Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction: Odds, Picks, and Trends (2/26/2023)
- Pro Bets 2k
- Feb 26, 2023, 2:14:35 AM
The Texas Rangers are set to take on the Cleveland Guardians in a Spring Training game on February 26, 2023, at Goodyear Ballpark. Both teams will be looking to get off to a good start in what promises to be a highly competitive matchup. In this article, we'll break down each team's strengths and weaknesses, analyze the latest betting trends, and make our expert prediction for the game
The Texas Rangers are coming off a disappointing 2022 season, finishing last in the AL West with a record of 60-102. However, the Rangers have made several key additions to their roster in the offseason, including signing outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and trading for third baseman Josh Jung. They also have a solid core of young players, including second baseman Marcus Semien and outfielder Leody Taveras. The Rangers will be starting right-hander Jon Gray, who will be looking to build on his strong 2022 campaign.
The Cleveland Guardians had a solid 2022 season, finishing third in the AL Central with a record of 77-85. They have a talented young roster, led by shortstop Tyler Freeman and outfielder George Valera. The Guardians will be starting right-hander Zach Plesac, who is coming off a solid 2022 season where he posted a 4.23 ERA in 30 starts.
According to the latest odds from KingPin.pro, the Guardians are favored to win the game with a money line of -128, while the Rangers have a money line of +105. The total runs line is set at 8.5, with the over and under both carrying -110 odds. In terms of recent betting trends, the Rangers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog, while the Guardians are 5-2 straight up in their last seven games.
Public Betting Data:
As of writing, the public betting data shows that 57% of bets are on the Guardians to win, while 43% of bets are on the Rangers. In terms of the total runs line, 60% of bets are on the over, while 40% are on the under.
This is a tough game to call, as both teams have strong rosters and talented pitchers on the mound. However, we give the edge to the Guardians, who have a slightly more balanced lineup and a solid pitcher in Plesac. We predict that the Guardians will win the game by a score of 4-2.
Pick: Cleveland Guardians -128