Braves vs Rangers Prediction MLB Picks Free 4/19

Braves vs Rangers Prediction MLB Picks Free 4/19

© Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

 

MLB Preview and Prediction: Texas Rangers vs. Atlanta Braves

Game Overview:

  • Date: April 19, 2024
  • Time: 4:20 PM
  • Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Line: ATL -195
  • Over/Under: 9.5

 

Team Breakdown:

Texas Rangers:

The Texas Rangers, with a record of 11-9, are coming off a couple of wins and looking to continue their momentum against the Atlanta Braves. With a solid lineup and recent success, the Rangers are poised to put up runs in this matchup.

Pitching Analysis:

Andrew Heaney takes the mound for the Rangers. Heaney has struggled early in the season with an ERA of 6.75 over 12 innings pitched. Against a potent Braves lineup, Heaney will need to bring his best stuff to keep the Rangers in the game.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Adolis Garcia (5 HR)
  • Batting Average: Adolis Garcia (.311 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Adolis Garcia (18 RBI)

 

Atlanta Braves:

The Atlanta Braves, with a record of 12-5, have been on a tear lately and will look to continue their winning ways against the Rangers. With a powerful lineup and home-field advantage, the Braves are favored in this matchup.

Pitching Analysis:

Chris Sale gets the start for the Braves. Sale has posted a 1-1 record with a 4.58 ERA in 17.2 innings pitched. While Sale has the ability to dominate on the mound, he has also shown vulnerability, which the Rangers' lineup could exploit.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Marcell Ozuna (8 HR)
  • Batting Average: Orlando Arcia (.377 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Marcell Ozuna (23 RBI)

 

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
TEX (11-9) +165 o9.5 (-115) +1.5 (-125)
ATL (12-5) -195 u9.5 (-105) -1.5 (+105)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict the over of 9.5 runs to hit. Here's why:

  • Both teams boast potent lineups capable of putting up runs in bunches. With hitters like Adolis Garcia and Marcell Ozuna leading their respective teams, we expect offensive fireworks from both sides.
  • Neither starting pitcher has been particularly dominant this season, with Andrew Heaney and Chris Sale both posting ERAs above 4.50. This suggests that both offenses could find success against the opposing pitchers.
  • Considering the offensive firepower of both teams and the vulnerability of the starting pitchers, we anticipate a high-scoring affair with plenty of runs crossing the plate.

Pick: Over 9.5 Runs (-115)

 

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