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Aug 6, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Odds

55-55TEAM RECORD63-50

The visiting Indians hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Rangers Ballpark against the Texas Rangers.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Fausto Carmona to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-11. Getting the ball for the Rangers is C.J. Wilson, who owns a 10-5 record on the season with a 3.37 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rangers as -215 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 3 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.7 hits per game. The Indians average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Cleveland lost its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Rangers on August 5. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by an 8-7 score against Texas at Rangers Ballpark.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Texas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Texas, Sunday, August 7

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