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    Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Atlanta Braves (26-15) into a matchup with Jonah Heim and the Texas Rangers (25-16) on Tuesday at 8:05 PM ET at Globe Life Field. Acuna is hitting .344, the second-best batting average in the majors, for the favored Braves (-112), and Heim is 10th in MLB play with a .313 batting average this season for the underdog Rangers (-107). Jared Shuster starts for Atlanta, and Dane Dunning is Texas’ choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Braves vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -112 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Rangers?

    • TV Channel: BSSW

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves average 1.7 home runs per game to rank third in MLB play with 69 total home runs.
    • Atlanta’s .258 batting average is 10th-best in MLB.
    • The Braves rank second in baseball with a .339 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta’s 9.0 strikeouts per game rank 19th in baseball.
    • The Braves average 2.0 homers per game when playing away from home this season (44 total in road outings).
    • Atlanta has a .499 slugging percentage and is averaging 4.0 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club averages 9.1 hits per game and is batting .265 on the road this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Acuna leads Atlanta in OBP (.436), slugging percentage (.588) and total hits (55) this season. He has a .344 batting average.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, his batting average ranks second, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is fifth in slugging.
    • Acuna hopes to build on a six-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .308 with a double, three home runs, seven walks and six RBI.
    • Sean Murphy is hitting .268 with nine doubles, nine home runs and 21 walks. He’s slugging .561 with an on-base percentage of .404.
    • Among qualified hitters, he is 66th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 10th in slugging percentage.
    • Matt Olson is batting .227 with a .500 slugging percentage and 30 RBI this year.
    • Ozzie Albies is batting .264 with a .301 OBP and 30 RBI for Atlanta this season.
    • Albies enters this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .150 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers rank ninth in Major League Baseball with 53 home runs.
    • Texas ranks fifth in MLB with a .265 team batting average.
    • The Rangers are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fifth with an OBP of .336.
    • Texas ranks 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.3 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.6 home runs per game in their 19 home contests this season.
    • Texas has a team slugging percentage of .475 in home games this season with 66 extra-base hits.
    • In 19 home games this season, they have a batting average of .274 while averaging 9.2 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien has an on-base percentage of .382 and a slugging percentage of .479. Both lead the Rangers. He’s batting .297.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he is 28th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 22nd and he is 50th in slugging.
    • Semien takes a six-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 outings he is batting .333 with a double, two home runs, five walks and nine RBI.
    • Adolis Garcia is hitting .250 with six doubles, 10 home runs and 15 walks. He’s slugging .487 with an on-base percentage of .312.
    • He is 97th in batting average, 120th in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Heim has racked up 40 hits, a team-high for the Rangers.
    • Nate Lowe is hitting .259 with 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 20 walks.

    Braves vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Jared Shuster (ATL) Pitcher Dane Dunning (TEX)
    0 – 0 W/L 3 – 0
    0 IP 31.1
    0.00 ERA 1.72
    0.000 WHIP 0.862
    0 K/9 5.5
    0 BB/9 2.0

    Braves vs. Rangers Injury Updates

    • Braves: Ehire Adrianza: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Lucas Luetge: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Rangers: Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Travis Jankowski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Jacob deGrom: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Braves and Rangers (Last 10 Games)


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