Brewers vs Rangers Prediction - MLB Picks 8/20/23
Texas Rangers (72-51) vs Milwaukee Brewers (67-57)
Game Info: Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 2:35 pm (Globe Life Field)
Max Scherzer (12-4) (3.67) vs Adrian Houser (4-4) (4.43)
Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -185 / Milwaukee Brewers +169 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and the Milwaukee Brewers will meet in Arlington for their interleague series finale this Sunday from Globe Life Field. Milwaukee took game two after jumping out to a fast start, 6-1.
Brewers Preview & Projected Starter
Milwaukee moved to 67-57 after defeating Texas. The Brewers have avenged being swept in LA, and they’ll look to return the favor by bringing to brooms out on Sunday. The Milwaukee offense is 4.56 scoring runs per game, while batting .231, with a .307 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.95 ERA, with a 1.31 WHIP.
Adrian Houser (4-4, 3.88 ERA, 30 Ks) will take the mound for Milwaukee. The longtime Brewers pitcher had a tough time in Los Angeles last time out, allowing four runs in 5.1 innings to drop his fourth start. Houser has been very average or somewhat consistent this season, depending on how you look at it. Houser has allowed three runs or more in five of his last six outings, and he’ll face another test here with the Texas lineup.
Brewers Player Trends & Props
Christian Yelich has recorded a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he leads the Brewers in hits (129) and RBI (66), with sixteen homers.
Willy Adames has recorded multiple hits in both matchups with Texas and he leads Milwaukee in home runs (19), with 54 RBI.
William Contreras has produced a run in four of his last seven appearances, and he leads the team in batting (.273), with 54 runs batted in.
Carlos Santana has gone deep in back-to-back games, and he’s totaled eighteen homers and 65 RBI between time in Pittsburgh and Milwaukee this season.
Rangers Preview & Projected Starter
Texas moved to 72-51 after falling to Milwaukee. The Rangers were outplayed at home last night, and they’ll look to avoid a fourth straight defeat Sunday. The Texas offense is scoring 4.88 runs per game, while batting .272, with a .341 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.77 ERA, with a 1.20 WHIP.
Max Scherzer (12-4, 3.67 ERA, 69 Ks) will get the ball for Texas. The veteran pitcher dealt a gem last time out against the Angels, striking out eleven through seven innings of shutout ball en route to a Rangers win. That’s four straight victories for Scherzer dating back to his time in Queens, and he’s really locked in right now in a winning situation. Mad Max has been a pennant-swinging addition since coming over at the trade deadline, and he’s got a good chance to keep rolling here In Arlington to prevent a sweep.
Rangers Player Trends & Props
Corey Seager has totaled multiple bases in six of the last eight games, and he leads Texas in batting (.346), with twenty home runs and 68 RBI.
Marcus Semien leads the team in hits (141) and runs (96), with strong splits of .278/19/79.
Adolis Garcia homered in game one with over LAA, and he leads the Rangers in home runs (30) and RBI (91).
Nathaniel Lowe has recorded a hit in six of the previous nine games, and he’s posting a nice line of .278/14/63.
Corey’s Free Pick
Texas finds themselves in a bit of a slump, and they’ll be turning to the right arm to get them out of it on Sunday. Max Scherzer has fit right in with the Lone Star’s best team, and he’s excelled each time out thus far. Mad Max should be able to slow this Brewers team down, let’s back the Rangers avoiding the sweep here. Both clubs are swinging nicely right now as well, so the Over is worth a look here as well.