Guardians vs Rangers Picks and Prediction – 5/16/2024

By: Dylan Hellebrand |

Last Updated: 05/14/2024 at 3:51 PM ET

Cleveland Guardians at Texas Rangers 05/15/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/16/2024, 12:05 AM UTC
Latest Odds: TEX -152 ; O/U 9

Rangers vs Guardians Prediction

On Wednesday, the Cleveland Guardians (25-16) face off against the Texas Rangers (22-20) at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Adolis Garcia hit a RBI-single for the Rangers in their 3-1 loss to Colorado on Sunday. Stay up to date with our expert's MLB Picks.

Texas comes into this matchup on a three-game losing streak and has dropped four of their last five games prior to their first two games against Cleveland in this series. Adolis Garcia is currently leading the Texas Rangers in home runs this season with a total of 8, followed closely by Marcus Semien with 7 home runs. Adolis Garcia is also leading the team in RBIs with 31 so far. Ezequiel Duran has the highest batting average on the team at .310 this season. In their last five games, the Texas Rangers have been allowing an average of 7 runs per game. They are currently in second place in the AL West Division, trailing the Seattle Mariners by half a game for the top spot. The Rangers are determined to end their losing streak as they prepare to face the hot Cleveland team in their home stadium. On average, the Rangers score 4.9 runs per game throughout the season.

Cleveland enters this game on a one-game winning streak, but has dropped three of their last five games prior to their first two games against Texas in this series. In Sunday's game against Chicago, David Fry of the Cleveland Guardians had a successful performance, hitting a home run and finishing with a 1-for-2 record. Josh Naylor currently holds the top spot for home runs in the team, with 11 homers so far this season. Following closely is Jose Ramirez, who has hit 9 home runs this year. Ramirez also leads in RBI's with 33 in total. Steven Kwan is standing out with an impressive batting average of .353 this season. Cleveland's pitching has been solid in their last five games, allowing an average of 3.2 runs. The Guardians currently hold the top spot in the AL Central Division standings, just half a game ahead of Minnesota and Kansas City. They are aiming to continue their winning streak and capitalize on Texas' struggles in offense. On average, the Guardians score 4.8 runs per game.

Our Free MLB Pick for Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Guardians

Rangers vs Guardians Pick

Recently, both Cleveland and Texas have been going through a tough time in their games. They are both looking to secure a convincing victory in the upcoming match in hopes of building up their confidence again. Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco holds a record of 2-3 with an ERA of 5.36, while Texas' Jon Gray has a slightly better record of 1-1 with a lower ERA of 2.36. Texas had a disappointing series where they were defeated in all their games by the Rockies, who are considered a weaker team. They are now eager to turn things around and secure a significant win at home against Cleveland, a team that has surprised the baseball world with their performance this season. Final Score Prediction, Texas Rangers win 6-1.

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