An exciting interleague series concludes Wednesday night when the Atlanta Braves (26-16, 16-7 away) visit the Texas Rangers (16-16, 13-7 home). Both teams are first in their divisions and have at least three game leads over second place. Below is my MLB pick for the Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers.

Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers Betting Pick

The Pick: Texas Rangers +144

This game will be played at Globe Life Field at 8:05 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Why Bet the Texas Rangers:

✅ Texas has been hot of late having won eight of their last 11 games played.

✅ Against Atlanta, the Rangers have won 11 of their last 15 meetings.

✅ The Braves have been struggling having lost five of their last six games and four of their last five on the road.

Atlanta Braves Are Sliding

Atlanta has looked like the most dominant team in the National League, but they are in the middle of an American League road trip and have been struggling. The Braves were swept in Toronto over the weekend and have split the first two games of this current series. Atlanta opened the series with a dominant 12-0 win but were beaten 7-4 Tuesday night.

Spencer Strider is set to make his ninth start of the season and will look to continue his strong start to the year. The righty is 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 46.2 innings pitched.

The Braves have been balanced at the dish as Ronald Acuna Jr. is batting a team high .348 batting average, Matt Olson has hit 11 home runs, and Sean Murphy has knocked in 34 RBIs.

The Texas Rangers Look Like Real Contenders

Texas has been one of the more surprising teams this season and they are looking for a statement in this series. The Rangers are going for their fourth consecutive series win with a victory Wednesday night.

Nate Eovaldi is grabbing the ball for the ninth time this season and he has been good this year. The veteran has a 5-2 record to go along with his 2.70 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 53.1 innings pitched.

Adolis Garcia is mashing this season as he leads Texas with 11 home runs and 44 RBIs. Jonah Heim has a team high .313 batting average.