Rangers vs Braves Odds, Pick | MLB Sunday Night Baseball Prediction

Rangers vs Braves Odds, Pick | MLB Sunday Night Baseball Prediction article feature image

Via Kevin D. Lyles/Getty Images. Pictured: Matt Olson #28 of the Atlanta Braves hits a home run during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Truist Park on April 5, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rangers vs Braves Odds | MLB Sunday Night Baseball

Sunday, April 21
7:10 p.m. ET
Texas Rangers Odds
MoneylineOver/UnderRun Line
-105o / -115u
Atlanta Braves Odds
MoneylineOver/UnderRun Line
-105o / -115u
Odds via bet365. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.

The Atlanta Braves look to complete the sweep — and extend their winning streak to seven games — on MLB Sunday Night Baseball against the Texas Rangers. The Rangers offense has yet to get going in this Interleague series, but there is optimism the tide will turn tonight.

Braves rookie right-hander Darius Vines will take on Rangers veteran Michael Lorenzen, who is getting his second start of the season after beginning the year on the injured list.

Rangers vs Braves odds have the Braves listed as -165 favorites on the moneyline with an over/under of 10. Let's dive into my Rangers vs Braves pick and Sunday Night Baseball prediction.

Check out our MLB Betting Hub for more previews from today's slate.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers need to get their bats going to avoid the sweep, as the Braves offense has been relentless throughout the series. Marcus Semien, Corey Seager and Adolis Garcia have had mediocre series thus far, so they'll look to punish the rookie right-hander.

Lorenzen was sharp in his first start of the season, but now he faces arguably the best offense in the National League. Current Braves hitters are 22-80 against him lifetime, but Matt Olson and Orlando Arcia have combined for four home runs and 15 RBIs.

Lorenzen is not a very good starter, as he finished last season with a putrid 6.5 K/9 and nearly 3.0 BB/9 over 153 IP. He may have thrown scoreless baseball in the first start, but he finished the start with a 5.10 xFIP.

It is tough to envision Lorenzen holding down the fort, but as of Sunday morning, nobody seems to give the Rangers a shot to win tonight. I cannot back the Rangers because of Lorenzen, but we'll see a strong effort from the bats tonight.

Atlanta Braves

Vines is one of many promising pitching prospects in the Braves' minor league system who will get multiple opportunities due to the season-ending injury to Spencer Strider. Tonight, he faces a much taller task against the defending world champs.

Vines could not get through five innings in his first career start as he was struggling with his control. In the minor leagues, Vines had difficulty controlling his pitches and often walked many batters.

This lack of control could be detrimental against a strong Rangers offense. Although I have concerns about Vines, the Braves have a talented offense that is capable of winning the game outright.

However, if Vines struggles early, the Braves could find themselves in a difficult situation. Despite this, their offense should provide enough run support for them to have a chance at victory tonight.

Before making your Sunday Night Baseball bets, register with Action Network's DraftKings promo code today for a sign-up offer!

Rangers vs. Braves

Betting Pick & Prediction

I expect a high-scoring affair on Sunday Night Baseball. The market implies that both of these offenses should have their way with the opposing starting pitcher, and I think we're in for a night full of fireworks.

Vines has the potential to pitch a good game, but his lack of control and inability to keep the ball on the ground gives me plenty of reason to think the Rangers bats wake up tonight.

Lorenzen is not a quality starting pitcher, so the Braves will have no issues contributing to the total. Sit back and enjoy the offensive showcase on Sunday night.

Pick: Over 10 (-105 | Play to -115)

How would you rate this article?

This site contains commercial content. We may be compensated for the links provided on this page. The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Action Network makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information given or the outcome of any game or event.