Texas Rangers vs Miami Marlins MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Texas Rangers vs Miami Marlins Prediction 5/31/2024

The Texas Rangers (27-29) travel to face off against the Miami Marlins (20-37) on Friday, May 31st. This game will be played at loanDepot Park in Miami and televised on BSSW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 6:10 CT.

Rangers vs Marlins

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Heading into their last game vs. the Diamondbacks, the Rangers closed out the series with a 6-1 win. Leading up to the game, they were the slight favorite at -135 on the money line. It was a big 3rd inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Diamondbacks could only score one run, which came in the 9th.

Dane Dunning put together a good start for the Rangers, going five innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just three hits and struck out six. Corey Seager was hot at the plate, going 1/3 with a homer and two RBIs.

Texas is on a three-game winning streak, and they are three games above .500 at 27-29. The Rangers will be on the road today, taking on the Marlins. Texas is 2nd in the AL West, three games behind the Mariners for the division lead. So far, they are 9-11 in AL West matchups.

As the road team, the Rangers are 13-16 this season compared to going 14-13 at home. Texas has been favored in 32 games, and they are 17-15 in those contests. Their record as the underdog is 10-14 this year. The Rangers’ overall series record is 8-9-1, and they won their most recent series vs. the Diamondbacks.

When the Texas Rangers win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.8 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.5 runs. They have a run line record of 23-33, which includes a 12-17 mark on the road. They have covered the run line in two straight games and are 11-16 at home.

When the Texas Rangers hit the road to face the Miami Marlins today, the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. The Rangers’ games have averaged 8.9 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 21-33. When their games have had an over/under line of 8.5 runs, the over/under record is 5-13. So far this season, 48.2% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8.5 runs, and their current under streak is at two games.

José Ureña Gets The Start For The Rangers

Texas is sending José Ureña to the mound today, and he comes in with a record of 1-4 and an ERA of 3.53. So far, he has made two quality starts and is averaging 6.23 strikeouts per nine innings. Ureña’s last outing came on May 24th, where he took the loss, giving up three earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had only given up a combined two earned runs in his previous two outings. Opponents are batting .237 off Ureña this season. Out of his seven road appearances, Ureña has a record of 1-4 and an ERA of 10.86.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

Corey Seager has been on a tear for the Rangers of late, going 9/26 with seven homers and 12 RBIs over his last seven games. This has moved him into the team lead in home runs (13) and 3rd in RBIs (29). Adolis Garcia is also near the top of the league in homers, as he is 6th in the MLB with 12 homers. However, he has gone just 3/24 in his last seven games.

Overall, the Rangers are 10th in scoring at 4.4 runs per game. They have been a better offensive team on the road this season, averaging 4.9 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .241, which is 12th in the league, and are among the league leaders in home runs.

The Marlins’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Padres, closing out their series with a 9-1 win. After scoring two runs in the 2nd inning, the Marlins added another three runs in the 3rd to really take control. Miami went on to add another two runs in the 5th and closed things out with a 9th inning score. Braxton Garrett put together a good start for the Marlins, going five innings and giving up just one earned run, and picking up the win.

Jesús Sánchez went 2/5 with a homer and three RBIs. The Marlins also had three other players with two hits. Josh Bell scored two runs and went 3/5.

Miami will host the Rangers today with an overall record of 20-37, putting them 5th in the NL East. Currently, they trail the Mets by 3.5 games for the 4th spot in the division and are 19 games behind the Phillies for the division lead. So far, they have really struggled against other NL East teams, going 4-12.

At home, the Marlins are 10-19 this year compared to a 10-18 mark on the road. Miami has really struggled as the favorite this season, going just 3-11, but they have been a bit better as the underdog at 17-26. As for their overall series record, the Marlins are 5-12-1 this year, and they lost their most recent series vs. the Padres.

When betting the Marlins on the run line, it’s best to do so on the road, where they are 15-13 against the run line. They are 9-20 against the run line at home. They are also 1-13 against the run line as the favorite.

The Miami Marlins have an over/under record of 31-26 this season, and their games have averaged 8.7 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, they have gone over the total in 13 of 22 games. In games with over/under lines set at 8.5 runs this season, the over has hit at a 59.1% rate.

Sixto Sánchez Gets The Start For The Marlins

Sixto Sánchez gets the start for the Marlins today as he faces the Rangers at home. He has made six starts this year and is 0-3 with a 6.25 ERA. Sánchez has made 13 appearances and opponents are batting .295 this year. The right-hander has a WHIP of 1.64 and is coming off a rough outing against the Diamondbacks, where he gave up three earned runs in five innings of work. Sánchez has given up at least two homers in three of his last four outings.

Marlins Offense Breakdown

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The Marlins offense has been one of the worst in the league this season, averaging just 3.7 runs per game (28th). They have been even worse on the road, averaging only 3.2 runs per contest. Miami does have a good team batting average of .235, but they are near the bottom of the league in on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Bryan De La Cruz have been two of the Marlins’ most consistent hitters this season. Chisholm Jr. comes into the game with a team-high 29 RBIs and is batting .262, while De La Cruz is hitting .248 with a team-high nine homers. Over the team’s last nine games, Jake Burger has gone 11/36, including one home run and four RBIs.

Rangers vs Marlins Prediction

Our predictions have the Marlins picking up a 5-4 win over the Rangers, and with the Marlins at +104 on the money line, that is the bet we will be targeting. At home, the Marlins are getting the job done in a close one.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Sixto Sánchez is projected to finish with six strikeouts compared to José Ureña with just four. However, Sánchez is also predicted to finish with a better chance of picking up a win than Ureña.

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