Atlanta (13-5) just keeps on rolling, pushing their current win streak up to five games following an 8-3 victory over the Rangers (11-10) on Friday in the series opener at Truist Park. Despite the Braves success with the second most wins in baseball, they still hold only a two game lead in the NL East as the Phillies and Mets have won their last 9 games combined. Texas could be getting weary as they’re nearing the end of a 10 game road swing.

Before Betting on April 20 Rangers vs Braves

Travis d’Arnaud had a huge Friday night, belting out 3HRs including a Grand Slam while finishing with 6 RBI. The Braves were efficient as they only had 6 hits to produce their 8 runs, with Michael Harris II adding a HR and Marcell Ozuna stretching his MLB leading hit streak to 17 games.

The Rangers have gone 4-4 on their current road trip being led largely by Marcus Semien who is 5 for his last 10 with 2 HR. Texas is an over .500 team on the road, but unfortunately for them Atlanta only has two losses at home on the season.

Nathan Eovaldi (1-1, 2.92) takes the ball for the Rangers on Saturday trying to even up the series. He’s had a great start to the season, but needs a bounce back outing after giving up 8 hits and 5ER on Sunday in a loss to the Astros. Eovaldi had allowed just 3ER over his first three starts (18.2 IP) of the season.

Charlie Morton (1-0, 5.29 ERA) also needs a rebound outing after allowing 10ER over his last two starts (11.1 IP). Morton has dominated Texas slugger Corey Seager in his career (1-12, .083) but he has had his share of struggles against Semien (.375).

Texas vs Atlanta Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Moneyline Total Point Spread
BetOnline TEXAS (2.30) | BRAVES (1.70) 9 TEXAS +1.5 (1.64) | BRAVES -1.5 (2.35)
MyBookie TEXAS (2.25) | BRAVES (1.65) 9 TEXAS +1.5 (1.63) | BRAVES -1.5 (2.29)
BetUS TEXAS (2.31) | BRAVES (1.68) 9 TEXAS +1.5 (1.62) | BRAVES -1.5 (2.40) TEXAS (2.30) | BRAVES (1.70) 9 TEXAS +1.5 (1.64) | BRAVES -1.5 (2.35)
XBet TEXAS (2.25) | BRAVES (1.65) 9 TEXAS +1.5 (1.63) | BRAVES -1.5 (2.29)

April 20 Rangers vs Braves MLB Prediction & Pick

Atlanta was a 1.48 favorite on Friday night so their price has improved quite a bit here. Does that mean Texas gets the win? It’s hard to back the Braves with the way Morton has pitched the last two times out, but the Atlanta offense is so dialed in right now it’s hard to go against them also. This looks like a play on the total. 

Pick: Over 9