Rangers vs Pirates Prediction - MLB Picks 5/24/23

Pittsburgh Pirates (25-23) vs Texas Rangers (30-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 12:35 pm (PNC Park)

Johan Oviedo (3-3) (4.69) vs Martin Perez (5-1) (4.01)

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

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The Texas Rangers will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are 30-18 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Texas won Game 2 of this series by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday night. The Texas pitching staff has a 3.81 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .236 opponent batting average this year. The Rangers offense has scored 307 runs with a .271 batting average and a .340 on base percentage. Adolis Garcia is batting .256 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI’s for the Rangers. The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Martin Perez, who is 5-1 with a 4.01 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 49.1 innings pitched this season.

Pirates Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 25-23 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Pittsburgh won Game 1 of this series by a score of 6-4 on Monday night. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 3.78 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 210 runs with a .244 batting average and a .323 on base percentage this season. Bryan Reynolds is batting .287 with six home runs and 28 RBI’s for the Pirates. The projected starting pitcher for Pittsburgh is Johan Oviedo, who is 3-3 with a 4.69 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 48.0 innings pitched this year. 

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Texas is 5-1 in their last 6 game three’s of a series and 16-36 in their last 52 Wednesday games. The over is 4-0-1 in Texas’ last 5 games against a right handed starting pitcher. Pittsburgh is 24-52 in their last 76 Wednesday games and 46-95 in their last 141 game three’s of a series. The over is 18-7-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 26 Wednesday games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.


Texas comes into this game as one of the best scoring teams in the MLB, while Pittsburgh has a top ten team ERA this year. The Pirates are starting Johan Oviedo, who has pitched well in his last two starts, but did allow 17 earned runs in his previous three starts. Texas is starting Martin Perez, who has allowed 13 earned runs over his last 15.2 innings pitched. I like the over in this game. 

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