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MLB Betting Prediction: Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies 5/22/2024

Texas Rangers (24-24) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (34-14)

As the MLB regular season progresses, teams are positioning themselves for a potential playoff berth or a long off-season. On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, an intriguing matchup is set between the Texas Rangers and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Rangers come into the game with a .500 record, indicative of their inconsistent season, while the Phillies boast one of the best records in the league at 34-14. This game is a part of our MLB daily picks due to its significant implications for both teams’ standings.

The Texas Rangers have been fairly average at the plate this season averaging .247 with .399 hits and 49 home runs implying they have power but it is not consistent. Their pitching staff, while looking promising with an ERA of 4.11 managed by Andrew Heaney, is not particularly strong. The Rangers’ relievers and rotation will have to be on their A-game to quiet the Phillies’ bats. The area where the team is weak is on-base percentage of .318 and slugging percentage of .389.

The Phillies on the other hand are excellent both in the pitching and batting. As a team they average .256 at the plate with 53 homers to give them runs when needed. Another reason why they are leading the league is their great pitching team whose ERA is at 3.16 due to their brilliant starters and relievers. Their on base number .334 and slugging number 410 proves their efficiency in putting players on base and moving them home with doubles or triples.


Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game Info

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:40 PM ET
Where: Citizens Bank Park
Stream: MLB.TV


Andrew Heaney (0-5, 4.43 ERA) vs. Taijuan Walker (3-0, 4.91 ERA)

Andrew Heaney, even though he has the worst record in the majors at 0-5 with a 4 ERA, has been fairly effective with 44 strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work. His main weakness has been the long balls as he has already given up 7 home runs. Heaney will be essential in this game; He needs expensive bases on balls or long balls to increase his team’s chances against the dangerous Phillies lineup.

On the other side Taijuan Walker has a 3-0 record but an ERA of 4.91. Walker has been more effective with hitters facing him registering 25 hits in 22 innings. Nevertheless, his ERA does not speak well for himself, although he manages to win games, which means his team provides him with spectacular run support. Walker has to regulate his pitches more efficiently and prevent the Rangers’ batters from damaging the scoreboard.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

The betting odds are yet to be determined, but based on their records and performance, the Phillies are likely to be favored at home. Bettors should watch for updated lines closer to game time to make informed decisions.


Texas Rangers Betting Trends

The Rangers in their last games have been registering 2 wins and 3 losses. As for their ATS performance, they have not been doing well lately – in their last five games, they have just one 1-4 mark and they have gone 10-13 in their road games against the spread. Looking at total points, the over has been successful in two of the Rangers’ last five contests. Furthermore, in their last 25 home games, the overs have occurred on seven instances.


Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends

The Philadelphia Phillies have lately posted a good record with 4 wins in their last 5 matches. On the betting side, they’ve covered 3 times in their last five matches surpassing the spread and have kept a 12-9 record for their away matches against the spread. Also of particular note has been scoring, as the totals have gone OVER in three of their last five games and 15 of their last 27 home games.


Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies 5/22/24 Betting Picks

Considering the overall metrics and recent performances, the Phillies appear to be the stronger team, especially at home. They have both the batting and pitching advantage, which should see them through unless the Rangers can significantly up their game.

For those looking to place bets, consider the Phillies to win on the moneyline, and depending on the total set by bookmakers, the OVER could be a viable option given both teams’ recent trends. For more live updates and in-game betting options, check out top live betting websites.


Free Pick and Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies 5, Texas Rangers 3

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