Rangers vs. Phillies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Rangers vs. Phillies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (2-0) and Mitch Garver (2 HR in his last game) are favored (-129) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies (0-2) on Sunday at 7:08 PM ET on ESPN.

Texas’ Martin Perez gets the start, and he’ll go against Philadelphia’s Bailey Falter.

Rangers vs. Phillies Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -129
  • Phillies odds to win: +110
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:08 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Phillies?

Rangers and Phillies Betting Trends (2022)

The Rangers won 25 of the 58 games they were favored on the moneyline last season (43.1%).

When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -129 or shorter last year, Texas had a record of 19-15 (55.9%).

Last season, the Phillies were the underdog 70 times and won 33, or 47.1%, of those games.

Last season, Philadelphia won 23 of its 46 games, or 50%, when it was the underdog by at least +110 on the moneyline.

The Rangers combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total 78 times last season for a 78-76-8 record against the over/under.

The Phillies and their opponents hit the over in 90 of their 179 games with a total last season.

Rangers Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Rangers had the No. 12 offense in MLB action scoring 4.4 runs per game (707 total runs).

Texas averaged 1.2 home runs per game to rank eighth in the majors with 198 total home runs last season.

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

The team struck out 8.9 times per game to rank 24th in the majors.

The Rangers pitching staff was 21st in MLB last season with a collective 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.

Texas had the 22nd-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.22).

Phillies Stats & Insights (2022)

The Phillies were among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking seventh with 747 total runs last season.

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 with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.

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

Philadelphia had the 17th-ranked ERA (3.97) in the majors last season.

Rangers Key Players to Watch (2022)

Perez makes his first start of the season for the Rangers.

Marcus Semien finished last season with 26 home runs, 83 RBI and a batting average of .248.

Corey Seager slugged 33 long balls while driving in 84 runs.

Adolis Garcia drove in 101 runs while batting .250 last season.

Nate Lowe posted a .302 average with 76 RBI.

Phillies Key Players to Watch (2022)

Falter has been named the starter for the Phillies and will make his first start this season.

Trea Turner had 100 runs batted in while racking up a batting average of .298 last season.

Kyle Schwarber hit 46 home runs on the season while slugging .504.

J.T. Realmuto hit .274 a season ago with 26 doubles, five triples, 22 home runs and 42 walks.

Alec Bohm had 23 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 32 walks while batting .278.

Rangers and Phillies Injuries

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: 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 vs. Phillies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 13, Phillies 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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