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Texas Goes After Its First Series Win in Milwaukee Since the 2013 Season

It might be a mistake to write off the reigning World Series champion Texas Rangers as they take a four-game winning streak into the series with the National League Central Division-leading Milwaukee Brewers. The Rangers vs Brewers predictions have host Milwaukee favored in the series opener.

Milwaukee went on the road and swept a three-game series against the Rangers a season ago with the last two games going under the total. It has been five years since the teams played a series in Milwaukee with the Brewers winning two of the three games. The last time Texas won a series in Milwaukee was in 2013.

When considering free MLB odds, Milwaukee is priced at -175 to win the series opener with +120 odds to cover at -1.5 on the run line. Texas is priced at +145 in Monday’s matchup.

Milwaukee is tied for ninth at +3500 in the odds of winning the World Series. The championship odds for the Rangers have moved from +1200 to +3500 since the start of the season.

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📊Records: Texas Rangers 37-40 (3rd, AL West) at Milwaukee Brewers 45-33 (1st, NL Central)
📍Location: American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI
📺Streaming: Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports Wisconsin

Rangers vs Brewers Probable Starting Pitching Matchups

  • Monday: Michael Lorenzen (Rangers); Freddy Peralta (Brewers)
  • Tuesday: Andrew Heaney (Rangers); Bryse Wilson (Brewers)
  • Wednesday: Nathan Eovaldi (Rangers); Colin Rea (Brewers)

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Veterans Struggling For the Rangers

Winning the World Series is proving to be easier than defending it as the Texas Rangers are discovering. They are under .500 in June and some of the team’s proven hitters are struggling with consistency.

Marcus Semien, Adolis Garcia, Corey Seager, Nathaniel Lowe, and Jonah Heim all have slugging percentages under .400 in June. Seager and Garcia were two of the top hitters for the Rangers during their 2023 playoff run as they combined for 14 home runs and 34 RBIs in the playoffs. That could factor in the Rangers vs Brewers predictions.

Thirteen of the Rangers’ last 20 games went under the total.

Brewers Struggling to Seal the Deal

Things were rolling along for the Brewers with Milwaukee winning its first five one-run games. However, the Brewers are just 4-7 in the last 11 games that have been decided by one run.

It hasn’t helped that closer Devin Williams, who had a career-best 36 saves a season ago, has yet to pitch this season.

Milwaukee is third in the majors with a .254 batting average when trailing but just 13th with a .386 slugging percentage. Keep that in mind when it comes time to make Rangers vs Brewers predictions.

Willy Adames, Rhys Hoskins, Jackson Chourio, and Sal Frelick are all hitting under .240 when the score is tied.

Four of Milwaukee’s last five games finished over the total.

Who’s Hot

  • Wyatt Langford, Texas Rangers OF: Langford is 8-for-19 with five extra-base hits with 10 RBIs over his last five games.
  • Freddy Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers P: Peralta allowed three hits and no runs with eight strikeouts in his last start.
  • Brice Turang, Milwaukee Brewers 2B: Turang is 9-for-19 with four runs and seven RBIs over his last four games.
  • Kirby Yates, Texas Rangers P: Yates has surrendered six hits and one earned run with 16 strikeouts in his last 11 innings.

Who’s Not

  • Tyler Black, Milwaukee Brewers 3B: Black is 5-for-26 with 10 strikeouts in his last nine games.
  • Adolis Garcia, Texas Rangers OF: Garcia is 3-for-19 with seven strikeouts in his last six games.
  • Jonathan Hernandez, Texas Rangers P: Hernandez has allowed 11 hits and five runs over 5.1 innings in his last three appearances.
  • Bryse Wilson, Milwaukee Brewers P: Wilson has surrendered 22 hits, four home runs, and 15 runs in 20 innings over his last four starts.

Rangers vs Brewers Injury Update

Pitchers Austin Pruitt and Josh Sborz, third baseman Josh Jung, and second baseman Justin Foscue are out for the Rangers.

Pitchers DL Hall and J.B. Bukauskas, outfielder Garrett Mitchell, and infielder Christian Arroyo are out for Milwaukee.

Rangers vs Brewers Betting Preview

Even with a four-game winning streak, the Rangers are just 5-5 over the last 10 games. Milwaukee has also split its last 10 games. Will a visit from the Rangers help the Brewers maintain a comfortable lead in the National League Central Division? The Brewers have won nine of their last 11 home games.

A quick look at the MLB playoff standings shows that Texas is 4.5 games out of the final postseason spot in the American League while Milwaukee leads St. Louis by five games in the National League Central Division race.

Milwaukee is just 11-12 against the run line as a home favorite this season while Texas has covered in 12 of 25 games as the road underdog.

When it comes to MLB live scores, neither team lights it up in the first inning with the Brewers hitting .218 with eight home runs compared to a .229 batting average and nine home runs for the Rangers.

Milwaukee is 25-14 as a favorite this season and 16-7 as a home favorite. Texas has lost 10 of its 25 games as a road underdog.

Twenty of Milwaukee’s 34 home games have landed over the total.

The Brewers are 35-25 when facing a right-handed starting pitcher compared to a 26-28 mark for the Rangers.

Four of the last five road games for the Rangers have gone under the total with the total at 8 for the series opener, one of the lower numbers among Monday’s games.

Rangers vs Brewers Odds

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