Texas Rangers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction MLB Picks 4/21/24

Atlanta Braves (14-5) vs Texas Rangers (11-11)

Game Info: Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Truist Park)

Darius Vines (0-0) (1.93) vs Michael Lorenzen (1-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -155 / Texas Rangers +135 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Rangers vs Braves prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, April 21st at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. To formulate this prediction for game three of this series, we will examine:

  • The Rangers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Braves recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Texas
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Atlanta
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Texas and Atlanta 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Texas and Atlanta 

Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are 11-11 this year and they have lost three of their last five games. Texas has dropped the first two games in this series and they have been out scored 13-5. Prior to this series, the Rangers won three out of four on the road against Detroit. The Texas pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .226 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 108 runs with a .254 batting average and a .325 on base percentage. Adolis Garcia is batting .317 with five home runs and 20 RBI’s for the Rangers. The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Michael Lorenzen, who is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP over 5.0 innings pitched this year. 

Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves are 14-5 this season and they have won six games in a row. Atlanta has won the first two games in this series by scores of 5-2 and 8-3. Prior to this series, the Braves swept the Astros on the road by scores of 5-4, 6-2, and 6-1. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 4.21 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 121 runs with a .290 batting average and a .360 on base percentage. Marcell Ozuna is batting .338 with eight home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Braves. The projected starting pitcher for Atlanta is Darius Vines, who is 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 4.2 innings pitched this season.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has scored at least one run in seven of the Braves' last eight night games.
  • Travis d'Arnaud has hit at least one home run in three of his last four home appearances against the Rangers.
  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one Single in eight of the Braves' last nine night games.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded a Double in three of his last four home appearances.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances with the Braves as favorites.
  • Adam Duvall has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last eight Sunday appearances with his team as a favorite.
  • Marcell Ozuna ranks T1st in the league in Home Runs (8) this season.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Marcus Semien has hit a home run in three of the Rangers' last four road games against NL opponents.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Rangers' last six night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has scored a run in each of his last five road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Rangers' last five night games against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded a Double in each of the Rangers' last three games as road underdogs against NL East opponents.
  • Josh Jung has recorded at least one Single in each of his last four appearances with the Rangers as underdogs.
  • Josh Jung has recorded at least one hit in each of his last six appearances.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Atlanta Braves rank 1st in the league for doubles this season (52).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank T1st in the league for RBI's this season (116).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 28th in the league for walks allowed this season (90).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 6th in the league for hits this season (192).

Rangers vs Braves Prediction

Atlanta comes into this matchup looking for another sweep, as they have won six games in a row. The Braves don’t have the best pitching numbers, but their offense is elite and has scored at least five runs in six straight games. Texas is just 11-11 on the year so far and they are 6-6 on the road. The Rangers are starting Michael Lorenzen, who allowed 0 earned runs and three hits over 5.0 innings against Detroit in his first. The Braves are going with Darius Vines, who allowed one earned run and four hits over 4.2 innings against Houston in his first outing. Both of these pitchers did a good job of limiting runs in their first starts, but they did allow plenty of baserunners and I think that will continue here. Take the over in this matchup. 

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

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