Texas Rangers vs Miami Marlins Prediction MLB Picks 5/31/24

Miami Marlins (20-37) vs Texas Rangers (27-29)

Game Info: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 7:10 pm (loanDepot park)

Sixto Sanchez (0-2) (6.25) vs Jose Urena (1-4) (3.53)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins +114 / Texas Rangers -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and the Miami Marlins meet Friday in MLB action from LoanDepot Park. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs Miami Marlins 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 Texas Rangers recent form and player performance

• The Miami Marlins recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Texas Rangers

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Miami Marlins

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

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

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers played the Minnesota Twins last weekend, then took on the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pair this week. Texas won Tuesday’s opener 4-2, and in the Wednesday matchup the Rangers powered out a 6-1 win. Starter Dane Dunning lasted 5.0 innings with three hits, four walks and no earned.

For the starter gig in the Friday opener the Rangers will send out Jose Urena. In his 14 games (four starts) this year Urena is 1-4 with a 3.53 ERA and 30 Ks in 43.1 innings. Urena is 40-73 with a 4.82 ERA in 213 career games (147 starts).

Miami Marlins Betting Preview

Over on the Marlins’ side, they played a three-game series versus the San Diego Padres this week. Miami lost a tough one 2-1 in the opener of that set, then fell in a shutout 4-0 on Tuesday. In the finale the Marlins powered out a 9-1 victory. Braxton Garrett finished with 5.0 innings in the start with one earned on six hits and no walks.

As starter for Friday’s game the Marlins will send out Sixto Sanchez. This year Sanchez is 0-3 with a 6.25 ERA over 13 games (six starts). He’s got 17 Ks in 31.2 innings. Sanchez is 3-5 with a 4.71 ERA in 20 career games (13 starts).

Rangers vs Marlins Injury Notes

Rangers 3B Josh Jung (wrist) has resumed hitting.

Marlins SP Edward Cabrera (shoulder) has been playing catch this week.

Total Runs Facts

  • Six of the Marlins' last seven night games against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Five of the Rangers' last six games against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last five night games between the Rangers and Marlins.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rangers' last three games against National League opponents.

Miami Marlins Player Prop Facts

  • Josh Bell has recorded a Double in three of his four previous appearances against the Rangers after not playing the previous day.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one Single in eight of the Marlins' last nine games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Josh Bell has hit a home run in three of his last 10 home appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Josh Bell has recorded at least one RBI in three of the Marlins' last four games at LoanDepot Park against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one hit in 16 of his last 17 appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one total base in 16 of his last 17 appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Christian Bethancourt has scored a run in four of his last five home appearances after not playing the previous day.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Rangers' last eight road games.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Corey Seager has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine appearances against the Marlins.
  • Corey Seager has hit a home run in each of his last four appearances with the Rangers against NL opponents.
  • Corey Seager has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against NL opponents.

Texas Rangers vs Miami Marlins Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Rangers. Probably not touching this one, though. Urena hasn’t been too bad over his last three starts, but he’s just 0-2 to show for it. In that trio Urena has six earned runs in a total span of 17.2 innings. As for Sanchez, he’s 0-2 in his last pair with seven earned in 9.0 innings.

On Wednesday in their last outing, the Rangers got a pretty good offensive effort with eight team hits. Everybody but Travis Jankowski (0-for-4) either got on base or had an RBI. The pen was pretty solid as well with just one earned in 4.0 innings among five different pitchers. I like the Rangers to keep things rolling Friday.

Andrew’s Pick Texas Rangers -135

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