Twins vs Rangers Prediction - MLB Picks 9/3/23

Texas Rangers (75-59) vs Minnesota Twins (70-65)

Game Info: Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 2:35 pm (Globe Life Field)

Jon Gray (8-7) (3.60) vs Kenta Maeda (3-7) (4.69)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -135 / Minnesota Twins +115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Globe Life Field. The Twins have won the first two games of this series. 

Twins Need Good Maeda

The Twins send Kenta Maeda to the mound in this game and they are going to need him to be good. Overall Maeda sits with a 3-7 record and an ERA 4.69. In his last start against the Cleveland Guardians he went four innings giving up seven hits and six runs. If Maeda struggles here, the Twins are going to have issues winning. In the first game they leaned on the home run ball, and that would help them in this game. The Twins are averaging 4.5 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.13 runs per game. The offense is ranked 15th while the pitching is ranked 7th. 

Rangers Backing Into Playoffs

As the playoffs get closer you want to go in with momentum, but if the Rangers keep this gup, they will be backing into the playoffs, or they might miss altogether. In the first game of this series the Rangers only scored one run and far too often the last couple of weeks the offense has really struggled. The Rangers are averaging 5.52 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.25 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd while the defense is ranked 9th. On the mound for the Rangers will be Jon Gray who sits with an 8-7 record and an ERA of 3.79. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Rangers are going to have little issues in this game. The Twins offense is going to have a lot of issues getting anything going against Jon Gray. Maeda in his last start gave up six runs, and I really don’t trust him here. Look for the Rangers to score six or seven runs off of Maeda. The Twins aren’t going to get the offense going to keep up, and the Rangers will get the job done. Back the Rangers on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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