Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Betting Picks and Prediction for Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies – As the MLB season pushes through its second quarter, the Texas Rangers (24-24) face off against the formidable Philadelphia Phillies (34-14) in an intriguing matchup this Wednesday. With Citizens Bank Park setting the stage, this game not only highlights a clash between two teams at different ends of the spectrum in their respective divisions but also features a pitching duel between Texas’ Andrew Heaney and Philadelphia’s Taijuan Walker. For those following the latest MLB picks, this game presents several interesting angles to consider.

Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 6:40 PM ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park


Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds

Rangers+122+1.5 -169O 9.5 -102
Phillies-145-1.5 +138U 9.5 -125

Texas Rangers Analysis

Having equal wins and losses, the Texas Rangers have 24-24 with their batting lineup hitting .247. Offense is at 219 runs and 49 home runs so far and might be demonstrating potential. Their on-base percentage of .318 and a slugging percentage of .389 show a pretty good but nothing extraordinary offensive team.

On the defensive side of the game Texas has a 4.11 ERA and a WHIP of 1.27 which indicate that the team has a relatively effective pitching strategy but sometimes proves to be weak as well. Their pitchers collectively have accounted for 402 strikeouts against 176 walks, which is reasonable control of the armament.

Tonight’s starting pitcher for the Rangers’ Andrew Heaney has had a rough season going 0-5 with a 4.43 ERA. Even so, his 44 strikeouts in 44.2 innings pitched show he can still be a threat on the mound given that he does not get into pitch count situations and constant homeruns.

Philadelphia Phillies Analysis

Philadelphia Phillies this season have been excellent and currently lead at 34 and 14. Hitters for these teams have a .256 batting average and have scored 245 runs including 53 home runs. On-base-percentage .334 and .410 slugging percentage further goes to justify their offensive might and punch.

On the mound Philadelphia has a team ERA of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.14 meaning they have a solid pitching staff that does not give up a lot of hits and scores. They have combined for 438 strikeouts while still having command with 132 walks.

Taijuan Walker will be pitching with a personal record of 3-0 and with ERA of 4.91. Although Walker gave away runs at a higher rate than Sale, Walker has a low WHIP with decent command for a winner, giving up 25 hits over 22 innings in crucial innings.

Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies Against the Spread

Overall in the last five games the Rangers have posted a mark of 2-3. As for their ATS action, they have been 1-4 in their last five games and are now 10-13 in the road contests against the spread. Concerning total points, the over has been successful in two of the Rangers’ previous five games. Further, in their last 25 home matches, the totals had been surpassed on seven instances.

Recent trends for the Phillies are awesome because the team achieved 4 wins and 1 loss during the last five games. As for betting, they recently have a 3-2 ATS line in their last five matches and an overall 12-9 ATS line in their away games. Also, scoring has been rather high, with the totals going OVER in 3 out of the last 5 games of the Celtics and in 15 out of the last 27 home games of the Celtics.

Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies Free Pick

Based on trends, team stats, and starting pitchers, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Philadelphia Phillies. Though Walker has a better ERA than Heaney , the Phillies’ more powerful offense and better fielding team helps the Phillies win this section.

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies to cover. On the basis of their home record and general performance, they are expected to exceed the line expectations.

Total: Over. Games for both teams are over at the total and as the games progress there is a high likelihood of the starting pitchers giving up runs.

Predicted Score: Philadelphia Phillies 6, Texas Rangers 4

In terms of reliability, the moneyline for Philadelphia appears to be the safest bet, particularly with their strong season performance and home advantage. As for live betting in Canada, this game offers great potential for in-play wagers, especially if early innings show deviation from expected pitching performances.