Sep 12, 2022, 12:01 pm ET in MLB
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Texas Rangers vs. Miami Marlins

Top Pick of the Day

The Rangers and Marlins face each other in Miami today to finish their season series. The teams met for one game earlier in the season, with Texas winning in a shutout, 8-0.

Texas hasn’t been mathematically eliminated from the postseason but is 29.5 games behind the Houston Astros in the AL Central Division.

The Marlins are also in fourth place in the NL East Division and have a nine-game lead over the Washington Nationals, but are 31 games behind the first-place New York Mets.

They are 3-13 in their last 16 games after they took two of three from the Oakland A’s. They lost two of three to the Mets at home in their previous series.

  Texas Rangers vs. Miami Marlins Schedule

  • Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
  • Time: 1:10 PM EDT
  • Location: LoanDepot Park, Miami, FL

Rangers Seek Second Straight Win

The Rangers won their series finale against Toronto on Sunday behind a solid start from Martin Perez, who allowed just one run over six innings pitched.

Adolis Garcia also hit a home run in his second consecutive game, leading Texas to victory. The win snapped a six-game losing streak at home for Texas, which has lost its last five series.

Corey Seager is the top home run hitter for the Rangers, with 29 on the season. Nathaniel Lowe is first in batting average at .308, and Adolis Garcia is first in RBIs with 89.

Perez is the top pitcher for Texas, with 11 wins, 156 strikeouts, and a 2.77 season ERA. Glenn Otto gets his 26th start today for Texas and is 6-8 with a 4.80 ERA this season.

Marlins Look To Snap Home Losing Streak

The Marlins have been in a season-long slump in 2022 and were never able to put together significant win streaks at any point this season. After taking the first game of their last series against the New York Mets, they have lost two straight at home and are 2-7 in the previous nine games at LoanDepot Park.

Jesus Aguilar is the best hitter at the plate for the Marlins and leads them in all major categories. He has a .236 average, 15 home runs, and 49 RBIs, which aren’t outstanding numbers by any measure, but is still good enough to lead this struggling team.

Sandy Alcantara is the ace of the Marlins staff with 12 wins, 177 strikeouts, and a 2.43 ERA. Trevor Rogers will start today for Miami and is 4-11 with a 5.51 ERA this season.

Texas Rangers vs. Miami Marlins Odds Comparison

The Rangers are 2-12 in their last 14 games, and the total has gone under in all of their previous five games on the road. The Marlins are 1-7 in the last eight home games against the Rangers, and the total has gone over in four of the previous five games against the Rangers.

  • FanDuel has Miami at -134, and the game total is 7.5.
  • Caesars has Miami at -130, and the game total is 7.
  • DraftKings has Miami at -130, and the game total is 7.5.

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The pitching matchup is pretty even for today’s game. However, Rogers has a higher ERA at home than on the road at 6.36.

Texas has a better road record than at home this season but has struggled at the plate recently and has lost six of the last seven away from home.

Godds Pick/Prediction: The Marlins win, and the total goes over.