Braves Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 30, 2022

Written By Staff on April 30, 2022

The Atlanta Braves (10-11) will look to Austin Riley, who is currently on a two-game home run streak, when they take on the Texas Rangers (6-14) and Corey Seager, who has also hit home runs in two games in a row. The game begins at 7:05 PM ET on Saturday at Globe Life Field. Atlanta (-118 to win) has Bryce Elder starting things off, while Texas (+100) will send out Dane Dunning.

The insights in what follows reference odds valid as of April 30, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Braves vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Elder (ATL) Pitcher Dunning (TEX)
1 – 2 W/L 0 – 1
14.2 IP 18.1
4.30 ERA 4.91
1.705 WHIP 1.636
6.7 K/9 9.3
6.7 BB/9 3.9

Braves Probable Starter Bryce Elder

  • The Braves are sending Elder (1-2) to the mound to make his fourth start of the season. He is 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA and 11 strikeouts through 14 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the righty threw 4 2/3 innings against the Miami Marlins, allowing two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • The 22-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.30, with 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in three games this season. Opposing hitters have a .000 batting average against him.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has a collective .222 batting average, and is 19th in the league with 149 total hits and 13th in MLB action with 86 runs scored. It has the 22nd-ranked slugging percentage (.341) and ranks 15th in home runs (18) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 30, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Probable Starter Dane Dunning

  • Dunning (0-1) will take the mound for the Rangers, his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 4.91, a 2.375 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.636 in four games this season.
  • The Braves rank 15th in MLB with 85 runs scored this season. They have a .234 batting average this campaign with 28 home runs (second in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 30, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves have won 50% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (7-7).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -118 or shorter, Atlanta has a 7-7 record (winning 50% of its games).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Braves a 54.1% chance to win.
  • In the 21 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Atlanta, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-10-1).
  • The Braves have a 9-12-0 record ATS this season.
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Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have been underdogs in 16 games this season and won five (31.2%) of those contests.
  • Texas has a record of 5-7 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +100 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Rangers, based on the moneyline, is 50%.
  • Games involving Texas have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in eight of 20 chances this season.
  • In 20 games with a spread this season, the Rangers are 9-11-0 ATS.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Riley is leading the Braves with 22 hits, while batting .282 with seven doubles, six home runs and nine walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Riley’s batting average ranks 50th, his on-base percentage ranks 39th, and he is seventh in the league in slugging.
  • Ozzie Albies is hitting .222 with four doubles, six home runs and 10 walks.
  • Among the qualifying players, Albies ranks 110th in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage, and 28th in slugging.
  • Matt Olson is batting .308 with nine doubles, two home runs and 15 walks. He has an on-base percentage of .415 and a slugging percentage of .500. Both lead the Braves.
  • Marcell Ozuna is batting .268 with five doubles, four home runs and four walks.

Braves Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcell Ozuna 82 .268 8 4 10 .307 .783
Ozzie Albies 81 .222 10 6 11 .316 .810
Austin Riley 78 .282 12 6 12 .371 .974
Matt Olson 78 .308 11 2 6 .415 .915
Adam Duvall 72 .181 7 1 10 .250 .528
Dansby Swanson 71 .211 8 1 7 .291 .643
Travis d’Arnaud 55 .327 10 2 8 .351 .842
Orlando Arcia 26 .269 1 0 5 .375 .721
Guillermo Heredia 23 .130 4 1 2 .231 .535
Travis Demeritte 18 .389 4 2 2 .450 1.228

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Adolis Garcia has 15 hits, which leads Texas hitters this season, while batting .203 with eight extra-base hits.
  • Of all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Garcia ranks 131st in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage and 72nd in slugging percentage.
  • Seager is batting .256 with a .385 slugging percentage and 11 RBI this year.
  • Seager’s batting average is 74th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 112th, and he is 91st in slugging.
  • Nate Lowe has a team-best OPS of .789, fueled by a slash line of .325/.373/.416 this season.
  • Marcus Semien has no home runs, but six RBI and a batting average of .165 this season.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 79 .165 10 0 6 .236 .464
Corey Seager 78 .256 9 3 11 .298 .683
Nate Lowe 77 .325 6 1 9 .373 .789
Adolis García 74 .203 13 4 14 .282 .701
Mitch Garver 62 .177 6 2 5 .278 .552
Andy Ibáñez 55 .255 6 1 5 .268 .613
Kole Calhoun 52 .173 1 0 1 .204 .396
Brad Miller 51 .196 4 2 10 .222 .555
Willie Calhoun 44 .136 7 1 2 .283 .556
Nick Solak 35 .229 7 2 3 .308 .708

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