Texas Rangers vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

04 / 19 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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An appealing MLB betting opportunity awaits as the Texas Rangers (11-9) kick off a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (12-5) on Friday, April 19 at 7:20 PM ET. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook offers the Braves as moderate favorites with a moneyline at -208.

When: April 19, 2024 at 7:20 PM ET

Where: Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia

Watch: Apple TV+

Texas Rangers Preview

The Rangers seek another victory to add to their current two-game win streak and improve upon their 3-2 record in their last five games. Their latest success was a 9-7 triumph over the Detroit Tigers, with two runs coming late in the game to help seal it for the Rangers.

Andrew Heaney (0-2) takes the mound, but is not the most appealing prospect in this situation. His 6.75 ERA is concerning, especially since they have a 3.97 ERA as a team and are slightly better in that regard compared to the Braves.

Their offense thrives with Adolis Garcia, who is the face of their home runs (5), RBIs (18), and leads with a batting average at .311. His performance will help dictate the flow of the game for the Rangers.

They are averaging .262 at the plate and getting on base at .336. They have a slugging percentage at .399, with Garcia helping out with a .568 rating of his own.

Defensively, they are keeping opponents down to an average of .225 at the plate. With their starting pitcher in this game, this average might be difficult to maintain.

Atlanta Braves Preview

The Braves have successfully won their last four games. They completed the series sweep against the Houston Astros, with their most recent success being a 5-4 performance in extra innings.

Chris Sale (1-1) will be on the mound for this matchup, with an ERA at 4.58. While this is slightly better than his matchup against Heaney, he cannot afford any mistakes since the team has an ERA at 4.41. 

Orlando Arcia continues to shine with a batting average at .377. In addition, Marcell Ozuna chimes in and leads with eight home runs and 23 RBIs. If they both have success at the plate, the. Raves are tough to beat.

The Braves have an impressive .294 batting average. They also do well with getting on base at .358 and have a powerful slugging percentage at .484. In their words, they are great offensively.

They need to work on defense a bit, as they allow opponents to stay within reach with a batting average at .248. If they can keep the Rangers from getting a momentum at the plate, they should have a good shot at winning.

Betting Odds

ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook has you covered for the latest MLB betting opportunities. The Atlanta Braves are favored to win, with market analysis indicating they have a 66.8 percent chance of succeeding.

Texas Rangers: +161

Run Line: +1.5 (-122)

Atlanta Braves: -208

Run Line: -1.5 (-104)

Total Runs: Over 9.5 (-116), Under 9.5 (-110)

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