Braves vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 15, 2023

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Braves vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 15, 2023

MLB Predictions

Nate Lowe carries a 13-game hitting streak for the Texas Rangers (25-15) into Monday’s matchup with the Atlanta Braves (25-15). Eddie Rosario, (10-game hitting streak) and the Braves are -168 favorites for the matchup, which starts at 8:05 PM ET live on BSSW from Globe Life Field.

Charlie Morton gets the starting nod for Atlanta while Cody Bradford is Texas’ starter for the contest.

Braves vs. Rangers Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -168
  • Rangers odds to win: +143
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW

Who Will Win Braves vs. Rangers?

Braves and Rangers Betting Trends

The Braves are 21-13 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 61.8% of those games).

Atlanta has a 10-4 record (winning 71.4% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -168 or shorter.

This season, the Rangers have been the underdog 17 times and won 11, or 64.7%, of those games.

Texas has entered five games this season as the underdog by +143 or more and is 3-2 in those contests.

In the 40 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Braves, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-16-1).

The Rangers and their opponents have hit the over in 23 of their 40 games with a total this season.

Braves Stats & Insights

The Braves have the No. 7 offense in MLB action scoring 5.2 runs per game (206 total runs).

Atlanta averages 1.6 home runs per game to rank third in MLB action with 64 total home runs.

The Braves have the 10th-best batting average in the league (.256).

Atlanta strikes out 9.1 times per game, the No. 19 mark in MLB.

The Braves pitching staff is third in MLB with a collective 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Atlanta has a 3.56 team ERA that ranks fifth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers have scored the second-most runs in the league this season with 254.

Texas’ 53 home runs rank seventh in Major League Baseball.

The Rangers rank fifth in MLB with a .265 team batting average.

Texas ranks 24th with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.

The Rangers average the 13th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.7) in the league this season.

Texas has the sixth-best ERA (3.61) in the majors this season.

Braves Key Players to Watch

The Braves are sending Morton (4-3) to make his eighth start of the season. He is 4-3 with a 3.32 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings pitched.

Ronald Acuna Jr. leads Atlanta with a .346 batting average. He’s also hit eight homers and has 23 RBI.

Sean Murphy is a key run producer for Atlanta with a .269 average, nine homers and 32 RBI.

Matt Olson’s 11 home runs lead all Atlanta hitters, and he’s slugging .500.

Ozzie Albies has 41 hits and an OBP of .298 to go with a slugging percentage of .506 this season.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

The Rangers will send Bradford to the mound for his first start this season.

Marcus Semien has nine doubles, seven home runs and 23 walks while hitting .288.

Adolis Garcia has put his power on display as he paces his team with 10 home runs and 42 RBI.

Lowe is batting .264 with 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 19 walks.

Jonah Heim’s .312 batting average is a team-high mark.

Braves and Rangers Injuries

Braves: Ehire Adrianza: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Lucas Luetge: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Rangers: Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Travis Jankowski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat)

Braves vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 6, Braves 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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