Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Texas Rangers

vs

Cleveland Indians
Friday, August 01, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Progressive Field

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Texas Rangers dueling the Cleveland Indians on Friday at Progressive Field.

It's a pitching duel between Danny Salazar for the Cleveland Indians (3-4 on the year) and Jerome Williams for Texas Rangers (2-4 so far).

Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Texas Rangers were listed as 165 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.5-3.4 win for the Indians on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians bring a 53-55 record to the battle against the 43-65 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Texas injuries news.

This game puts the Cleveland Indians, most recently No. 5 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 30 in the latest survey.

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How Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has baseball's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.83 hits per game. The Texas Rangers average 8.76 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the list.

Defensively, Texas features the No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.63 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 4.41 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 3-2 final on Wednesday in support of Colby Lewis at Globe Life Park.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +130 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 6-5 on Thursday behind a start from Chris Young at Progressive Field.

Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends

Texas is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 10 games
Texas is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Cleveland, Saturday, August 2nd

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