Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 09/25/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 2:35 pm ET, Sunday, September 25, 2022
Venue:  Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX 
Where to Watch:  BSSW

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Guardians -155, Rangers +135; Over/Under:  8 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Guardians -155, Rangers +135; Over/Under:  8 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Guardians -155, Rangers +135; Over/Under:  8 runs
 

Season Record

Cleveland Guardians:  84-67 (1st place, AL Central)
Texas Rangers:  65-86 (4th place, AL West)
 
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Recent Form
Cleveland Guardians:  8-2 last 10
Texas Rangers:  4-6 last 10
 
 
 

Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Preview and Analysis

 
The Guardians enter this game on a 5 game winning streak. They won their last series against the Chicago White Sox 3-0 completing the sweep in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 84-67 record overall and have a road record of 44-35. This is the series finale of a 3-game series with the Rangers on Sunday with the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 19th in the MLB with a .696 OPS. Cal Quantrill is their starting pitcher on Saturday while Aaron Civale is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 2-6 with a 5.29 ERA this season. His team won 4 of their last 5 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 2 ER, 0 HRs, and 1 BB with 2 Ks on 4 hits through 5 IP against the Chicago White Sox.
 
The Rangers were on a 2 game winning streak but now enter this game off of a loss. They won their last series against the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 65-85 record overall and have a home record of 32-43. This is the 3rd game of a 3-game series with the Guardians on Sunday with the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 14th in the MLB with a .704 OPS. Glenn Otto is their starting pitcher on Saturday while rookie pitcher Cole Ragans is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA this season. His team lost 2 of their last 3 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 2 earned runs, 1 homer, and 0 BB with 5 strikeouts on 7 hits through 4.2 innings played against the Los Angeles Angels.

 

Guardians vs Rangers Prediction

The current betting odds have the Rangers listed as an underdog in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Rangers have been terrible in their games lately and they have no hope of making it to the playoffs this season. The Guardians do still have a chance to win their division though and they will be playing hard to hold onto that until the end of the season. As bad as the Rangers have been lately, they have a good shot at winning this game at home. They have a rookie pitcher starting here and he hasn't been great in his starts but he just had a good start and will be looking to build on that. Civale is starting for the Guardians and he has been terrible in his starts all year as he just gives up a ton of runs all the time. He will put the Guardians in a position where they need to score runs and Ragans will be able to hold them off here. The Rangers will also be looking to spoil the Guardians chances of winning the division so they will be trying to win this game. The best way to place a bet here is on the Rangers to win this game.
 
Guardians Rangers Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Sunday, September 25, 2022 (2:35 pm ET start time) is Rangers 6 Guardians 4.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Cleveland Guardians: 84-67 (+18.9 Units) ML in all games. 44-35 (+15.4 Units) ML in road games. 27-19 UNDER as a favorite of -125 to -175.
Texas Rangers: 65-85 (-14.1 Units) ML in all games. 32-43 (-15.3 Units) ML in home games. 30-24 UNDER as an underdog of +100 to +150.
 

Key Injuries

 
Cleveland Guardians:  A. Gose (RP) out for season - Tricep. Z. Plesac (SP) Out indefinitely - Hand.
Texas Rangers:  M. Garver (C) out for season - Forearm. B. Miller (SS) out for season - Hip. E. White (LF) out for season - Wrist.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"All the things they told us, he's ultra competitive. He's helping us win games. That was one thing I tried to explain to him. I said, ‘Don't worry about your batting average here. You're here two weeks.' I said just help us win games, and he said I can do that." - Terry Francona on Will Brennan after his team’s win against the Rangers on Friday.
 
 
"Failure always drives you. You don't ever want to lose. You remember how it feels, and it makes you go work in the offseason." - Corey Seager after their win against the Angels on Thursday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Cleveland Guardians
Steven Kwan (L) LF
Amed Rosario (R) SS
Jose Ramirez (S) 3B
Josh Naylor (L) 1B
Oscar Gonzalez (R) DH
Andres Gimenez (L) 2B
Will Brennan (L) RF
Luke Maile (R) C
Myles Straw (R) CF
 
Texas Rangers
Marcus Semien (R) 2B
Corey Seager (L) SS
Nathaniel Lowe (L) 1B
Adolis Garcia (R) RF
Josh Jung (R) 3B
Leody Taveras (S) CF
Josh H. Smith (L) DH
Kevin Plawecki (R) C
Bubba Thompson (R) LF
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Cleveland Guardians
Batting Average:  Will Brennan (.364)
Hits:  Amed Rosario (169)
Home Runs:  Jose Ramirez (28)
RBI:  Jose Ramirez (117)
Stolen Bases:  Andres Gimenez (19)
Wins:  Cal Quantrill (13)
Saves:  Emmanuel Clase (38)
ERA:  Ian Gibaut (0.00)
 
Texas Rangers
Batting Average:  Kevin Plawecki (.333)
Hits:  Nathaniel Lowe (169)
Home Runs:  Corey Seager (32)
RBI:  Adolis Garcia (95)
Stolen Bases:  Adolis Garcia (25)
Wins:  Martin Perez (12)
Saves:  Joe Barlow (13)
ERA:  Charlie Culberson (0.00)
 
Managers:
Cleveland Guardians: Terry Francona (10th season)
Texas Rangers: Tony Beasley (Interim)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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