Rangers vs Diamondbacks Prediction - MLB Picks 8/21/23

Arizona Diamondbacks (64-61) vs Texas Rangers (72-52)

Game Info: Monday, August 21, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

vs Jordan Montgomery (8-10) (3.30)

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks +126 / Texas Rangers -149 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Chase Field. 

What’s Going On With The Rangers?

The Rangers really struggled in their series against the Milwaukee Brewers and the biggest issue was with the offense. On Friday the pitching gave up nine runs and on Saturday the offense only managed one run. The Rangers offense overall is averaging 5.69 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.15 runs per game. The offense is ranked second in the league while the pitching is ranked 8th. On the mound for the Rangers will be Jordan Montgomery who sits with an 8-10 record and an ERA of 3.30. 

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The underdogs have won each of the Rangers' last four games.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games against National League opponents following a loss.
  • The Rangers have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last three games as favorites against National League opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rangers' last three night games at Chase Field.
  • The Rangers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games as favorites against National League opponents.

Diamondbacks Heating Back Up

The Diamondbacks are heating up and they have won two games in a row. On Saturday the Diamondbacks scored eight runs and that was enough to secure the seven run victory. The Diamondbacks are averaging 4.69 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.79 runs per game. The offense is ranked 12th while the pitching is ranked 21st. Slade Cecconi is on the mound for the Diamondbacks and he sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 3.34. 

Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The underdogs have won each of the last five games between the Rangers and Diamondbacks.
  • The Diamondbacks have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games as underdogs against the Rangers.
  • The Diamondbacks have led after 7 innings in each of their last six Monday home games.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Diamondbacks' last three home games.
  • The Diamondbacks have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four home games against American League opponents.

Rangers and Diamondbacks Facts

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks ranks 3rd in the league for strikeouts against this season (971).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks ranks T22nd in the league for ERA this season (4.61).
  • The Texas Rangers ranks 2nd in the league for runs scored this season (702).
  • The Texas Rangers ranks 2nd in the league for RBI's this season (672).

Shane’s Free Pick

I don’t trust the Rangers bats and they are going to struggle again in this game. Cecconi has been good and he sits with a 3.34. Montgomery also has a low ERA of 3.30 and although the record isn’t the best, I expect the Diamondbacks are going to struggle to get going here. Even though these two teams are good offenses, they are both going to struggle here. Back the under to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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