Rangers vs. Brewers - 9/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (71-87) at Texas Rangers (93-65)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
C Anderson (9-11) (4.36) vs. C Hamels (15-5) (3.30)
The Line: Texas Rangers -200 / Milwaukee Brewers +185 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for some consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Brewers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 163 hits, Ryan Braun has 90 RBI and Chris Carter has 39 home runs. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he’s 9-11 with a 4.36 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s second career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers also look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Rangers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Texas Rangers offense has kind of cooled off since they clinched, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 175 hits, Adrian Beltre has 102 RBI and Rougned Odor has 31 home runs. Cole Hamels takes the hill, and he’s 15-5 with a 3.30 ERA and 194 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 7-3 with a 3.62 ERA and 81 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Andersons last 5 road starts. The Rangers are 0-7 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 34-9 in Hamels' last 43 starts.
The Rangers seem like a team that's on cruise control since clinching the division and is simply waiting for the postseason to arrive. However, can't give the Brewers much of a chance with Hamels on the mound. We're talking about a pitcher who has allowed two or less earned runs in six of his last nine games.
Rangers should get it done with their ace on the hill.