The Cleveland Guardians are set to battle the Texas Rangers on May 14, 2024, at Globe Life Field starting at 8:05 PM. The conditions are expected to be ideal with clear skies forecasted. Taking the hill for the Guardians is Ben Lively who has an impressive ERA of 2.634, while Jack Leiter will pitch for the Rangers with a struggling ERA of 12.913.

The Guardians currently sit third in the AL Central with a 26-16 record which translates to a .620 winning percentage. They lead the division with a 7-5 record, are 6-4 in their last 10 outings, and come into this game on a 2-game winning streak. At home, they have notched 12 wins against 6 losses, and have a slightly better road record of 14-10. The team has been equally effective during day and night games with 13 wins each and have scored 202 while allowing 153 runs.

Meanwhile, the Rangers find themselves seventh in the AL West, sporting a 22-21 record (.510 winning percentage) and a divisional record of 8-9, placing them second in their division. They’ve won 5 of their last 10 games but are currently on a 4-game losing streak. The Rangers have an equal 10-10 home record and a marginally better 12-11 record on the road. They have stronger performance in night games with 14 wins compared to 8 in day games, having scored 205 runs and conceded 192.

In terms of betting, the odds indicate a tight contest. The point spread is set at 1.5 and the Over/Under sits at 9.0. For moneyline bets, the away team (Cleveland Guardians) is at -106, and the home team (Texas Rangers) is slightly less favored at -114, suggesting a slightly higher confidence in the Guardians’ performance despite being on the road.