The Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers meet in Game 1 of the 2023 World Series at 8:03 p.m. ET on Friday. Both teams advanced with Game 7 wins in their respective league championship series. For this game, SportsLine consensus lists Texas as a -159 favorite on the money line (risk $159 to win $100), while the over/under is 8.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our MLB odds page). The pitching matchup is Arizona's Zac Gallen (2-2, 5.24 postseason ERA) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (4-0, 2.42 ERA) for Texas.
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The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. It went 331-285 on top-rated MLB money-line picks (+357) over the past two seasons. It entered the 2023 World Series 93-74 on all top-rated MLB picks this season and has excelled on top-rated run-line picks, going 18-6 (+766). Anybody following has seen big returns!
The model knows the Texas shortstop Corey Seager has been on fire in the postseason. In 12 playoff appearances, he is hitting .333 with five doubles, three homers, six RBI and 12 walks. In the decisive Game 7 win over the Astros on Monday, he was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and one RBI. He has hits in seven of the past 10 games, including two doubles and three home runs. Seager hit .250 in two games against the Diamondbacks this season with two walks and two RBI. He is a lifetime .300 hitter against Arizona in 63 appearances.
The model also knows rookie right fielder Corbin Carroll continues to be a spark plug for the Arizona offense. In 12 postseason games, Carroll is hitting .295 with a .455 slugging percentage with a double, two home runs and six RBI. In the decisive NLCS Game 7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, he was 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases. During the regular season, Carroll hit .285 with 25 home runs, 76 RBI and 116 runs scored.
Now, it has set its sights on Diamondbacks vs. Rangers. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the money line has ALL the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any MLB picks.
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