Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers 7/15/2023 – The Cleveland Guardians are set to take on the Texas Rangers in an exciting MLB matchup at Globe Life Field. Both teams want to secure a victory and gain momentum in the season. Let’s dive into the teams’ key stats, recent performances, and overall outlook before making a score prediction for this game. The MLB betting lines are running as these top teams look forward to making it to the postseason. This will be an exciting series between the two, and the Rangers are keen on retaining their top spot.
Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers 7/15/2023
|When:||Friday, July 15, 4:05 PM EDT|
|Where:||Globe Life Field|
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The Guardians have shown promising form recently, winning four of their last six games. They have been solid on the road, winning four out of their last six away games. Cleveland has dominated in their previous matchups against the Rangers, winning four out of their last five games.
One player to watch on the Guardians is Steven Kwan, the left fielder. Kwan has consistently contributed, boasting a .263 batting average and a .336 on-base percentage. He has showcased his versatility with 21 doubles, two triples, and two home runs. With 27 RBIs and 14 stolen bases, Kwan has played a significant role in the Guardians’ offensive production.
Amed Rosario, the Guardians’ shortstop, has also been making an impact with his solid performances. Rosario holds a .268 batting average and a .311 on-base percentage. He has contributed 16 doubles, five triples, and two home runs, resulting in 34 RBIs. Despite a slightly negative WAR, Rosario’s defensive skills have also been valuable.
Players to watch: Steven Kwan LF (GP 89, AB 358, R 59, H 94, 2B 21, 3B 2, HR 2, RBI 27, TB 125, BB 39, SO 48, SB 14, AVG 0.263, OBP 0.336, SLG 0.349, OPS 0.685, WAR 1.8, Amed Rosario SS (GP 83, AB 340, R 43, H 91, 2B 16, 3B 5, HR 2, RBI 34, TB 123, BB 21, SO 69, SB 9, AVG 0.268, OBP 0.311, SLG 0.362, OPS 0.673, WAR -0.4
The Rangers have struggled in their recent games, winning only four out of their last twelve matchups. However, they have been decent at home, winning two out of their previous six games in front of their crowd. In head-to-head matchups against the Guardians at home, the Rangers have struggled, winning just one out of their last five games.
The Rangers’ second baseman Marcus Semien has been a standout performer. Semien has displayed his power with 27 doubles, two triples, and 11 home runs. He has driven in 56 runs and boasts a .775 OPS. Semien’s vital offensive contributions and solid defensive skills have resulted in an impressive WAR of 3.5.
Nathaniel Lowe, the Rangers’ first baseman, has also been reliable in their lineup. Lowe has been productive with a .270 batting average and a .360 on-base percentage. He has contributed 25 doubles, one triple, and nine home runs, resulting in 45 RBIs. Lowe’s ability to get on base consistently has been crucial for the Rangers’ offensive success.
Players to watch: Marcus Semien 2B (GP 91, AB 384, R 70, H 104, 2B 27, 3B 2, HR 11, RBI 56, TB 168, BB 40, SO 61, SB 9, AVG 0.271, OBP 0.338, SLG 0.438, OPS 0.775, WAR 3.5, Nathaniel Lowe 1B (GP 90, AB 356, R 55, H 96, 2B 25, 3B 1, HR 9, RBI 45, TB 150, BB 49, SO 84, SB 0, AVG 0.27, OBP 0.36, SLG 0.421, OPS 0.781, WAR 2.1
Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last six games.
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in their last five games against Texas.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last six games on the road.
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in their last five games when playing on the road against Texas.
Cleveland is 12-4 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the American League.
Texas are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
Texas is 2-4 SU in their last six games at home.
Texas is 1-4 SU in their last five games when playing at home against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last five games against an American League Central Division division opponent.
Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Betting Picks
Considering the recent performances and head-to-head matchups, the Cleveland Guardians enter this game as the stronger team. Their success against the Rangers, both overall and on the road, gives them an advantage. The baseball betting predictions are leaning towards the Guardians to win this game. The Guardians’ solid roster, including players like Steven Kwan and Amed Rosario, should provide enough firepower to secure a victory.