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Cleveland Guardians vs. Texas Rangers odds, tips and betting trends | June 8

At Progressive Field on Wednesday, the Texas Rangers (26-29) meet the Cleveland Guardians (25-26), with first pitch at 7:10 PM ET.

The favored Guardians (-160 on the moneyline to win) take the field at home against the Rangers (+139). The starting pitchers are Shane Bieber (3-3) for the Cleveland Guardians, and Dane Dunning (1-3) for the Texas Rangers.

Yesterday, the Rangers picked up a 6-3 win over the Guardians, with Taylor Hearn (5.2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 6 K) earning the win for the Rangers. Marcus Semien finished 4-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI to lead the offensive attack. Kirk McCarty (4.0 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 2 K) was handed the loss for the Guardians.

Before this Guardians vs. Rangers showdown, here is what you need to prepare for Wednesday’s MLB action.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Texas Rangers Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Guardians (-160, bet $160 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Rangers (+139, bet $100 to win $139)
  • Over/under: 7.5

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Guardians Stats and Trends

Guardians Betting Records

  • The Guardians have won 15, or 60%, of the 25 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Cleveland has a record of 1-2 when favored by -160 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Guardians have a 61.5% chance to win.
  • Games involving Cleveland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 28 of 56 chances this season.
  • The Guardians are 29-27-0 against the spread in their 56 chances this season.

Shane Bieber (Guardians Probable Starter)

  • The Guardians’ Bieber (3-3) will make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Friday, when he tossed seven innings while giving up two earned runs on three hits in a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with an ERA of 3.26, a 3.875 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.170.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his fifth consecutive quality start.
  • Bieber has four starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Rangers rank 18th in MLB with 235 runs scored this season. They have a .232 batting average this campaign with 70 home runs (fifth in the league).
  • The 27-year-old’s 3.26 ERA ranks 29th, 1.170 WHIP ranks 34th, and 9.2 K/9 ranks 21st among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

Guardians Batting Stats

  • The Guardians have hit 43 homers this season, which ranks 25th in the league.
  • Fueled by 140 extra-base hits, the Guardians rank 19th in MLB with a .383 slugging percentage this season.
  • Cleveland ranks 12th in MLB with a .244 team batting average.
  • The Guardians have scored 234 runs (4.6 per game) this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
  • Cleveland has the 17th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.311).
  • The Guardians are the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 351 as a team.

Rangers Stats and Trends

Rangers Betting Records

  • The Rangers have been victorious in 20, or 50%, of the 40 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Texas has come away with a win six times in 14 chances when named as an underdog of at least +139 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 41.8% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Texas have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 23 of 56 chances this season.
  • The Rangers have posted a record of 33-23-0 against the spread this season.

Dane Dunning (Rangers Probable Starter)

  • Dunning (1-3) gets the starting nod for the Rangers in his 12th start of the season. He’s put together a 4.11 ERA in 61 1/3 innings pitched, with 63 strikeouts.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, the righty threw seven innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • The 27-year-old has a 4.11 ERA and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings across 11 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .243 to his opponents.
  • Dunning has four quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Dunning has put together eight starts this season that he pitched five or more innings.
  • He meets a Guardians offense that ranks 19th in the league with 234 total runs scored while batting .244 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .383 slugging percentage (19th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 43 home runs (25th in the league).
  • The 27-year-old ranks 45th in ERA (4.11), 39th in WHIP (1.255), and 21st in K/9 (9.2) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Rangers Batting Stats

  • The Rangers average 1.3 home runs per game to rank fifth in baseball with 70 total home runs .
  • This season, the Rangers’ .386 slugging percentage is 17th in the league.
  • Texas has the 22nd-ranked batting average in the majors (.232).
  • The Rangers score the 18th-most runs in baseball (235 total, 4.3 per game).
  • Texas ranks 28th in the league with an on-base percentage of .293.
  • The Rangers strike out 8.3 times per game to rank 13th in the league.

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