Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks 8-21-2023

Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks 8/21/2023 Picks, Prediction and Previews

Texas Rangers (72-51) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (64-61)

Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks 8/21/2023 – On Monday, the Texas Rangers commence a two-game interleague series away from home against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Following a 6-1 defeat to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, Texas’ record dropped to 72-51. The Rangers have experienced a three-game losing streak and have lost four out of their last six games. Despite this, they maintain a 2 ½ game lead over the Houston Astros in the American League West division. Leading the team is second baseman Marcus Semien with a batting average of .278 and a team-high of 141 hits. Meanwhile, first baseman Nathaniel Lowe holds the highest on-base percentage at .366. Right fielder Adolis Garcia boasts 30 home runs and 92 RBIs, leading the team in both categories.

 

On the other side, the Arizona Diamondbacks improved their record to 64-61 with an 8-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday. Arizona secured a doubleheader sweep against the Padres, winning the first game 6-4. They stand third in the National League West, trailing the first-place Los Angeles team by 13 games. Christian Walker, the first baseman, leads Arizona in several categories with a batting average of .274, 28 home runs, 84 RBIs, and 124 hits. Left fielder Corbin Carroll holds the highest on-base percentage at .354. The Diamondbacks maintain a batting average of .254 as a team and a slugging percentage of .420. For more insights, consider checking out free MLB picks today.

Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Game Info

When: Monday, August 21, 2023 9:40 PM ET
Where: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
TV: BSAZ
Stream: MLB.TV

Jordan Montgomery (8-10, ERA: 3.30) vs Clade Cecconi (0-0, ERA: 3.48)

Jordan Montgomery will start for the Texas Rangers on Monday. Montgomery (8-10, 3.30 ERA, 128 Ks in 139 2/3 IP) gets the nod in what will be his 25th career start for the Rangers. The left-hander’s most recent appearance was on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels. In six innings of work, he surrendered six hits and one earned run. The 30-year-old has pitched in 24 games this season and has a 3.30 ERA and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings while giving up a.252 batting average to opposing batters. In this game, Montgomery hopes to earn his fifth consecutive strong start. Montgomery is aiming for his sixth consecutive five-inning or longer outing. He pitches 5.8 innings on average every outing.

 

The D-Backs will kick off with Slade Cecconi. For the third time this year, the Diamondbacks’ Cecconi (0-0) gets the ball first. In his most recent appearance, he pitched four innings on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, allowing two earned runs and four hits. In his three games this season, he has a 3.48 ERA and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting.237 off of him. One of his three appearances this season, he prevented his opponents from scoring an earned run.

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -150, Total Odds: 9.5

Montgomery has consistently pitched six innings in his three appearances for the Rangers. As he seeks to maintain his positive performance, it’s worth noting that the current Diamondbacks lineup has achieved a 13-for-33 record against him, resulting in seven RBI. Among these hitters, Gabriel Moreno stands out with a perfect 4-for-4 record, including a double and a home run, while Ketel Marte has managed a 2-for-3 performance with a triple when facing Montgomery.

 

Over the last ten days, the Diamondbacks have demonstrated proficiency against left-handed pitchers, producing notable statistics across 130 plate appearances: a .785 OPS, .204 ISO, and a 110 wRC+. Impressively, they’ve also achieved a 110 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers during this period. On the other hand, the Rangers have secured a 105 wRC+ when facing right-handed pitchers and a 98 wRC+ when up against left-handed pitchers in the same ten-day span.

 

Texas Rangers Betting Trends

This season, the Rangers were the favorites in 85 games and prevailed in 52 (61.2%) games.
Texas has won 28 of its 42 games this season (66.7%) with a moneyline advantage of at least -155.
Based on the implied probability of the moneyline, the Rangers have a 60.8% chance of triumphing in this contest.
Texas and its opponents have hit the over in 60 of its 124 games with a total.
The Rangers have a 72-52-0 ATS record in their 124 games with a spread.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends

This season, the Diamondbacks have faced 69 underdogs, and in 32 of those games, they have won (46.4%).
Arizona has a win-loss record of 12-17 this season when the odds are favored by +131 or less.
The implied win probability for this game is 43.3% for the Diamondbacks based on the moneyline odds that the bookmakers have chosen.

 

Arizona’s 125 opportunities have resulted in 53 games that went beyond the total.
The D-Backs have a 69-56-0 record against the spread in 125 games with a line.

 

Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks 8/21/2023 Betting Picks

Arizona has lost 12 of its previous 17 games played in August, while Texas has won 12 of its last 17. In terms of runs scored and team batting average, the Rangers are second, while Arizona is an unimpressive 21st overall. Since joining the Rangers at the trade deadline, Texas’ starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery has had three strong starts. Texas has won two of the three games despite the left-hander’s 18 innings yielding just five runs. For more insights, consider checking out free sports picks today.

Free Pick and Prediction: Texas Rangers will win 6-3.

 

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