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Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Odds
The Cleveland Indians will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Texas Rangers invade Progressive Field on Friday.
Cleveland hands the ball to starter Corey Kluber in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-5 mark on the year. Texas counters with Martin Perez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.
The Rangers were listed as +-120 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 8 (Indians) and the No. 4 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
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 8.6 hits per game. The Rangers average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Texas was a 2-0 loser at home against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at +143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Hiroki Kuroda shut down the Rangers in their last game, striking out 3 in a 2-0 shutout over Texas in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 10-1 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -120 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland rolled to a 10-1 win against Seattle on Wednesday, as Scott Kazmir and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Safeco Field.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Rangers at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Texas at Cleveland, Saturday, July 27