Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction MLB Picks 5/21/24

Philadelphia Phillies (34-14) vs Texas Rangers (24-24)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6:40 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Ranger Suarez (8-0) (1.37) vs Jon Gray (2-1) (1.90)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -145 / Texas Rangers +133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and the Philadelphia Phillies meet Tuesday in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Texas Rangers will send out Jon Gray for the start here and Gray is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Phillies, Gray is 3-1 with a 4.26 ERA and 27 strikeouts against the Phillies. Ranger Suarez will start for the Phillies here and is 8-0 with a 1.37 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s second career start against the Rangers.

Texas Rangers Recap

The Texas Rangers will look to bounce back from a series loss over the weekend and the hands of the Angels with a 4-1 loss in Sunday’s series finale. The loss made it three consecutive series losses for the Rangers, losing 7 of their last 9 games overall.

Rangers Still Have Loaded Roster, Just Lacking Results

Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 55 hits along with 11 doubles, 9 home runs and 33 RBIs while Adolis Garcia has a team-high 11 home runs and 35 RBIs with 9 doubles as well as 4 stolen bases. Evan Carter also has 5 home runs with 15 RBIs while Jonah Heim has 5 homers and 27 RBIs and Josh Smith has a team-high 12 doubles.

Why the Texas Rangers will win

  • The Rangers have won each of their last 12 games against the Phillies.
  • The Phillies have lost three of their last four Tuesday games as home favorites against AL West opponents.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line in nine of their last 10 games against the Phillies.
  • The Phillies have failed to cover the run line in each of their last three games as favorites against AL West opponents following a win.
  • The Rangers have led after 5 innings in each of their last five games against the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies Recap

The Philadelphia Phillies come into this one looking to build off of their sweep of the Washington Nationals over the weekend, picking up an 11-5 win over the Nats in Sunday’s series finale. The win gave the Phils another series victory after taking out the Mets and Marlins as well earlier in the week.

Phillies Keep It Rolling At The Dish

Alec Bohm leads the Phillies with 58 hits including 18 doubles, a .330 batting average and a team-high 42 RBIs while Bryce Harper has a team-high 10 home runs with 35 RBIs and Bryson Stott has a team-high 12 stolen bases. Trea Turner has 10 doubles with 10 stolen bases as well and Kyle Schwarber has 9 home runs, 28 RBIs and a team-high 66 stolen bases as well this season.

Why the Philadelphia Phillies will win

  • The Phillies have won 15 of their last 17 games at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Rangers have lost five of their last six road games against National League opponents.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line in 10 of their last 11 games.
  • The Phillies have covered the run line in seven of their last eight night games against AL West opponents.
  • The Rangers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last six night games against NL East opponents.
  • The Phillies have led after 5 innings in each of their last five night games against American League opponents.

Rangers vs. Phillies Prediction

I’m on the Phillies here. Until you have a reason to go against Ranger Suarez, I’m not doing it. The Phillies still own the best record in baseball, and Ranger Suarez has been a big reason for that as he’s been pitching out of his mind this season and the Phillies’ lineup has responded in kind behind him. This Philadelphia batting order is no joke and I think they get to Gray here. Even if the starters don’t factor, Philly has had the much better bullpen and a lack of offense from Texas as of late would be really problematic here. Give me the Phils.

Chris’s Pick Philadelphia -145

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