Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 5/13/24

Texas Rangers (22-19) vs Cleveland Guardians (24-16)

Game Info: Monday, May 13, 2024 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Michael Lorenzen (2-2) (4.66) vs Tanner Bibee (2-1) (4.91)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -120 / Cleveland Guardians +102 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Guardians and the Texas Rangers meet Monday in MLB action from Globe Life Field. Here’s a Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Cleveland Guardians recent form and player performance

• The Texas Rangers recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Cleveland Guardians

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Texas Rangers

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Guardians and Rangers

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Guardians vs Rangers game

Cleveland Guardians Betting Preview

The Guardians took on the Chicago White Sox in their weekend series. That set went pretty well, as Cleveland lost the first trio of games 3-2, 6-3 and 3-1. On Sunday in the finale the Guardians scored three times in both the fourth and sixth innings on the way to a 7-0 blowout win. Logan Allen managed 6.0 clean frames on six hits and one walk in the starting role.

In the starting pitcher role for the Guardians on Monday it’ll be Tanner Bibee. Over his eight starts this year Bibee is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 44 Ks in 40.1 innings of work. Bibee is 12-5 with a 3.41 ERA in 33 career starts.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

Over on the Rangers’ side, they took on the Colorado Rockies in their weekend series. Texas lost 4-2 in the Friday opener of that set, then took another loss 8-3 on Saturday. In the Sunday finale the Rangers had a 9-7 hits advantage in a 3-1 loss. Jose Urena managed 6.2 innings in the start with two earned on six hits and a walk.

As starter for Monday’s opener, the Rangers are going with Michael Lorenzen. This year Lorenzen is 2-2 with a 4.66 ERA and 23 Ks over 29.0 innings in five starts. Lorenzen has a career record of 42-40 with a 4.14 ERA in 347 games (74 starts).

Guardians vs Rangers Injury Notes

Rangers SP Max Scherzer (back) revealed Friday that he received a cortisone injection in his right thumb on Wednesday. Scherzer is on the 15-day Injured List.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Rangers' last six home games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one Double in five of his last six appearances with the Rangers as favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Leody Taveras has scored at least one run in each of the Rangers' last six games against AL opponents.
  • Adolis Garcia has hit a home run in five of the Rangers' last six home games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rangers' last six games against AL opponents.
  • Michael Lorenzen has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances with his team as a favorite against AL opponents .

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Josh Naylor has hit a home run in three of the Guardians' last four night games.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Guardians' last four road games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ramon Laureano has scored at least one run in each of his last four road appearances against the Rangers after playing the previous day.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in each of the Guardians' last seven games against the Rangers.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ramon Laureano has recorded a Double in each of his last five appearances against the Rangers after playing the previous day.
  • Ramon Laureano has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last seven appearances against the Rangers.
  • Josh Naylor ranks T4th in the league in Home Runs (11) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Texas Rangers rank T3rd in the league for runs scored this season (205).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 3rd in the league for hits this season (370).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 3rd in the league for strikeouts this season (369).
  • The Cleveland Guardians are one of only 4 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both steals and home runs this season.

Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Prediction

I might take a stab on the Rangers here. Probably staying away in reality, though. Most of that is due to Bibee’s last couple of starts. In that pair he’s 0-1 with 10 earned runs surrendered in 9.0 total innings on 13 hits and one walk. Bibee did have a good outing versus the Braves on April 27 though, going 7.0 clean frames in a no-decision.

On Sunday the Rangers didn’t play too badly overall; they just couldn’t cash in on the opportunities they had on offense. Texas should be pretty comfortable coming back home after the trip, and I think they’ve got a good shot Monday.

Andrew’s Pick Texas Rangers -120

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