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World Series Game 3: Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks – Picks & Player Props Comparison

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Pfaadt took the mound during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in game seven of the NLCS at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Oct. 24, 2023. The World Series now shifts to Phoenix for Game 3 between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Max Scherzer will start for the Rangers, while rookie Brandon Pfaadt will start for the DBacks. Check out the odds, player props, and picks for Game 3 between the Rangers and Diamondbacks.

Rangers vs Diamondbacks Odds

Texas Rangers   -112
Arizona Diamondbacks   -108

Texas Rangers   -1.5 (+145)
Arizona Diamondbacks   1.5 (-170)

Over   9.5 (EVEN)
Under   9.5 (-120)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

With the series tied at one game apiece, the World Series moves to Phoenix, AZ for Game 3 between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rangers possess a regular-season record of 99-76, while the Diamondbacks finished with a record of 94-82. Game 3 is scheduled for 8:03 pm ET. The pitching matchup features veteran Max Scherzer for the Rangers and rookie Brandon Pfaadt for the Diamondbacks. Oddsmakers consider Scherzer’s postseason struggles and have set the odds for Game 3 as a pick’em.

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The odds for Game 3 between the Rangers and Diamondbacks are listed at -110 for both teams, with a run total set at 9.0.

In the opening game of the World Series, the Rangers won as -160 home favorites. However, the Diamondbacks bounced back in Game 2 and secured a victory as a +120 road underdog. The majority of the betting handle for Game 3 is on the Diamondbacks, with 79% of the moneyline handle favoring Arizona.

After the Diamondbacks split the first two games of the World Series in Arlington, the odds have tightened. The Rangers were initially favored at -176 but are now set as -137 favorites for Game 3. The Diamondbacks are listed as +116 underdogs.

Game 3 marks the first of three consecutive games to be played in Arizona. If the Diamondbacks can sweep their home games, they will secure the World Series title.

The pitching matchup for Game 3 presents a contrasting experience level, with Max Scherzer boasting a 16-year career and rookie Brandon Pfaadt on the mound for the Diamondbacks. Scherzer has struggled in the postseason, while Pfaadt has impressed with a 2.70 ERA and 22 strikeouts in four playoff starts.

In his first career MLB start against the Rangers earlier in the season, Pfaadt allowed seven runs over 4.2 innings. Scherzer has had success against the Diamondbacks, but his lone start against them this season was average, giving up four runs over 6.0 innings.

Player props for Game 3 include home runs, hits, RBIs, pitcher strikeouts, and outs recorded. Adolis Garcia has the shortest odds to hit a home run and record an RBI.

Considering Pfaadt’s improvement throughout the postseason and Scherzer’s recent struggles, the Diamondbacks are a solid pick at -108. Additionally, Pfaadt is favored to record over 4.5 strikeouts, while Garcia is expected to record under 0.5 RBIs.

The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -108

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