Phillies vs Rangers Prediction - MLB Picks 4/2/23

Texas Rangers (2-0) vs Philadelphia Phillies (0-2)

Game Info: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7:08 pm (Globe Life Field)

Martin Perez (0-0) (0.00) vs Bailey Falter (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -125 / Philadelphia Phillies +105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies will play the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of their series on Sunday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Phillies Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies are 0-2 this season after they lost to Texas by a score of 16-3 on Saturday. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 12.94 ERA, a 2.44 WHIP, and a .375 opponent batting average this year. The Phillies offense has scored 10 runs with a .288 batting average and a .333 on base percentage. Alec Bohm is batting .429 with one home run and three RBI’s for the Phillies this year. The projected starting pitcher for Philadelphia is Bailey Falter, who was 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP last season. 

Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are 2-0 this season after winning Games 1 and 2 of this series. The Texas pitching staff has a 5.00 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a .288 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 27 runs with a .375 batting average and a .455 on base percentage. Robbie Grossman is batting .500 with one home run and five RBI’s for the Rangers this year. The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Martin Perez, who was 12-8 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP last season. 

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Philadelphia is 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 games against the AL West. The over is 5-1 in Philadelphia’s last 6 Sunday games. Texas is 12-27 in their last 38 games and 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games. The over is 5-1 in Texas’ last 6 game three’s of a series. Philadelphia is 0-9 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings in Texas. 


The Rangers have started this season hitting the ball extremely well and they have scored 27 runs in the first two games. Philadelphia has also hit the ball well, but they really need their pitching to improve quickly. Texas will be starting Martin Perez, who had a very good season last year. Philadelphia is starting Bailey Falter, who did have an ERA under 4.00 last season. With the way this series has started, I can’t go against the Rangers here. 

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