Cincinnati Reds vs Texas Rangers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cincinnati Reds vs Texas Rangers Prediction 4/26/2024

The Cincinnati Reds (14-11) travel to face off against the Texas Rangers (13-13) on Friday, April 26th. This game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington and televised on BSSW. Both the Reds and Rangers are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 8:05 ET.

Reds vs Rangers

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Cincinnati closed out their series vs. the Phillies with a 5-0 loss. Heading into the game, the Reds were at +152 on the money line. Things really got away from the Reds in the 3rd inning, as the Phillies scored four runs in the inning. Cincinnati’s offense scored their only three runs in the 4th inning of their win on Saturday.

Nick Martinez got the start for the Reds and took the loss. He only lasted six innings, giving up five earned runs on 11 hits. The Reds also didn’t have a single player with more than one hit.

Cincinnati is 14-11 overall this season, and they are 2.5 games behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead. The Reds dropped the series finale vs. the Phillies but won the first three games of that series. So far, they are 1-2 in division games.

As the favorite, the Reds have gone 10-4 this year, and they are 4-7 as the underdog. On the road, the Reds have lost three straight games, and they are 5-4 overall this year. Cincinnati’s series record is 4-3-1, and they are just getting started in their series vs. the Rangers.

The Reds are a solid bet on the run line overall, but they have been especially strong at home. They are 13-12 overall on the run line, but 8-8 at home. Their average run margin is +0.8 overall, but it jumps to +1.2 on the road. They are 5-4 on the run line on the road, but they have failed to cover in their last three road games.

The Cincinnati Reds are on the road today against the Texas Rangers, and the over/under line for the game is set at 9 runs. The Reds’ games have averaged 9.4 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 14-10. The average over/under line for their games has been 9 runs, and when the line has been set at 9 runs, their over/under record is 0-2-1. So far this season, 40% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 9 runs, and 48% have had lines set lower than 9 runs.

Graham Ashcraft Gets The Start For The Reds

Graham Ashcraft is on the mound for the Reds today, as they are on the road to take on the Rangers. Ashcraft has picked up wins in each of his first two starts, but he has given up 3 home runs in those outings. He has also struck out 17 batters in 10 2/3 innings of work.

Reds Offense Breakdown

Elly De La Cruz has been the Reds’ best hitter so far this season, as he is batting .306 and has a team-high seven home runs. He has also been hot of late, going 8/20 in his last seven games with two homers. Spencer Steer is also swinging the bat well right now, as he is on a three-game hitting streak and has gone deep three times this season.

As a team, the Reds are 8th in the league in scoring at 5.1 runs per game. They are also one of the league’s top home run hitting teams and have been good at working counts and drawing walks. Overall, they are batting just .222 and have the 23rd worst strikeout rate in the league.

The Rangers will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Mariners with a 4-3 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 7th inning before the Mariners scored two runs in the top of the 8th. Texas was the +102 underdog at home going into the game.

Andrew Heaney put together a good start for the Rangers, going six innings and giving up just two earned runs, and striking out seven. However, the Rangers couldn’t close things out, and Heaney took the loss. Texas’s offense was carried by Josh Smith, who went 2/4 with a homer and a run scored.

Texas is 13-13 overall this season, and they trail the Mariners by just a half-game in the AL West. So far, they are 5-8 against other AL West teams. The Rangers lost the final game of their series vs. the Mariners.

The Rangers have dropped two straight series and are 3-4-1 in series play this year. At home, they are 4-5 as the favorite and 8-7 as the underdog overall. Texas has won two straight games as the favorite, and they are 5-6 in that role this year.

The Rangers have been a solid bet on the run line this season, as they have a run line record of 13-13. They have been especially good at home, where they are 6-7 against the run line. Their average run margin for the season is +0.3 runs per game, and they have been even better at home, with a run line record of 6-7 and an average run margin of +1.0 runs per game. They have covered the run line in two straight games and are 2-0 against the run line as the favorite in those games.

The Texas Rangers have hit the under in their last three games, and their over/under record for the season is 11-14. The average combined run total in their games this season is 9.0, and the average over/under line for their games is also 9.0. When the over/under line has been set at 9.0, their record is 4-5.

Nathan Eovaldi Gets The Start For The Rangers

Through his first three starts of the season, Nathan Eovaldi has a 1-2 record, but he has been pitching well. He has 22 strikeouts in 18 innings of work, and he has only given up 1 earned run in each of his last two starts. He will be going up against the Reds, and this will be his first home start of the season.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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Adolis Garcia comes into the game as the Rangers’ top power threat, as his seven home runs are the 4th most in the league. Garcia is also 3rd in the league in RBIs, with 23. He has also been hot of late, going 5/19 in his last five games, with two homers. Evan Carter has also gone deep twice in his last five games, going 5/18 over that stretch.

For the season, the Rangers are averaging 4.7 runs per game, which is 11th in the league. They are also 7th in the league in batting average (.250) and have the 7th most home runs in the league. As a team, they are batting .250 and have an OPS of .716.


Reds vs Rangers Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Reds vs. Rangers matchup is to take the over, with the line currently sitting at 9 runs. We have the Rangers taking this one by a score of 6-5, giving us a little bit of wiggle room if you want to take the line.

Looking at some potential player props, we have Nathan Eovaldi finishing with five strikeouts compared to Graham Ashcraft with four. However, Eovaldi is projected to finish with a higher strikeout total.

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