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Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Guardians 9/23/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Cleveland Guardians (83-67) vs. Texas Rangers (65-84)
September 23, 2022 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers -116 / Cleveland Guardians -102; Over/Under: +7.5
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The Cleveland Guardians and Texas Rangers meet Friday in MLB action at Globe Life Field. The Cleveland Guardians look for a win after winning 7 of their last 8 games. The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games.

The Cleveland Guardians have scored 22 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 10 games. The Guardians have won 19 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Amed Rosario leads the Guardians with 168 hits and 67 RBI, while Steven Kwan and Jose Ramirez have combined for 308 hits and 161 RBI. Cody Morris gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 2.30 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. This will be Morris’ first career game against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Rangers have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nathaniel Lowe leads the Rangers with 168 hits and 72 RBI, while Marcus Semien and Adolis Garcia have combined for 295 hits and 172 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 3.80 ERA and 125 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s second career game against the Guardians.

The Guardians are 20-7 in their last 27 road games and 15-3 in their last 18 overall. The Rangers are 15-38 in their last 53 Friday games and 7-17 in their last 24 overall. The over is 4-1 in Guardians last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 home games. The Guardians are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Texas and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

Both offenses are swinging hot bats at the moment and this is a favorable pitching matchup to keep up the production. Cody Morris has just 15.2 career innings under his belt, so the jury is still out on him, while Jon Gray has pitched just 9.1 innings since August. The over have been popular trends for both teams this week. Reasonable total. Give me the over 7.5 runs.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Over 7.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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