The Texas Rangers have enjoyed success since the regular season resumed after last week’s All-Star break. The Rangers defeated the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday, a result that completed a sweep for Texas. Texas’ odds in various futures markets are starting to shorten, including their odds to win the American League outright.

Currently, the Rangers are +700 with bet365 sportsbook to win the ALCS in the fall. Firstly, they have to make the playoffs. But based on the fact that the same firm had Texas at +750 to win the ALCS a short time ago, it appears that bettors are starting to back this team. Whether as the AL West divisional winner or as a Wild Card, the Rangers do look good to make the postseason at this point. The odds of +700 have to be considered too long for them.

The chart below shows their recent form. It has been updated to include their Sunday result against Cleveland. If you look at the winning rate since June 7th, there doesn’t seem to be much to get excited about with Texas. However, sweeping the Guardians is a great result. It shows that Texas may have regrouped over the break despite struggles leading up to that time.

Texas Rangers: Recent Form Alert

  • Formerly: 40 – 20 on June 7th, 2023
  • Currently: 55 – 39 (overall)
  • Recent form: 15 – 19 since June 7th, 2023
  • Recent winning rate: .441

Texas Rangers: What Comes Next?

The Rangers are staying home for the time being. They have the Tampa Bay Rays and the LA Dodgers coming to town. Tampa, despite a very good winning percentage this season, has struggled lately. The Rangers should be hoping to take two of three games at least. The series against the Dodgers may prove more difficult. Could it be a 2023 World Series preview? There are probably some in the Arlington area that think so.