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MLB Betting Pick & Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Texas Rangers - May 24, 2023

May 24, 2023

The Texas Rangers complete their three-game set against the Pirates with the finale Wednesday afternoon inside PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. The first pitch is slated for an early 12:35 pm start. The Rangers have played very well this season and so far have surprised many experts.The Rangers are -117 for Wednesday's afternoon clash.Texas Rangers Betting PreviewThe Rangers (30-18) will look to win the series today and they have won four of five and five of six games overall as they now sit 12 games over .500 after many expected them to have a down season. They have had some nice runs and stretches and are a serious threat to win a stacked AL West division.Of course, they will have to find a way as the season goes on to hold off the defending World Series champion Houston Astros, but so far they have shown they are a very resilient team. On offense, they are paced by veteran right fielder Adolis Garcia who has had a nice breakout season. He has already clubbed 14 home runs and is on pace to pass his mark of 27 last season.They will send out Martin Perez, who has pitched very well and will be looking to notch his six win of the season and move to 6-1.Pittsburgh Pirates Betting PreviewThe Pirates (25-23) got off to a very good start and then they started to fade and now find themselves trying to stop the bleeding. They have dropped three of four and eight of 12 overall as they now sit just two games over .500.They were hitting early on in the season and that was one of the main reasons they were winning games as they raced out to a great start. The bats have gone cold and their pitching has not been able to bail them out. They will send out 25-year-old Johan Oviedo, as the Cuban hurler looks to move to 4-3 on the season.On offense, the Pirates are led by left fielder Bryan Reyolds who has had a solid season, as he has hit six home runs to go along with 29 runs batted in and he is hitting around .260 on the season. The Pirates have some vets in their lineup and they just need to get back to that level of consistency. If they can find that magic touch in their bats like they had earlier in the season and start hitting, they should be able to score some runs and bail out their starters more. They also need to show some patience at the plate too, as they are swinging at some bad pitches. Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick The Pirates are 2-3 in their last five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the spread and 15-9 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in three of their last five games and 13 of their last 24 games at home. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last five games and 4-1 in their last five games against the number and 15-9 in their road games against the number too. The totals have gone over in three of their last five games. Persian Pick: Texas Rangers -117