Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins 8-26-2023

Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins 8/26/2023 Game Forecast, Odds and Tips

Texas Rangers (72-55) vs. Minnesota Twins (66-62)

Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins 8/26/2023 – On Saturday, the Texas Rangers return to Target Field for a matchup against the Minnesota Twins. The Rangers currently hold the top spot in the AL West standings, boasting a record of 72-55. Unfortunately, Texas is currently grappling with a challenging seven-game losing streak, with their most recent defeat being a 7-5 loss against the Twins on Thursday. During Thursday’s match, Andrew Heaney struggled by allowing 7 hits and conceding 3 runs in just 4 innings of play. Notably, Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, and Leody Taveras hit home runs during the game.


Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins find themselves leading the AL Central with a record of 66-62. Entering the weekend, the Twins have won 6 of their last 10 games. They secured a 7-5 victory against the Rangers in their most recent encounter. Pablo Lopez, the pitcher for the Twins, encountered challenges, allowing 10 hits and 5 runs over the course of 5 innings against the Rangers. The game saw Michael A. Taylor contributing with two home runs. Get valuable insights and predictions with free reliable baseball picks today.

Rangers vs. Twins Game Info

When: Saturday, August 26, 2023 7:15 PM ET
Where: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Stream: MLB.TV

Max Scherzer (12-5, ERA: 3.77) vs Joe Ryan (9-8, ERA: 4.48)

Max Scherzer will take the mound for the Rangers in this game, who possess a 3.77 ERA coupled with a notable starting record of 12-5. Throughout the season, the Rangers have showcased their prowess at the plate, leading the league with an average of 9.4 hits per game. Adolis Garcia is witnessing an exceptional season within the Texas team, as he holds the lead with an impressive 31 home runs and 93 RBI.


On the opposing side, Joe Ryan is lined up to be the starting pitcher for the Twins. He carries a 4.48 ERA, accompanying a record of 9-8. Noteworthy is the Twins’ remarkable bullpen performance this MLB season, limiting rival teams to an average of just 4.1 runs per game, marking the fourth lowest in the league. Minnesota’s power hitters, Joey Gallo and Max Kepler, have contributed 20 home runs, sharing the leadership in this category. Meanwhile, Carlos Correa stands out with a team-high of 56 RBI.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -118, Total Odds: 8.0

Saturday’s game is a prime example of why the Rangers pursued Max Scherzer. The seasoned right-handed pitcher is tasked with stemming the tide and guiding the Rangers back to their winning ways. Scherzer has lived up to expectations, delivering three solid starts out of four and maintaining an impressive ERA of 2.61. This time, he will be up against a Twins’ lineup that currently ranks 17th in runs scored and holds the dubious distinction of having the highest strikeout rate in MLB. Since joining the Rangers, Scherzer’s impressive 11.7 K/9 rate should position him favorably in this matchup.


On the other hand, Minnesota will counter with Ryan, who is making his first start since recovering from a groin issue that landed him on the IL. Prior to his injury, Ryan struggled, sporting an ERA that hovered near nine during that period. Facing off against the Rangers, the second-highest-scoring team in terms of runs in MLB isn’t the most opportune scenario for his return. It’s anticipated that Scherzer will assert dominance over the Twins’ lineup, known for its aggressive approach at the plate, while the Rangers’ lineup should find its rhythm again against the returning Ryan.


Texas Rangers Betting Trends

The Texas Rangers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 matches on the road.
The total stayed UNDER in 6 of Texas’ last 8 road games against Minnesota.
Total went OVER in 4 of Texas’ last 5 games with an American League rival.
The Rangers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against an American League Central Division opponent.


Minnesota Twins Betting Trends

The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 matches with the Rangers.
Minnesota Twins are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home.
The total went UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games at home against Texas.
The total spilled OVER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 13 games with an AL rival.


Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins 8/26/2023 Betting Picks

Max Scherzer is the ideal pitcher to have on the field for the Rangers this weekend because they are desperate for a victory. After all, they are only one game ahead of the Houston Astros. It’s pretty reasonable to predict that won’t happen on Saturday after the Twins erupted for 5 home runs against the Rangers on Thursday. Of the 86 games the Rangers have played this season as favorites, they have won 52, or 60.5%. Texas has won 46 of its 76 games this season, or 60.5% when it has been favored by at least -117 on the moneyline. The moneyline established for this game suggests that the Rangers have a 53.9% probability of winning. Get insightful predictions and analysis with free reliable sports picks today.

Free Pick and Prediction: Texas Rangers will win 4-2.


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