Cincinnati Reds vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 4/27/24

Texas Rangers (13-13) vs Cincinnati Reds (14-11)

Game Info: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Michael Lorenzen (2-0) (2.45) vs Hunter Greene (0-2) (4.55)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -139 / Cincinnati Reds +118 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Cincinnati Reds vs Texas Rangers Prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, April 27th at Globe Life Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Reds recent form and recent player performance 

-The Rangers recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cincinnati

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Texas

-Recent betting trends in games played between Cincinnati and Texas. 

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Reds and Rangers. 

Reds Offense Stumbles

The Reds pitching was good on Friday giving up only two runs but the pitching gave up only a run and that led to the victory. Elly De La Cruz did have another big game though finishing with two walks and scored the only run. The Reds are averaging 5.08 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.32 runs per game. The offense is ranked 8th in the league the pitching is ranked 17th. The Reds have found success this season with the long ball and they are averaging 1.04 home runs per game. 

Will De La Cruz Slow Down?

Elly De La Cruz has hit seven home runs and driven in 18 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Reds will be Hunter Greene who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 4.55. In his last start against the Phillies, he went seven innings giving up seven hits and four runs. 

Rangers Use Strong Pitching 

The Rangers used some strong pitching on Friday giving up only one run on the way to the victory. Nathan Eovaldi had a strong game going six innings giving up three hits and one run. Texas on the season is averaging 4.69 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.35 runs per game. The offense is ranked 11th in the league while the pitching is ranked 18th. They have an average of 2.50 which is 9th in the league. Adlois Garcia has hit seven home runs and driven in 23 RBIs so far this season. Michael Lorenzen comes into this game with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 2.45. In his last start against the Atlanta Braves, he went six innings giving up three hits and three runs. 

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Nathaniel Lowe has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances in day games.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Rangers' last six day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Josh Jung has scored at least one run in five of his last six appearances.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded a Double in three of the Rangers' last four games against NL opponents.
  • Corey Seager has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 13 Saturday day appearances against teams that held a winning record.
  • Adolis Garcia ranks T5th in the league in Home Runs (7) this season.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • Jeimer Candelario has hit a home run in three of his last four road appearances against the Rangers after playing the previous day.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one Single in each of the Reds' last four road games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Jeimer Candelario has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances against AL West opponents at Globe Life Field.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 road appearances against AL opponents.
  • TJ Friedl has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Elly De La Cruz ranks 1st in the league in Steals (17) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Texas Rangers rank 3rd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.216).
  • The Texas Rangers rank T26th in the league for walks allowed this season (105).
  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 1st in the league for steals this season (49).
  • The Cincinnati Reds rank T3rd in the league for triples this season (6).

Cincinnati Reds vs Texas Rangers Prediction

Hunter Greene hasn’t been getting run support, but he hasn’t been exactly dominant this season. Greene gave up four runs in his last start and the Rangers offense is averaging 4.69 runs per game. The Rangers offense is going to have no issue running up the score against Greene and he’s going to be chased early. Lorenzen is going to have a strong start here, and the Rangers are going to get the job done here. Back the Rangers. 

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

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