MLB Picks: World Series Game #5

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In the thrilling narrative of the World Series, the Texas Rangers stand on the verge of their first-ever World Series title, leading the series 3-1 after an emphatic 11-7 win in game four against the Arizona Diamondbacks. As bettors look forward to game five, the atmosphere is electric, with the first pitch set for 8:03 PM EST.


Spread: Rangers -0.5 (+120), Diamondbacks +0.5 (-140)

Moneyline: Rangers -115, Diamondbacks -105

Total: O 4.5 (-115), U 4.5 (-105)

Rangers One Win Away

The magic number for the Rangers this postseason is ten! They’re unbeaten with a perfect 10-0 record on the road. Game four was a spectacle as they surged with a 10-0 lead by the third inning. This offensive explosion featured Corey Seager’s second series home run and Marcus Semien driving in five runs over two innings. The Rangers’ pitcher Andrew Heaney offered a surprising performance, saving the bullpen and chalking up his maiden postseason win.

But game five promises to be even more special with Nathan Eovaldi, the Rangers’ postseason ace, taking the mound. With a stellar 4-0 record in his five starts, Eovaldi is living up to his postseason hero fame. He faced a hiccup against the Diamondbacks in game one, his powerful arm, which struck out eight batters in that game, promises a strong comeback. Rangers will miss RF Adolis Garcia due to an oblique injury for the rest of the series.

Diamondbacks Against the Wall

For the Arizona Diamondbacks, the journey has been tough. After experiencing the Rangers’ dominant pitching in a 3-1 defeat in game three, they faced the wrath of their bats in game four, a night where the Rangers’ offense was truly terrifying. Even though they showed some late resilience by scoring six runs in the last two innings, the damage was done.

To keep their championship hopes alive, the Diamondbacks will be relying heavily on their regular-season standout, Zac Gallen. Though he’s been wobbly this postseason with an ERA of 5.27, all eyes will be on him to pull out a top-tier performance reminiscent of his regular-season play.


Wondering how the Rangers transformed into a road juggernaut this postseason? Stop puzzling and start believing. With an unparalleled 10-0 record away from home, they’re on track to clinch the title. Eovaldi is geared up to redeem his game one performance, and with Seager and Semien firing on all cylinders, the Rangers’ title dream looks brighter than ever.

For bettors, it seems the smart move is to trust the momentum. The 2023 World Series might just witness the coronation of the Texas Rangers as champions, take that into consideration when studying BUSR’s MLB Odds.