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Texas RangersCleveland Indians
June 5, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

33-26TEAM RECORD33-23

The Cleveland Indians will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Texas Rangers invade Progressive Field on Sunday.

The Indians will rely on Mitch Talbot to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while C.J. Wilson will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Mitch Talbot is 2-1 this season, and C.J. Wilson is 5-3.

View Texas vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as +130 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Indians) and the No. 2 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Rangers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.9 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

Texas was a 4-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Indians. They won as -104 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rangers didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Cleveland 4-0 on Saturday at Progressive Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rangers at Indians trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Texas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cleveland's last 19 games at home
Cleveland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas home to Detroit, Monday, June 6
Cleveland home to Minnesota, Monday, June 6

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