Phillies vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Phillies vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 1, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Philadelphia Phillies (0-1) are favorites (-122) on the moneyline when they take on the Texas Rangers (1-0) Saturday at 4:05 PM ET, live on FOX.

Zack Wheeler will get the ball for Philadelphia while Texas will counter with Nathan Eovaldi.

Phillies vs. Rangers Odds

  • Phillies odds to win: -122
  • Rangers odds to win: +103
  • Spread: Phillies -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV: FOX

Who Will Win Phillies vs. Rangers?

Phillies and Rangers Betting Trends (2022)

The Phillies won 59.6% of the games last season they were favored on the moneyline (65-44).

When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -122 or shorter last year, Philadelphia had a record of 59-39 (60.2%).

The Rangers were underdogs in 103 games last season and won 43 (41.7%) of those contests.

Texas had a record of 35-53, a 39.8% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +103 or more by sportsbooks last season.

The Phillies combined with their opponents to go over the total 90 times last season for a 90-83-6 record against the over/under.

Games involving the Rangers went over the total set by oddsmakers in 78 of 162 chances last season.

Phillies Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Phillies were the seventh-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.6 runs per game (747 total).

Philadelphia ranked sixth-best in the majors last season with 205 total home runs.

The Phillies’ .252 batting average was ninth-best in MLB.

The club struck out 8.4 times per game, the No. 13 average in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Phillies had a collective 9.0 K/9 last season, which ranked eighth in MLB.

Philadelphia had the 17th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.97).

Rangers Stats & Insights (2022)

The Rangers ranked 12th in the majors with 707 total runs scored last season.

Texas hit 198 homers last season, which ranked eighth in the majors.

The Rangers’ .238 batting average ranked 18th in the majors last season.

Texas ranked 24th in MLB in strikeouts per game at 8.9 whiffs per contest.

The Rangers struck out 8.3 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 21st in MLB.

Texas had the 22nd-ranked ERA (4.22) in the majors last season.

Phillies Key Players to Watch (2022)

Wheeler gets the call to start for the Phillies, his first of the season.

Last season, Trea Turner drove in 100 runs while batting .298.

Kyle Schwarber slugged 46 long balls while driving in 94 runs.

J.T. Realmuto finished last season with 22 home runs, 84 RBI and a batting average of .274.

Alec Bohm collected 163 hits, posted an OBP of .315 and a .398 SLG.

Rangers Key Players to Watch (2022)

Eovaldi has been named the starter for the Rangers and will make his first start this season.

Marcus Semien hit .248 last season with 31 doubles, five triples, 26 home runs and 53 walks.

Corey Seager powered out 33 home runs a season ago while slugging .454.

Adolis Garcia collected 101 runs batted in a season ago.

Nate Lowe hit .302 a season ago with 179 hits.

Phillies and Rangers Injuries

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

Rangers: Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Spencer Howard: 15 Day IL (Lat), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Leg), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat)

Phillies vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 12, Phillies 7
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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