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MLB betting line favors Rangers over Indians

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Sep 13, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Odds

72-72TEAM RECORD83-64

Texas will look to improve on its 83-64 record when take on Cleveland, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

Texas hands the ball to starter Matt Harrison in this one and he'll try to improve on his 11-9 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Justin Masterson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Cleveland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -155 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Rangers and the American League No. 13-rated Indians in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 3 ranked American League offense (5.2 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.7 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -103 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Sunday, with Ubaldo Jimenez throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for Texas, they were an 8-1 winner as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -255 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when C.J. Wilson struck out 11 batters in 8-1 victory on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 9-1
After a win are 2-8

A few Indians at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Texas, Wednesday, September 14

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