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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Texas Rangers

May 23, 2024

The Texas Rangers (24-26) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (36-14) in the finale of their three-game series on Thursday, May 23 at 1:05 PM ET at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies are favored to finish the sweep and have a run line at -1.5 (-105).

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers have lost their last three games, including a loss to the Los Angeles Angels, as they head into Game 3 of this series. Game 2's 11-4 blowout against the Phillies was their latest defeat, placing them in a precarious position for a sweep.

Andrew Heaney (0-5) will be attempting his first win of the season on the mound, where he currently has an ERA of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.23. The team averages 4.16, so he is a bit above average.

Adolis Garcia leads their offense with 11 home runs and 35 RBIs. Josh Smith is appealing with his.286 batting average, as well as his.379 on base percentage and.422 slugging percentage.

The Rangers have a batting average of.246, but they also beat their opponents by.228. This is a solid separation between the two averages, and it might be enough to make the difference here.

Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

The Phillies are hoping for their second consecutive series sweep and have won their last five games. They took care of the Washington Nationals in their Mast series, and they're hoping for more here.
Game 1 was much closer with a 5-2 finish, but their offense came alive in Game 2.

Zack Wheeler (5-3) will get the start and has an ERA of 2.52 and a WHIP of 0.97. Compared to their team average of 3.17, he is a bright spot for their success.

Offensively, Alec Bohm leads them with a.330 batting average and 46 RBIs. Bryce Harper leads them with 12 home runs. Together, they have a great opportunity to push the lead early.

The Phillies are average. The Phillies are scoring 258 runs at the plate and providing opponents with 223 runs in return. 223 in return. This separation is appealing and will likely play a role in the game. With strong numbers on both sides of the field, they have a great shot at success.

Odds, series trends, and free picks

MyBookie offers the odds for this Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies showdown, with the Phillies favored to succeed. According to market analysis, the Phillies have a 72.1 percent chance at success.

The Phillies have consistently stayed ahead of the Rangers in both games so far, with their most recent showing being the 11-4 rout. Look for the Phillies to complete the sweep and win by at least two runs.

Final Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (-105)