Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction MLB Picks 5/23/24

Philadelphia Phillies (35-14) vs Texas Rangers (24-25)

Game Info: Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 1:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Zack Wheeler (5-3) (2.52) vs Andrew Heaney (0-5) (4.43)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -213 / Texas Rangers +177 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and the Philadelphia Phillies meet Thursday in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies prediction. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Texas Rangers recent form and player performance

• The Philadelphia Phillies recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Texas Rangers

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Philadelphia Phillies

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Rangers and Phillies

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Rangers vs Phillies game

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers played the Los Angeles Angels in their weekend series. Texas won Saturday 3-2 but lost the other pair of games 9-3 and 4-1. The Rangers would then lose 5-2 to the Phillies on Tuesday. In game two Texas committed four errors in an 11-4 defeat. Starting pitcher Dane Dunning left after 3.1 innings, three earned, four hits and a walk.

In the finale Thursday the Rangers will send out Andrew Heaney as starter. This year Heaney is 0-5 with a 4.43 ERA in nine starts. He has 44 Ks in 44.2 innings total. Heaney is 46-53 with a 4.48 ERA in 180 career games (163 starts).

Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

Over on the Phillies’ side, they took on the Washington Nationals in their last series. Philadelphia was able to bag a sweep in that one with four straight wins. After their three-run win Tuesday, in game two the Phillies scored four runs in the sixth inning alone. Taijuan Walker had 4.2 innings, three earned, six hits and four walks in the start.

It’ll be Zack Wheeler in the starting pitcher role for the Phillies on Thursday. So far this year Wheeler is 5-3 with a 2.52 ERA in 10 starts. Wheeler has 71 Ks in 60.2 innings total. Over his career Wheeler is 92-66 with a 3.41 ERA in 237 starts. The Phillies will take on the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants after this

Rangers vs Phillies Injury Notes

Rangers SP Jon Gray (groin) was removed from Tuesday’s start and will undergo an MRI. RF Adolis Garcia (forearm) was out of the lineup for Tuesday’s game.

Phillies catcher Rafael Marchan (back) was transferred to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to continue his rehab assignment.

Total Runs Facts

  • Five of the Rangers' last six games as underdogs have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Four of the Phillies' last five home games against AL West opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Phillies' last six Thursday day games.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rangers' last six Thursday day games against National League opponents.

Philadelphia Phillies Player Prop Facts

  • J.T. Realmuto has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances with the Phillies as favorites.
  • Zack Wheeler has recorded seven or more strikeouts in each of his four previous appearances at Citizens Bank Park against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Zack Wheeler has recorded a win in six of his last seven appearances at Citizens Bank Park against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Alec Bohm has recorded a Double in four of the Phillies' last five games against AL West opponents at Citizens Bank Park.
  • J.T. Realmuto has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances.
  • J.T. Realmuto has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances with the Phillies as favorites.
  • Bryce Harper has hit a home run in each of the Phillies' last five games as home favorites against AL West opponents.
  • Bryce Harper has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Phillies' last five games against AL West opponents at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Trea Turner has scored at least one run in each of his last nine appearances at Citizens Bank Park.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Adolis Garcia has recorded a Double in three of his last four road appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Andrew Heaney has recorded five or more strikeouts in four of his last five road appearances.
  • Corey Seager has hit a home run in each of the Rangers' last three games.
  • Corey Seager has recorded an RBI in four of the Rangers' last five road games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Jung has scored at least one run in each of his last five appearances with the Rangers as road underdogs.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded a Single in each of his last four road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.

Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction

I’ll take a stab on the Rangers. We should have a pretty fun starter matchup if both guys are on point. Heaney gave up two earned in 3.2 innings during a loss to the Angels his last time out, but he had just three earned over 11.0 innings prior to that. As for Wheeler, he gave up six earned in 4.0 innings versus the Marlins on May 12, but came back with 7.1 innings and two runs in his last start versus the Nats.

On Wednesday the Rangers had a pretty sloppy outing with a couple of rough innings. Texas is going to have to be much better on both sides for Thursday’s game, but I think they’ve got a shot as a value play.

Andrew’s Pick Texas Rangers +177

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