The series between the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Guardians will begin today. The Rangers, currently 25-28, are coming off a series loss to the Seattle Mariners. Still under .500 this season, the Rangers need to find a way to get a few wins under their belt.
Unfortunately, they’re playing a pretty tough team in the Cleveland Guardians. However, the Rangers have a few advantages.
The Cleveland Guardians, who are 24-25, have won four of their last five games. With things looking up for the Guardians, they can begin to work towards getting over .500.
Today, they’ll have the chance to even up their record with a win over the Rangers. Cleveland comes in as narrow favorites in this game, which is no surprise. The question is, will they come out on top especially as we have this in our MLB Computer picks.
Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Guardians Game Preview
The Rangers have done a few things pretty well this season. For example, they have a slight edge over the Guardians in terms of runs this season.
On the mound tonight is Jon Gray, who has a record of 1-2 this season. Gray also has an ERA of 4.83, which hurts the Rangers’ chances of winning this game. As a team, Texas has a batting average of .231.
The Cleveland Guardians have the edge over the Rangers in a few categories. Obviously, they have an edge in terms of recent wins and momentum.
They also lead them in team batting average at .245. Getting the starting nod as the pitcher tonight is Cal Quantrill, who has a slightly better record than Gray. Quantrill is 2-3 this season with an ERA of 3.52.
Moneyline: Cleveland Guardians -110
Interestingly enough, this game is almost even in terms of the Moneyline. At the moment, the Guardians have the edge at -110; however, the Rangers are -106. Although the better odds are with the Rangers, the Guardians are more likely to win this one.
They’ve got the better pitcher on the mound and better batters. They also have a ton of momentum heading into this game.
The Total: Under 9 Runs (-110)
This one is kind of a tough game to call in terms of how many runs will be scored. Each of these teams has been known to put up quite a bit of runs. However, with Quantrill on the mound, we think the Rangers will have trouble scoring.
We think most of the runs will be scored by the Guardians. Still, we think this game will end somewhere around 5-3 in favor of Cleveland.
To Record 2+ Hits: Jose Ramirez (+190)
This is a great pick to tack on to your ticket if you’re looking to get better odds. Jose Ramirez leads the Cleveland Guardians in nearly every batting category.
At the plate, he has a batting average of .291 and has put up 14 home runs this year. You can also add his RBI bet at +110, considering he’s hit 53 already this season.
Cal Quantrill Strikeouts: 4+ Strikeouts (-290)
Quantrill hasn’t thrown many strikeouts this season, but this could be a good night for him. The Rangers batters have struggled lately, and Quantrill has already thrown 33 this season. He should be able to put up at least four strikeouts in this one.