Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins 8-27-2023

Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins 8/27/2023 Picks, Predictions and Game Forecast

Texas Rangers (72-56) vs. Minnesota Twins (67-62)

Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins 8/27/2023 – In a Sunday showdown, the Texas Rangers find themselves in Minneapolis, Minnesota, prepared to take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on August 27, 2023. With a record of 72-56, the Rangers have achieved a respectable 30-32 performance on the road heading into this highly anticipated matchup.


Rangers’ Offensive Prowess and Pitching Performance

At the plate, the Rangers maintain an impressive .270 batting average, accumulating 708 runs, 1179 hits, and 174 home runs. The standout batter for the Rangers is Adolis Garcia, boasting a .253 average along with 93 RBIs and 31 home runs. On the pitching front, the Rangers hold a combined 4.04 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and 1015 strikeouts.


Twins’ Home Advantage and Well-Rounded Stats


As for the Minnesota Twins, they enter the contest with a record of 67-61, notably showcasing a strong 38-26 performance at home. With a batting average of .239, the Twins have managed to secure 554 runs, 1014 hits, and 169 home runs. Max Kepler leads the Twins’ batting effort with a .208 average, contributing 48 RBIs and 20 home runs. Pitching-wise, the Twins maintain a commendable 3.67 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and 870 strikeouts. The stage is set for an exciting clash between these two teams with diverse strengths and capabilities. For comprehensive insights, check out the best expert MLB picks.


Rangers vs. Twins Game Info

When: Sunday, August 27, 2023 2:10 PM ET
Where: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Stream: MLB.TV

Jordan Montgomery (8-10, ERA: 3.69) vs Bailey Ober (6-6, ERA: 3.41)

Pitching Duel: Rangers’ Jordan Montgomery vs. Twins’ Bailey Ober

The starting pitcher, Jordan Montgomery, boasting a 3.69 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, is taking the mound for the Rangers. Impressively, he has achieved 132 strikeouts across 147.2 innings pitched. Over the span of 2017 to 2023, Montgomery has delivered a total of 11,923 tracked pitches, meticulously documented by the PITCHf/x system. This extensive dataset encompasses his MLB Regular Season and Spring Training performances.


Meanwhile, the Twins will counter with Bailey Ober as their starting pitcher. Ober brings a solid 3.15 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP to the mound, accompanied by a commendable 114 strikeouts in 118 innings pitched. This season, the right-hander has compiled a record of 6-6, maintaining an ERA of 3.41 while amassing an impressive 116 strikeouts. The stage is set for a gripping showdown between these two adept pitchers.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota Twins -105, Total Odds: 8.5

Texas Rangers Facing Uphill Battle Amidst Eight-Game Skid. The Texas Rangers find themselves grappling with a significant challenge, having suffered eight consecutive losses, including a defeat in the series opener on Friday. However, a glimmer of hope exists in their recent track record against American League Central teams, having secured victories in six of their last eight encounters.


Jordan Montgomery a solid Addition to the Texas Rangers Rotation. Texas Rangers’ starting pitcher, Jordan Montgomery, has proven his mettle since joining the club at the trade deadline. Over four starts, the left-hander has showcased consistency, allowing a mere five earned runs across 26 innings.


Minnesota Twins’ Bailey Ober Faces Pitching Struggles


On the opposing side, Minnesota’s starting pitcher Bailey Ober is facing challenges of his own. Across his last 24 innings pitched, Ober has conceded 16 earned runs, contributing to Minnesota’s loss in three out of five games during that period.


Minnesota Twins Tackling Injury Woes Amidst AL Central Lead. While currently leading the AL Central division, the Minnesota Twins are grappling with the impact of injuries. The absence of key players like Alex Kirilloff, Willi Castro, Byron Buxton, Nick Gordon, and Jose Miranda, alongside a string of starting and relief pitchers, has begun to take its toll on the Twins’ lineup. This growing list of injuries underscores the challenges faced by the Twins as they navigate their path through the season.


Texas RangersBetting Trends

Texas is 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches with the Twins.
The Texas Rangers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games on the road against Minnesota.
The total went OVER in 5 of Texas’ last 6 games with an American League rival.


Minnesota Twins Betting Trends

The total went OVER in 4 of the Twins’ last 5 games at home.
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games at home against Texas.
The total hung OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games with an AL opponent.
The Twins are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played on a Sunday.


Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins 8/27/2023 Betting Picks

Only one of Scherzer’s four starts with the Rangers saw more than eight runs, but three did. The Rangers’ previous three games have featured 9 or more runs, while both of the series’ games have produced double-digit runs. In 5 of their past 8 games, the total was 8 or greater.


Pick the Minnesota Twins, who play at home. The duel will be equal, with Montgomery taking Ober on the mound. With that said, the Twins have the edge of home field. With both teams being otherwise evenly matched, we predict the Twins will win this game and the whole series. MIN -105 is the best wager. For expert insights, check out the best exclusive sports picks.

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