Phillies vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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Expect a display of power when Bryce Harper (11 HR) and the Philadelphia Phillies (35-14) take on Adolis Garcia (2 HR) and the Texas Rangers (24-25) at Citizens Bank Park at 6:40 PM ET live on NBCS-PH. Harper and the Phillies are -122 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup.

Philadelphia’s Taijuan Walker gets the start, and he’ll go against Texas’ Dane Dunning.

Phillies vs. Rangers Odds

  • Phillies odds to win: -122
  • Rangers odds to win: +103
  • Spread: Phillies -1.5
  • Total: 10 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: NBCS-PH
  • Who Will Win Phillies vs. Rangers?

    Phillies and Rangers Betting Trends

    The Phillies have put together a 30-11 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 73.2% of those games).

    Philadelphia has a 26-11 record (winning 70.3% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -122 or shorter.

    The Rangers have been underdogs in 19 games this season and won nine (47.4%) of those contests.

    Texas has a record of 7-5 in games where bookmakers have it as underdogs of at least +103 on the moneyline.

    The Phillies have played in 49 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 24 times (24-22-3).

    So far this season, the Rangers and their opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 48 games with a total.

    Phillies Stats & Insights

    The Phillies score the second-most runs in baseball (261 total, 5.3 per game).

    Philadelphia averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank ninth in MLB action with 55 total home runs.

    The Phillies’ .259 batting average is second-best in the majors.

    Philadelphia strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank 16th in baseball.

    The Phillies pitching staff ranks second in the majors with a collective 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Philadelphia has a 3.15 team ERA that ranks third among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Rangers Stats & Insights

    The Rangers rank 11th in the majors with 222 total runs scored this season.

    Texas has hit 51 homers this season, which ranks 13th in the majors.

    The Rangers have a team batting average of .247 this season, which ranks ninth among MLB teams.

    Texas is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking 10th with an average of 7.8 strikeouts per game.

    The Rangers strike out 8.6 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 11th in MLB.

    Texas has the 18th-ranked ERA (4.14) in the majors this season.

    Phillies Key Players to Watch

    The Phillies are sending Walker (3-0) to make his fifth start of the season. He is 3-0 with a 4.91 ERA and 16 strikeouts through 22 2/3 innings pitched.

    Alec Bohm is batting .333 with 44 RBI, both of which rank first among Philadelphia hitters this season.

    Harper leads Philadelphia in home runs with 11 while driving in 36 runs and slugging .537.

    Bryson Stott is slashing .273/.384/.446 this season for the Phillies.

    Kyle Schwarber has 39 hits and an OBP of .343 to go with a slugging percentage of .390 this season.

    Rangers Key Players to Watch

    The Rangers’ Dunning (3-2) will make his eighth start of the season.

    Marcus Semien is batting .268 with 12 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 15 walks.

    Adolis Garcia has shown off his power as he leads his team with 11 home runs and 35 runs batted in.

    Corey Seager is hitting .246 with three doubles, seven home runs and 23 walks.

    Jonah Heim is batting .272 with four doubles, five home runs and 10 walks.

    Phillies and Rangers Injuries

    Phillies: Trea Turner: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Rafael Marchan: 10 Day IL (Back), Yunior Marte: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Dylan Covey: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Ortiz: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Michael Rucker: 15 Day IL (Hand)

    Rangers: Wyatt Langford: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Rotator cuff), Cody Bradford: 15 Day IL (Back), Nathan Eovaldi: 15 Day IL (Groin), Brock Burke: 60 Day IL (Hand), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Max Scherzer: 60 Day IL (Back), Joshua Jung: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Carson Coleman: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Foscue: 60 Day IL (Oblique strain), Austin Pruitt: 60 Day IL (Knee), Jon Gray: day-to-day (Groin)

    Phillies vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Phillies 5, Rangers 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 10 runs
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