Rangers vs. Phillies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Rangers vs. Phillies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 30, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers start their season as home favorites (-138) in a matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday at 4:05 PM ET, live on on BSSW from Globe Life Field.

Texas’ Jacob deGrom gets the start, and he’ll go against Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola.

Rangers vs. Phillies Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -138
  • Phillies odds to win: +118
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 6.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Phillies?

Rangers and Phillies Betting Trends (2022)

The Rangers put together a 25-33 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 43.1% of those games).

Texas had a record of 14-10 in games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -138 or shorter last year (58.3%).

Last season, the Phillies won 33 out of the 70 games, or 47.1%, in which they were the underdog.

Philadelphia had a record of 18-19, a 48.6% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +118 or more by bookmakers last season.

The Rangers played in 162 games with a set over/under, and combined with their opponents to go over the total 78 times (78-76-8).

Games involving the Phillies went over the total set by sportsbooks in 90 of 179 chances last season.

Rangers Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Rangers scored the 12th-most runs in baseball (707 total, 4.4 per game).

Texas ranked eighth-best in MLB last season with 198 total home runs.

The Rangers had the 18th-ranked batting average in MLB (.238).

The club’s 8.9 strikeouts per game ranked 24th in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Rangers had a collective 8.3 K/9 last season, which ranked 21st in MLB.

Texas had a 4.22 team ERA that ranked 22nd among all MLB pitching staffs.

Phillies Stats & Insights (2022)

The Phillies scored 747 runs last season, which ranked seventh in MLB.

Philadelphia ranked sixth in Major League Baseball with 205 home runs.

The Phillies had a team batting average of .252 last season, which ranked ninth among MLB teams.

Philadelphia ranked 13th in MLB in strikeouts per game at 8.4 whiffs per contest.

The Phillies struck out 9.0 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, eighth-best in MLB.

Philadelphia pitched to a 3.97 last season, which ranked 17th in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch (2022)

deGrom starts for the first time this season for the Rangers.

Phillies Key Players to Watch (2022)

Nola will make his first start of the season for the Phillies.

Rangers and Phillies Injuries

Rangers: Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Leg), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat)

Phillies: Bryce Harper: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Ranger Suárez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Nick Nelson: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Noah Song: 15 Day IL (Back), Rhys Hoskins: 60 Day IL (Acl), Rafael Marchan: 60 Day IL (Hand)

Rangers vs. Phillies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Phillies 5, Rangers 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 6.5 runs
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