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Josh Tomlin Is MLB’s Best Money Pitcher

Josh Tomlin has been one of the most underrated pitchers in MLB dating back to the end of last season, with the Cleveland Indians winning each of the pitcher's past 11 starts – including all eight this season. Tomlin is the top money pitcher in baseball with bettors being up $783 if you wagered $100 on each of his starts this season. Tomlin will take to the mound for his ninth start of the season when the Tribe host the Texas Rangers Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 2-7 in their past nine games in Cleveland.
  • Carlos Santana has a lifetime .389 batting average against Derek Holland.
  • The Rangers are 8-2 in their past 10 games as underdogs of +130 or less.

Derek Holland, who takes the bump for the Rangers, will look to end his horrid month with a victory. Holland is 0-3 with a 9.68 ERA during four starts in May – though that number is inflated by his first two starts in which he allowed 15 earned runs across 5.0 innings.

Mike Napoli has been the most consistent bat in the Indians’ lineup over the past couple weeks. The first baseman is 7-for-22 with seven runs during his current six-game hitting streak.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Texas Rangers were 128 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.0-4.1 win for the Indians on Monday. 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 sport a record of 26-22 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 29-21 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Texas injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cleveland Indians at No. 7 and the Texas Rangers at No. 13 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has baseball's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.75 hits per game. The Texas Rangers average 8.76 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 6-2 final on Sunday in support of M Perez at Globe Life Park.

Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 6-4 on Sunday behind a start from C Tillman at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
  • Cleveland is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Cleveland, Tuesday, May 31st

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