runs per game on average.


Alcantara has thrown 859 innings in his career and has 756 strikeouts to his credit. His career WHIP is 1.153, with a 3.29 earned run average (314 earned runs allowed). He has drawn 263 walks while giving up 728 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings). Alcantara (38-52 career record) has faced 3,509 opposition hitters and currently has a 3.71 FIP.


The Texas Rangers’ Andrew Heaney will make his 22nd start in the circle. Heaney has tossed 107.1 innings this season and has an 8-6 record. Heaney’s ERA is 4.36, and he has 114 strikeouts. In his past two outings, Heaney worked 11 innings while giving up 3 earned runs and 6 hits. The Texas Rangers are allowing 4.3 runs per game on average.


Heaney (44-48 career record) allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and has an ERA of 4.53. He faced 3,453 hitters in his career and had a K/BB ratio of 3.63. He earned 410 runs, a WHIP of 1.251, and a FIP of 4.4 while allowing 410 runs. In 814 innings, Heaney has given up 778 base hits while recording 874 strikeouts.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -135

The game odds indicate that Miami has a +115 advantage, while Texas holds a -135 position. Miami’s pitching stats include a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.07 and a collective WHIP 1.27. The Marlins’ pitchers conceded 122 home runs and allowed 482 runs, ranking 14th in baseball. They also gave up 913 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and 452 earned runs. The team’s earned run average stands at 4.12, placing them 15th in baseball, and they struck out 1,046 hitters while walking 341 opposing batters. The Marlins’ FIP is 3.93 as a team.


Throughout the season, the Marlins deployed 378 relievers to the mound. These relievers inherited 164 base runners, and 31.7% of them scored. They secured 29 saves but were unsuccessful in 22 out of 51 opportunities, resulting in a bullpen save rate of 56.9%. The bullpen appeared in 121 save situations and achieved 69 holds, ranking 6th in MLB. Additionally, Marlins relief pitchers entered the game with runners on base 115 times and made 147 appearances in high-leverage situations


On the other hand, the Texas Rangers posted a team OBP of .342 and a batting average of .273 this season. They struck out 945 times (16th in MLB) and collected 1,043 base hits. The Rangers hit 154 home runs and scored 607 runs, with a team slugging percentage of .461 and an average of 5.75 runs per contest, leading the league. They also hit 238 doubles and walked 388 times, contributing to their 633 runs.


Regarding their pitching performance, the Texas staff allowed 470 runs, resulting in a team ERA of 4.13 (446 earned runs). They surrendered 123 home runs and gave up an average of 4.36 runs per 9 innings, ranking 12th in the league. The Rangers maintained a team WHIP of 1.236 and a FIP of 4.18 throughout the season. Their strikeout-to-walk ratio was 8.30 (893 strikeouts vs. 318 walks), and they ranked 7th in MLB for total hits allowed with 882.

Miami Marlins Betting Trends

The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games.
Miami is 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches.
Miami is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Texas.
The Marlins are 1-12 SU in their last 13 games on the road.
The total went OVER in 9 of Miami’s last 12 games on the road against Texas.
Miami is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total hung OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games against an opponent in the American League West Division


Texas Rangers Betting Trends

The total stayed UNDER in 6 of Texas’ last 8 games.
Texas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total went OVER in 5 of Texas’ last 7 games against Miami.
The Texas Rangers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Total hung OVER in 9 of Texas’ last 12 games at home against Miami.
The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Texas’ last 5 games against an opponent in the NL.
The Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played in August.

Miami Marlins vs Texas Rangers 8/6/2023 Free Pick and Prediction: Texas Rangers win, but the play is on the under 3-2.


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