Braves vs Rangers Prediction - MLB Picks 5/16/23

Texas Rangers (25-15) vs Atlanta Braves (25-15)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Nathan Eovaldi (5-2) (2.70) vs

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers / Atlanta Braves --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Globe Life Field. In the first game of this series, it was the Braves that were able to secure the 12-0 victory. 

Braves Betting Preview

The Braves sit with a 26-15 record overall and on Monday the offense was quite impressive scoring 12 runs on the way to the victory. There were five different players that finished with at least two RBIs. The Braves are averaging 5.32 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league while the pitching is ranked 5th in the league. Sean Murphy has hit nine home runs and driven in 32 RBIs. 

Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers come into this game with a 25-16 record overall and it’s been a nice season, but they really struggled with the offense on Monday. The Rangers are averaging 6.19 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.12 runs per game. The offense is ranked 1st while the pitching is ranked 9th. On the mound for the Rangers will be Dane Dunning who sits with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 1.72. In his last start against the Seattle Mariners he went six innings giving up six hits and two runs. 

Braves vs Rangers Trends

Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game. Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. Rangers are 5-1 in Dunnings last 6 starts after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. Rangers are 0-6 in Dunnings last 6 Tuesday starts. Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 interleague games. Rangers are 1-5 in Dunnings last 6 starts with 5 days of rest.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Braves offense was good on Monday, but this game is going to be different. Dane Dunning gets the start for the Rangers and he’s been lights out this year sitting with an ERA of 1.72. Dunning is going to lockdown the Braves offense. The Rangers will also give him enough run support to win this game on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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