Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Guardians Pick – MLB June 6, 2022

The Texas Rangers and Cleveland Guardians open a three-game series at Progressive Field on Monday evening.

Texas is going into Ohio off a 6-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners after blowing a late lead on Sunday afternoon. They lost two of three games in that series and go into Cleveland with a loss in four of their previous five attempts.

The Rangers were looking forward to this season as a breaking-out party of sorts. They successfully acquired Marcus Semien, signaling the end of a rebuilding phase.

After the Rangers signed Semien, there was no going back and saying they’re rebuilding and slowly putting down the foundation for a winning baseball club. They went full speed by signing Semien and Corey Seager.

The results haven’t been there for Semien and the Rangers so far. Semien is hitting .196, but there are signs of his bat waking up. After failing to hit a home run until May 28, he’s hit three since then.

Semien went deep on Sunday, though it wasn’t enough in a losing effort at Globe Life Field.

The Rangers are entering with a record of 25-28 and 9.5 games behind the Houston Astros in the AL West. They planned on being competitive with the Astros for a run at the division, but there is plenty of work to do.

The Guardians are a game away from getting to .500 after winning five of their previous six attempts. They’re coming off a 3-2 win at Camden Yards and two of three wins over the Orioles this weekend.

The Guardians had swept the Kansas City Royals and stayed on course at Baltimore. They will look to get to .500 and then to the other side of that milestone against the Rangers back home.

Head below for our free Rangers vs. Guardians prediction on June 6, 2022.

Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Guardians Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Texas Rangers +1.5 (-195) -105 Over 9 (-105)
Cleveland Guardians -1.5 (+165) -115 Under 9 (-115)
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Team Data Texas Rangers Cleveland Guardians
Overall Record 25-28 24-25
Away/Home Record 12-12 11-8
Batting Average .231 .245
Batting Average Away/Home .231 .245
Runs Per 9 4.33 4.64
Team ERA 3.78 3.72
Team ERA Away/Home 3.50 3.07

Rangers vs. Guardians Prediction:

The Rangers will turn to Jon Gray, who had a solid trip to the mound in his most recent outing. Gray allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

It was a tough one for the Rangers to lose after Gray gave his best season performance. That’s a game that the Rangers can’t let get away if they’re serious about competing for a postseason spot.

It isn’t every start that the Rangers can expect Gray to pitch in that form. He’s inconsistent and they have to take advantage when he’s feeling good on the mound.

Gray is going into Cleveland with an ERA of 4.83 and a 1.22 WHIP in 41 innings. He’s been steady at home, but his productions drop noticeably on the road.

Across 29 innings on the road, Gray has posted an ERA of 5.40 and a 1.27 WHIP. Only two of his starts have been at home, where he’s notched a 3.55 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.

The Guardians have hit 3 home runs and 10 RBIs versus Gray in 52 at-bats.

Cleveland has been in good form at home offensively. They have scored 4.83 runs per 9 innings and a .245 team batting average at Progressive Field.

Overall, the Guardians are ninth in the major leagues, with 4.7 runs per 9 frames. Texas has been disappointingly below average, with a .231 BA for 22nd and 4.31 runs per 9 innings.

Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Guardians Betting Trends:

Rangers

  • Record (Last 10): 5-5
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games
  • 5-12 overall in their previous 17 games versus the AL Central
  • 40-85 overall in their previous 125 games as an underdog on the road
  • 19-52 overall in their previous 71 games versus a right-handed starter
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games at Cleveland

Guardians

  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 5-1 overall in their previous six games versus a team with a losing record
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus the NL Central
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games at home
  • 42-17 overall in their previous 59 games as a favorite at home
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus the Rangers at home

  • Cal Quantrill should have some support from the offense in this one, though he should also help out. Quantrill is entering Monday evening with an ERA of 3.52 and a 1.19 WHIP.

    He may not be a Cy Young candidate, but Quantrill is consistent and reliable for the Guardians.

    He’s in his best form as of late, with an ERA of 2.79 and a 1.09 WHIP in his last three starts. In nine starts this season, he’s allowed more than 3 earned runs in just one performance on May 10.

    Quantrill has looked better at Progressive Field this season. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 24 innings of work at home and a 3.64 ERA on the road.

    The Rangers are hitting .250 with a home run against Quantrill in 17 at-bats. After Quantrill leaves the game, the Guardians have one of the best bullpens on their side. They have a 3.09 ERA and 1.07 WHIP, which is the fourth-best number in the major leagues.

    Cleveland is back home this week and feeling good following a solid road trip to Baltimore. They look like a good bet to open this series at Progressive Field with a win.

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Kyle E / Author

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