Monday, May 20, 2024

Rangers vs. Braves odds, score prediction: 2024 MLB picks, Sunday Night Baseball best bets from proven model

The defending World Series champion Texas Rangers look to salvage the third and final game of their interleague series against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday Night Baseball. The Rangers (11-11) have been outscored 13-5 in the first two games of the series with Atlanta. The Braves (14-5), who are looking for their second consecutive series sweep, are 6-2 on their home field. Atlanta is second in MLB with 121 runs scored on the year, while Texas is tied for 10th with 108.

First pitch from Truist Park in Atlanta is set for 7:10 p.m. ET. Atlanta is a -159 favorite on the money line (risk $159 to win $100) in the latest Rangers vs. Braves odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total runs scored is 10. Before making any Braves vs. Rangers picks, be sure to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. It enters Week 4 of the 2024 MLB season on a profitable 104-82 run on top-rated MLB picks dating back to last season, and it has excelled on top-rated run-line picks during that span, going 18-6 (+766). Anybody following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rangers vs. Braves and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Braves vs. Rangers:

  • Rangers vs. Braves money line: Texas +134, Atlanta -159
  • Rangers vs. Braves over/under: 10 runs
  • Rangers vs. Braves run line: Atlanta -1.5 (+123)
  • TEX: The Rangers are 6-6 on the road this season
  • ATL: The Braves have a plus-37 run differential, best in the National League
  • Rangers vs. Braves picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Braves

Designated hitter Marcell Ozuna has been scorching the baseball to start the season but had his 17-game hitting streak snapped on Saturday. He has had six multiple-hit games, including three with three hits. In the series at Miami last week, he was 7-for-13 with a double, two homers, and eight RBI. For the season, he is hitting .338 with three doubles, eight homers, 24 RBI, and 14 runs scored.

Also swinging a hot bat is center fielder Michael Harris II. He was 3-for-5 with an RBI in Saturday’s 5-2 win over the Rangers, and is 5-for-9 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored in the series. He enters Sunday’s game with a four-game hitting streak and has hits in eight of nine. For the season, Harris is batting .309 with three doubles, one triple, three homers, and 10 RBI with 13 runs scored. See which team to pick here

Why you should back the Rangers

Right-hander Michael Lorenzen (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for Texas. In his first season with the Rangers, Lorenzen made his initial appearance on Monday at Detroit. He started and pitched five innings, allowing just three hits while striking out four in the victory. Lorenzen spent much of his career in the National League, pitching seven seasons in Cincinnati, and 11 games last season at Philadelphia. In 343 career games, including 70 starts, he has posted a 41-38 record with a 4.09 ERA.

Right fielder Adolis Garcia is among the Rangers’ top hitters. In 22 games, he is hitting .317 with six doubles, five homers, and 20 RBI. He is 3-for-8 with two doubles and two RBI in the series, including a 2-for-4 performance with a double on Saturday. He has a four-game hitting streak and has hits in nine of his last 11 games. In eight career games against Atlanta, he is batting .296 with a double, triple, four homers, and 12 RBI. See which team to pick here

How to make Braves vs. Rangers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 11.3 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Rangers vs. Braves, and which side of the money line should you back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that’s 104-82 on top-rated MLB picks, and find out.

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