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Tommy Hanson out to silence Rangers bats in MLB contest

Texas RangersAtlanta Braves
June 17, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Texas Rangers vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Texas Rangers will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Braves in Atlanta at Turner Field on Friday in baseball action.

The Braves will rely on Tommy Hanson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Colby Lewis will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Tommy Hanson is 8-4 this season, and Colby Lewis is 5-7.

View Texas vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as -155 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 2 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 3 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Texas was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at +103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas got a 10-strikeout performance from C.J. Wilson but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 3-2 loss at the hands of New York on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 9-8 winner as they battled the Mets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -133 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mets on Thursday as the Braves defeated them 9-8 at Turner Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Rangers at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Texas is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Atlanta is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Texas
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Atlanta, Saturday, June 18