Cincinnati Reds vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 4/28/24

Texas Rangers (14-13) vs Cincinnati Reds (14-12)

Game Info: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:35 pm (Globe Life Field)

Dane Dunning (2-2) (4.61) vs Andrew Abbott (1-2) (2.60)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -123 / Cincinnati Reds +105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and the Texas Rangers meet Sunday in MLB action from Globe Life Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cincinnati Reds vs. Texas Rangers prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Cincinnati will be sending Andrew Abbott to the mound here and Abbott is 1-2 with a 2.60 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Abbott’s first career start against Texas. Dane Dunning will get the start for Texas and is 2-2 with a 4.61 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Dunning’s first career start against Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds Recap

The Cincinnati Reds come into this one looking to win the series after an 8-4 win over the Rangers on Saturday. It would be a welcome result after splitting a series with Philadelphia to start the week and sweeping the Angels last weekend. Cincinnati jumped out early and often on the Rangers on Saturday, eventually leading 8-0 before the bullpen let things get interesting in the bottom of the 9th.

Reds Looking To Keep It Rolling

Elly De La Cruz leads the Reds with 7 home runs and 26 hits as well as a .283 batting average along with 18 RBIs and 17 stolen bases while Spencer Steer has 24 hits and a team-high 19 RBIs with 6 doubles. Christian Encarnacion-Strand also has 6 doubles with 16 RBIs and Will Benson has a team-high 7 doubles but leads the Reds with 40 strikeouts so far this season.

Texas Rangers Recap

The Rangers will look to win the series despite Saturday’s stumble, and it would be much needed after back-to-back series losses to the Mariners and Braves. The Rangers got hit on out of the gate, and tried to make things interesting with 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th, but it was far too little too late by that point.

Rangers Looking For Consistent Offense

Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 30 hits along with 6 doubles, 5 home runs and 20 RBIs while Adolis Garcia has a team-high 7 home runs and 23 RBIs with 7 doubles as well as 4 stolen bases. Evan Carter also has 5 home runs with 10 RBIs while Jonah Heim has 3 homers and 16 RBIs and Josh Smith has a team-high 9 doubles.

Reds vs. Rangers Prediction

I’m going to side with the Reds here. I just don’t really think I can trust Dane Dunning on the mound right now, as he’s been getting hit hard left and right and has allowed a home run in each of his starts so far this season. The Reds have been the worst team in baseball against righties in the last ten days, but this feels like a good launching pad for the Reds offense to wake up. Andrew Abbott’s been solid, and I don’t really trust the Rangers’ bullpen in this spot either. Not one of the best games on Sunday’s card, but I’ll go for the Reds and the value here.

Chris’s Pick Cincinnati +105

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