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Profit on the Rangers vs Guardians With Top MLB Player Props Sept. 16

The Texas Rangers fell out of first place on Friday night after the Cleveland Guardians exploded for a dozen runs to win, 12-3. Now a half-game behind the Houston Astros for the top spot in the AL West, the Rangers look to bounce back against the Guardians and breakout rookie starter Tanner Bibee.

I don’t love either side of this game, to be honest, but there are several high-value MLB bets on props that we can take advantage of in game two of this series.

Josh Naylor Over 1.5 Total Bases (+110)

Guardians team 1B Josh Naylor is on a tear this month with a .366 batting average and a .985 OPS in his last 41 at-bats. During his run, his season BA jumped from an impressive 305 to .312. When a batter is this hot, it pays to add them to your MLB picks most days.

In game one of the series, Naylor went 4-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and three RBI to lead the offense to a 12-3 win. It was his second multi-hit game in a row and third in his previous four games. This is the kind of guy we want to focus on with MLB player props every day he suits up.

While Naylor is killing it at the plate, he gets a great matchup with Duane Dunning on the bump for Texas. Dunning is having a terrific year but struggles against left-handed hitting with a .272 average compared to .239 against righties. Meanwhile, Naylor hits .321 against righties with a .360 OBP.

With such a juicy MLB line at +110, I won’t pass this opportunity up to get plus money on Naylor against a righty.

Marcus Semien to Score a Run (-120)

The Rangers have their own streaking hitter to try and outdo Naylor, with Marcus Semien putting up excellent numbers this month. We’ve gone 2-0 with Semien in September with his total base player props, but I want to mix it up this time with a wager on him to score a run.

Semien is cooling off as the month nears the midpoint, but he still has 10 runs scored in his previous nine games.

Semien matches up well with Bibee with a .275 average and 82 runs scored in 436-at bats against RHP this season. Meanwhile, Bibee struggles with right-handed hitters with a .254 average compared to .199 against lefties.

Semien is a quality addition to our player props for Saturday that we can parlay with the Naylor play for maximum value.

Rangers vs Guardians Game Information

  • Game: Rangers (1-0) vs Guardians (0-1)
  • Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
  • Day/Time: Saturday, 6:10 p.m. ET
  • Rangers vs Guardians Live Stream: MLB.tv

Rangers vs Guardians Betting Lines


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