Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 5/14/24

Texas Rangers (22-20) vs Cleveland Guardians (25-16)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Jack Leiter (0-0) (12.91) vs Ben Lively (1-2) (2.63)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -118 / Cleveland Guardians +100 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Guardians and the Texas Rangers meet Tuesday in MLB action from Globe Life Field. Here’s a Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers prediction. This will be the second 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 played the Chicago White Sox in their weekend series and didn’t do very well. Cleveland lost the first three installments of that set before a 7-0 win on Sunday. In the Monday matchup versus Texas the Guardians scored all their runs in the final two innings during a 7-0 victory. Starting pitcher Tanner Bibee finished with 5.1 clean frames, three hits and two walks.

In the starting pitcher role for Cleveland Tuesday, it’ll be Ben Lively. This year over his five starts Lively is 1-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 26 Ks in 27.1 innings. Lively is 9-19 with a 4.77 ERA in 50 games (37 starts).

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

Over on the Rangers’ side, they took on the Rockies in their weekend set. Texas lost all three of those games 4-2, 8-3 and 3-1 for a sweep. In the Monday matchup versus Cleveland, the Rangers gave up eight team hits overall and four runs in the eighth inning alone. Michael Lorenzen managed 7.0 clean frames in the start with one hit, four Ks and four walks.

As starter for Tuesday’s matchup the Rangers are going with Jack Leiter. This year over two starts (the first two starts of his career), Leiter has a 12.91 ERA without a decision and six Ks in 7.2 innings.

Guardians vs Rangers Injury Notes

Rangers LF Evan Carter (back) was out of the lineup for Sunday’s finale versus the Rockies.

Why the Cleveland Guardians will win

  • The Guardians have won eight of their last nine games as underdogs against the Rangers following a win.
  • The Rangers have lost four of their last five games as favorites.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line each of their last eight games at Globe Life Field against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Guardians have covered the run line in seven of their last eight road games against American League opponents that held a winning record.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Adolis Garcia has hit a home run in three of the Rangers' last four games at Globe Life Field against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Leody Taveras has scored at least one run in seven of the Rangers' last eight games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Rangers' last seven games at Globe Life Field against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances with the Rangers as favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances with the Rangers as favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded a Double in each of the Rangers' last three games as favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rangers' last six games as favorites against AL opponents.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Andres Gimenez has recorded at least one hit in each of the Guardians' last eight games as underdogs against AL West opponents.
  • Ramon Laureano has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last six appearances with his team as an underdog against the Rangers.
  • Andres Gimenez has recorded a Double in each of the Guardians' last three games against AL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Andres Gimenez has scored at least one run in five of his last six appearances against the Rangers after playing the previous day.
  • Jose Ramirez has hit a home run in three of the Guardians' last six night games.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Guardians' last four night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in each of the Guardians' last six games as underdogs against the Rangers.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Texas Rangers rank T4th in the league for RBI's this season (195).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 27th in the league for walks allowed this season (160).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 6th in the league for ERA this season (3.35).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 6th in the league for home runs allowed this season (36).

Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Guardians. Probably not touching this one, though. Lively is coming off a sketchy loss versus the White Sox on May 9. In that one he put up three earned on eight hits and three walks in 5.2 innings. Lively had a good run prior to that however, giving up two earned in 10.1 innings over two starts.

On Monday the Guardians didn’t really get going until the last couple of innings, spurred by Jose Ramirez’s two hits, two walks and four RBI. The pitching staff was pretty great across the board in an impressive victory. Cleveland should have a decent shot at keeping it going on Tuesday.

Andrew’s Pick Cleveland Guardians +100

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