Washington Nationals vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 5/1/24

Texas Rangers (15-14) vs Washington Nationals (14-14)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Andrew Heaney (0-3) (6.26) vs Trevor Williams (2-0) (2.70)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -200 / Washington Nationals +167 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers meet Wednesday in MLB game 2 action at Globe Life Field. Here’s a Washington Nationals vs Texas Rangers Prediction.

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Washington Nationals look to get back to a .500 record after sweeping the Marlins. The Washington Nationals have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Washington Nationals have lost 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. CJ Abrams leads the Washington Nationals with 31 hits and 17 RBI, while Jesse Winker and Luis Garcia Jr. have combined for 51 hits and 26 RBI.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Texas Rangers are 16-14 this season after beating the Mariners and Reds. The Texas Rangers have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Texas Rangers have won 6 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Texas Rangers with 32 hits and 20 RBI, while Adolis Garcia and Josh Smith have combined for 57 hits and 39 RBI.

Washington Nationals vs Texas Rangers Pitching Matchup

Trevor Williams gets the ball for the Washington Nationals, and he is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Williams has been dealing for the Nats, allowing 8 runs in 26.2 innings, and he’s allowed 1 run in 3 of his last 4 starts. Williams hasn’t allowed a single home run this season. Williams is 0-2 with a 8.38 ERA and 8 strikeouts in his career against the Texas Rangers.

Andrew Heaney gets the ball for the Texas Rangers, and he is 0-3 with a 6.26 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Heaney has allowed 20 hits and 16 earned runs in 23 innings. Heaney has a 9.31 ERA at home through 9.2 innings. Heaney is 0-1 with a 7.07 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Washington Nationals.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Corey Seager has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four home appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Marcus Semien has scored at least one run in each of the Rangers' last six home games against NL East opponents.
  • Josh Jung has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rangers' last 10 home games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded a Double in three of the Rangers' last four games against NL East opponents at Globe Life Field.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one Single in nine of the Rangers' last 10 games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Josh Jung has recorded at least one total base in each of the Rangers' last 10 home games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Josh Jung has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances in night games.
  • Adolis Garcia ranks T5th in the league in Home Runs (8) this season.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Joey Meneses has hit at least one home run in three of the Nationals' last four games against the Rangers.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Trevor Williams has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last six appearances against AL opponents.
  • CJ Abrams has scored at least one run in each of the Nationals' last six games.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one hit in each of the Nationals' last 10 road games.
  • Luis Garcia has recorded at least one Single in nine of his last 10 appearances.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances with the Nationals as road underdogs against AL West opponents.
  • Jacob Young ranks 4th in the league in Steals (12) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Texas Rangers rank 3rd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.214).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 3rd in the league for hits allowed this season (210).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 2nd in the league for steals this season (53).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 29th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.277).

Washington Nationals vs Texas Rangers Prediction

The Texas Rangers are going to get the benefit of the doubt because they're the more talented team on paper and at home. However, the Nationals continue to tread water and have been valuable in these big underdog spots because they've been able to win. Only the Guardians have earned more money this season than the Nationals. Also, Trevor Williams has been great through 26.2 innings, while Andrew Heaney has been shaky at best. This line is a bit nuts if we're being honest. Give me the Nationals and the big plus money.

Randy’s Pick Washington Nationals +167

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