Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Predictions & Picks: Odds, Moneyline, Spread - World Series Game 2

Texas Rangers' Adolis García against the Houston Astros during Game 3 of the baseball American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Saturday's game features the Texas Rangers (90-72) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78) facing off at Globe Life Field in what should be a competitive matchup, with a projected 5-4 victory for the Rangers according to our computer prediction. Game time is at 8:03 PM ET on October 28.

The Rangers will give the nod to Jordan Montgomery (10-11, 3.20 ERA) against the Diamondbacks and Merrill Kelly (12-8, 3.29 ERA).

Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 8:03 PM ET
  • Where: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas
  • How to Watch on TV: FOX
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Score Prediction

Our pick for this contest is Rangers 5, Diamondbacks 4.

Total Prediction for Rangers vs. Diamondbacks

  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs

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Rangers Performance Insights

  • In four games over the last 10 matchups when favored by bookmakers, the Rangers have a record of 2-2.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Texas and its opponents are 7-2-1 in its last 10 games with a total.
  • The Rangers have not played a game with a spread over their last 10 outings.
  • The Rangers have won 66, or 59.5%, of the 111 games they've played as favorites this season.
  • Texas is 36-21 this season when entering a game favored by -150 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 60% chance of a victory for the Rangers.
  • Texas is among the highest-scoring teams in the majors, ranking third with 881 total runs this season.
  • The Rangers' 4.29 team ERA ranks 18th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Diamondbacks Performance Insights

  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Diamondbacks have posted a mark of 6-4.
  • In its previous 10 games with a total, Arizona and its opponents have combined to exceed the over/under on four occasions.
  • Oddsmakers have yet to post a spread in any of the Diamondbacks' past 10 games.
  • The Diamondbacks have been victorious in 49, or 50%, of the 98 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Arizona has come away with a win 19 times in 42 chances when named as an underdog of at least +125 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Diamondbacks have a 44.4% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Averaging 4.6 runs per game (746 total), Arizona is the 14th-highest scoring team in the majors.
  • Diamondbacks pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.48 ERA this year, which ranks 20th in MLB.

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Rangers Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
October 19 Astros L 10-3 Andrew Heaney vs Jose Urquidy
October 20 Astros L 5-4 Jordan Montgomery vs Justin Verlander
October 22 @ Astros W 9-2 Nathan Eovaldi vs Framber Valdez
October 23 @ Astros W 11-4 Max Scherzer vs Cristian Javier
October 27 Diamondbacks W 6-5 Nathan Eovaldi vs Zac Gallen
October 28 Diamondbacks - Jordan Montgomery vs Merrill Kelly
October 30 @ Diamondbacks - TBA vs Brandon Pfaadt
October 31 @ Diamondbacks - TBA vs TBA

Diamondbacks Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
October 20 Phillies W 6-5 Joe Mantiply vs Cristopher Sanchez
October 21 Phillies L 6-1 Zac Gallen vs Zack Wheeler
October 23 @ Phillies W 5-1 Merrill Kelly vs Aaron Nola
October 24 @ Phillies W 4-2 Brandon Pfaadt vs Ranger Suárez
October 27 @ Rangers L 6-5 Zac Gallen vs Nathan Eovaldi
October 28 @ Rangers - Merrill Kelly vs Jordan Montgomery
October 30 Rangers - Brandon Pfaadt vs TBA
October 31 Rangers - TBA vs TBA