Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction 5/22/2024

The Texas Rangers (24-25) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Phillies (35-14) on Wednesday, May 22nd. This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and televised on NSPPH. The Phillies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rangers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Phillies. First pitch is set for 6:40 ET.

Rangers vs Phillies

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Philadelphia picked up a 5-2 win over the Rangers in the most recent game of this series. The Phillies had a huge 8th inning, scoring two runs in the 8th and another three in the 9th. As for the Rangers, they scored their only two runs in the 8th. Heading into the game, the Phillies were favored at -170 on the money line.

Ranger Suarez started for the Phillies and picked up the win, going seven innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with 10 strikeouts but issued two walks. Jon Gray got the start for the Rangers, taking the loss after going five innings and giving up two earned runs.

Bryce Harper hit the game’s only home run while going 2/3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Alec Bohm also had a two-hit game and drove in two runs for Philadelphia’s offense.

Texas is 24-25 overall this season, and they are 3.0 games behind the Mariners for the AL West lead. The Rangers have dropped two straight games, and they lost the series opener vs. the Phillies. Looking at their overall series record, the Rangers are 7-7-1 and have dropped three straight series.

At home, the Rangers are 12-13 this season compared to 12-12 on the road. As the underdog, Texas is 9-10 this season, and they have dropped two straight as the underdog. The Rangers are an even 15-15 when favored this year.

The Texas Rangers have a run line record of 19-30 this season, but they have been a better bet on the road, going 10-14 against the run line. They have a run line losing streak of six games on the road, and they have failed to cover the run line in their last two games in which they were favored.

The Texas Rangers are on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies today, and the over/under line is set at 9.5 runs. The combined run average in their games this season is 9.0 runs, and their over/under record is 20-28. Their games have averaged an over/under line of 9 runs, and when the line has been set at 9.5 runs, their record is 3-2. Only 14.3% of their games have had over/under lines set at 9.5 runs, and their current streak is three straight games going under the total.

Dane Dunning Gets The Start For The Rangers

Rangers starter Dane Dunning has made seven starts this season and has a record of 3-2 with an ERA of 4.10. He is coming off a start in which he finished with a no-decision, going 4 2/3 innings and giving up two earned runs on four hits. In that outing, he gave up one homer. Before that, he had won two straight starts. Dunning’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.15, and opponents are batting .193 off the right-hander this year. Dunning has made two quality starts this season.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

Adolis Garcia and Marcus Semien have been two of the Rangers’ top power threats this season, with Garcia leading the team with 11 homers and Semien right behind him with nine. Garcia is also 7th in the league with 35 RBIs, and Semien is 8th in the MLB with 34 RBIs. However, Garcia is hitting just .207 over his last seven games, while Semien has gone 8/38 in his last nine games.

Corey Seager has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 9/33 in his last nine games with three homers. He also comes into the game on a six-game hitting streak. For the season, he is batting .268 with a team-high 35 RBIs.

Philadelphia is hosting the Rangers today with an overall record of 35-14, and they lead the NL East by six games over the Braves. The Phillies have won four straight games, and they are 11-5 against other teams in the NL East. Their four-game winning streak has come as the favorite, and they are 30-11 when favored this year.

At home, the Phillies are 20-8 this year, and they have gone 15-6 on the road. So far, they have been really good in night games, going 22-7 this year. Philadelphia has an overall series record of 10-2-4 this year, and they have won four straight series on the road.

The Phillies are 27-22 against the run line this season, including a 14-14 mark at home. Their average run margin is +1.7 runs per game, and they have covered the run line in two straight games. As the favorite, they are 22-19 against the run line, and their average run margin in wins is +3.8 runs per game.

The Philadelphia Phillies are at home today, taking on the Texas Rangers. The over/under line for the game is set at 9.5 runs, which is higher than their season average of 9.0 runs per game. The Phillies have played to the over in 24 of their 46 games this season, with an average over/under line of 8 runs. So far this season, none of their games have had an over/under line set at 9.5 runs.

Taijuan Walker Gets The Start For The Phillies

Taijuan Walker and the Phillies are hosting the Rangers today. Walker has a pair of wins to his name so far this season, and in his last outing, he went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 2 hits. He has 4 strikeouts in that start and 8 K’s in his first outing of the year.

Phillies Offense Breakdown

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Philadelphia comes into the game as the top-scoring offense in the league, averaging 5.3 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.6 runs per game. The Phillies are also near the top of the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. As a team, they are batting .259.

Over his last eight games, Alec Bohm has gone 10/32 with one home run and 12 RBIs. This has helped him move into the team lead in RBIs (44) while batting .333 for the season. Bryce Harper has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 11/30 in his last seven games with two homers and seven RBIs. Harper is 6th in the league with 36 RBIs and has 11 homers this season.

Rangers vs Phillies Prediction

There is a lot of value in taking the Phillies on the money line at -139. We actually have the Phillies winning this one at home by a score of 6-5. With the payout at -139, this is a great payout for a team that we have winning and would be a good payout even if the payout was closer to -120.

Looking at some potential player props, Dane Dunning is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, which is the third-best among all starters today. As for Taijuan Walker, he is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which is the 10th worst among all starters.

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