Rangers vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Rangers vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (29-18), led by the red-hot Josh Jung and his two-game homer streak, are -161 favorites to pick up a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-22) Tuesday at 6:35 PM ET, live from PNC Park and broadcast on SportsNet PT.

Texas’ Nathan Eovaldi gets the start, and he’ll go against Pittsburgh’s Rich Hill.

Rangers vs. Pirates Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -161
  • Pirates odds to win: +138
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • Time: 6:35 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Pirates?

Rangers and Pirates Betting Trends

The Rangers have won 18 of the 28 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (64.3%).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -161 or shorter, Texas has a record of 13-3 (81.2%).

This season, the Pirates have been the underdog 34 times and won 16, or 47.1%, of those games.

This season, Pittsburgh has won five of its 11 games, or 45.5%, when it’s the underdog by at least +138 on the moneyline.

The Rangers have played in 47 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 29 times (29-17-1).

So far this season, the Pirates and their opponents have hit the over in 22 of their 47 games with a total.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers score the most runs in baseball (301 total, 6.4 per game).

Texas is seventh in MLB action with 64 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.

The Rangers lead MLB with a .271 batting average.

Texas’ nine strikeouts per game rank 20th in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Rangers has a collective 8.5 K/9, which ranks 21st in the majors.

Texas has a 3.87 team ERA that ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Pirates Stats & Insights

The Pirates have scored 209 runs (4.4 per game) this season, which ranks 17th in MLB.

Pittsburgh has hit 43 homers this season, which ranks 24th in the majors.

The Pirates rank 16th in MLB with a .245 team batting average.

Pittsburgh is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking ninth with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.

The Pirates have an 8.8 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 13th in the majors.

Pittsburgh has pitched to a 3.76 ERA this season, which ranks seventh in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

The Rangers will send Eovaldi (5-2) to make his 10th start of the season. He is 5-2 with a 2.83 ERA and 61 strikeouts through 60 1/3 innings pitched.

Marcus Semien leads Texas with a .304 batting average. He’s also hit seven homers and has 39 RBI.

Adolis Garcia leads Texas in home runs with 14 and runs batted in with 49.

Nate Lowe has collected 53 base hits, an OBP of .357 and a slugging percentage of .455 this season.

Jonah Heim has 42 hits and an OBP of .348 to go with a slugging percentage of .469 this season.

Pirates Key Players to Watch

The Pirates’ Hill (4-3) will make his 10th start of the season.

Bryan Reynolds has put up a team-best batting average of .287 while leading the Pirates in runs batted in (27).

Andrew McCutchen’s seven home runs lead his team.

Ke’Bryan Hayes has 12 doubles, three triples, a home run and 15 walks while batting .236.

Carlos Santana is batting .239 with 14 doubles, two home runs and 24 walks.

Rangers and Pirates Injuries

Rangers: 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)

Pirates: Vince Velásquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Wil Crowe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ji-Man Choi: 60 Day IL (Achilles), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Duane Underwood Jr.: day-to-day (Forearm)

Rangers vs. Pirates Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 5, Pirates 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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