Rangers vs Reds Prediction - MLB Picks 4/26/23

Cincinnati Reds (9-15) vs Texas Rangers (14-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Graham Ashcraft (2-0) (1.88) vs Jon Gray (1-1) (3.72)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds +110 / Texas Rangers -130 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers will play the Cincinnati Reds in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday afternoon at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are 14-9 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Prior to losing the first two games in this series, Texas won two out of three games against Oakland. The Texas pitching staff has a 3.59 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average this year. The Rangers offense has scored 151 runs with a .264 batting average and a .341 on base percentage. Marcus Semien is batting .290 with five home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Rangers. The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Jon Gray, who is 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 19.1 innings pitched this season.

Reds Preview

The Cincinnati Reds are 9-15 this season and they have won two games in a row. Cincinnati has won the first two games in this series by a score of 7-6 in each game. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 5.10 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, and a .279 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 102 runs with a .236 batting average and a .319 on base percentage this year. TJ Friedl is batting .309 with two home runs and 10 RBI’s for the Reds. The projected starting pitcher for Cincinnati is Graham Ashcraft, who is 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 24 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

Texas is 7-1 in their last 8 game three’s of a series and 4-2 in their last 6 road games. The over is 6-1 in Texas’ last 7 games. Cincinnati is 17-35 in their last 52 games and 3-9 in their last 12 game three’s of a series. The under is 5-2 in Cincinnati’s last 7 games. 

Pick

Cincinnati comes into this game looking for the series sweep, while Texas will look to get back on the winning track. Cincinnati hasn’t had a ton of success so far this year, but they have scored 14 runs in the first two games of this series. The Reds will start Graham Ashcraft, who has allowed four earned runs over his last 17.0 innings pitched. Texas will start Jon Gray, who has allowed four earned runs over his last 7.1 innings of work. I like the under in this matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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