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Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 5-13-24 Picks

Cleveland Guardians (25-16) vs. Texas Rangers (22-20)
May 13, 2024 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers -120 / Cleveland Guardians +102; Over/Under: +9
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The Cleveland Guardians and Texas Rangers meet Monday in MLB game 1 action at Globe Life Field. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction.

Cleveland Guardians Betting Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 25-16 this season after wins over the Tigers and White Sox. The Texas Rangers have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Texas Rangers have won 4 of their last 5 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Steven Kwan leads the Cleveland Guardians with 47 hits and 11 RBI, while Josh Naylor and Jose Ramirez have combined for 77 hits and 63 RBI.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Texas Rangers are 22-20 this season after losses to the Athletics and Rockies. The Texas Rangers have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their last 8 games. The Texas Rangers have lost 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Marcus Semien leads the Texas Rangers with 51 hits and 29 RBI, while Adolis Garcia and Jonah Heim have combined for 78 hits and 57 RBI.

Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Pitching Matchup

Tanner Bibee gets the ball for the Cleveland Guardians, and he is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Bibee has allowed 13 hits and 10 runs in his last 9 innings. Bibee has a 2.11 ERA and .225 allowed batting average in 21.1 road innings. Bibee is 0-0 with a 2.38 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Texas Rangers.

Michael Lorenzen gets the ball for the Texas Rangers, and he is 2-2 with a 4.66 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Lorenzen has allowed 13 hits and 7 runs in his last 12 innings. Lorenzen has a 7.50 ERA and .286 allowed batting average in 6 home innings. Lorenzen is 2-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Cleveland Guardians.

Why the Texas Rangers will win

  • The home team has won each of the last six games between the Guardians and Rangers.
  • The Guardians have lost each of their last five road games following a win.
  • The Guardians have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six night games following a win.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line in seven of their last eight night games against the Guardians following a road loss.
  • The Rangers have led after 5 innings in each of their last six Monday games against opponents that held a winning record.

Why the Cleveland Guardians will win

  • The Rangers have lost eight of their last nine games as favorites against the Guardians following a loss.
  • The Guardians have won eight of their last nine games as underdogs against the Rangers following a win.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line each of their last seven home games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Guardians have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games as underdogs against AL West opponents.
  • The Rangers have lost the first inning in each of their last three home games against American League opponents.
  • The Rangers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four home games against American League opponents.
  • The Guardians have led after 5 innings in six of their last seven games as underdogs against AL West opponents.

Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction

While capable of better stuff, Tanner Bibee and Michael Lorenzen are off to rough starts in the month of May, and these are offenses that won’t make a turnaround that easy. Both the Rangers and Guardians can put up crooked numbers in a hurry. Michael Lorenzen hasn’t been good at home, despite the small sample size. The total is more than reasonable. We could easily see some fireworks on this fine Monday night. I’ll bank on both pitchers struggling yet again, and I’ll lean toward the over 7 runs in this Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Over 9

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