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Indians are Cashing Tickets With Carrasco on the Bump

In yet another slump, the Indians’ season has been one of extreme ups and downs and their sweep at the hands of the Twins tumbled them out of first place in the AL Central. They’ll host the Rangers in a four-game set this week and they’ll be significant favorites in the first contest Monday evening.

SHARK BITES
  • The Indians are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home with Carlos Carrasco as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the Rangers' last 11 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Indians' last 9 games as home favorites.

Carlos Carrasco (8-3, 2.99 ERA) will be called upon to end the Indians’ three-game losing streak today and he’ll be matched up with a freshly activated Cole Hamels (2-0, 3.03 ERA) in the effort. The Indians have won three straight games with their Venezuelan righty on the mound and Carrasco has given up a minuscule total of just three runs in those starts.

The start for Hamels will be his first in two months and it has the potential to be a rusty one. The 33-year-old lefty has never been particularly successful against the Tribe, going 1-2 with a 4.94 ERA against Cleveland in five career starts against the reigning American League champions.

That said, Hamels has been much better on the road since landing in Texas in 2015 and if he and Carrasco both pitch like they’re able to, we could be in for a show from the two starters tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Cleveland Indians as -154 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.0-3.4 result in favor of the Indians. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians bring a 39-35 record to the battle against the 38-37 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Texas injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Cleveland Indians and the No. 8-rated Texas Rangers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 17-rated offense, averaging 4.66 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers defense that ranks No. 16 at 4.61 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.62 hits per game so far, more than Texas Rangers batters have averaged on the year (8.11 hits per game).

Defensively, Texas features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.67 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas got the job done in their last match in a 7-6 victory over New York on Sunday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Nick Martinez.

Cleveland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Ervin Santana in a losing cause, 4-0, against Minnesota on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Texas is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Texas is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Cleveland, Tuesday, June 27th

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