Texas Rangers at Philadelphia Phillies Betting Pick

The Texas Rangers are on the road at the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday for the first of a three game series. The Texas Rangers are 24-24 on the season, and second in the American League West. The Rangers are coming off a home loss on Sunday to the Los Angeles Angels. Texas are 1.5 games behind the Mariners in the divisional race.

For the Philadelphia Phillies, they are running away with the National League East Division early. The Phillies are five games ahead of the Atlanta Braves. Philadelphia is 20 games over .500 on the season with a 34-14 record on the season. The Phillies are coming off a home sweep over Washington.

The Philadelphia Phillies are -155 in this game over Texas. The total for the affair is set at 7.5 runs.

Slow Starting Rangers

After winning the World Series a season ago, the Rangers have gotten off to a relatively slow start this season. The Rangers are still Top 10 in runs scored with 4.6 per game. The pitching has not been great, as they are allowing teams to score 4.5 per game. Teams are hitting .227 against them on the season.

Back to the offense, Adolis Garcia continues to be an elite hitter. The slugger is hitting just .251 on the season, but has clubbed 11 homeruns. Marcus Semien has nine homeruns on the season and 11 doubles.

Jon Gray will get the baseball for the Texas Rangers. Gray is 2-1 on the season with a 2.08 earned run average. He is making his 10th start of the season. He has thrown 52 innings, and struck out 52 batters on the season. Gray went 6.1 innings in his last start, and allowed 4 hits.

Red Hot Phillies

Philadelphia has been great on both sides of the baseball. That is why they are 20 games over .500. Philadelphia leads the league with more than 5.3 runs per game. The Phillies have a team batting average of .258 on the season, which is second in the league. Philadelphia has crunched 54 homeruns on the season.

Bryce Harper is the leading home run hitter for the Phillies. Harper has clubbed 10 homeruns on the season. Alec Bohm has been strong for Philadelphia, with a team high 18 doubles, while Kyle Schwarber adds 9 homeruns, and 36 runs scored.

Ranger Suarez will get the nod for Philadelphia. In the first months of the season, Suarez has been a contender for National League Cy Young. He is 8-0 with a 1.37 earned run average on the season. Suarez is making his 10th start of the season. He has thrown 59 innings, and struck out 58 batters this season.

Phillies Keep Winning

Ranger Suarez is tough to beat right now. We look for the beat to keep going. The Philadelphia Phillies win another of his starts, and he moves to 9-0 on the season. Ranger beats the Rangers.

We like the Philadelphia Phillies -155 over the Texas Rangers. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your Major League Baseball betting!

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