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Ubaldo Jimenez, Matt Harrison take mound in Rangers vs Indians tilt

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Sep 11, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Odds

59-82TEAM RECORD83-57

The Texas Rangers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Indians arrive at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday.

The match puts starter Ubaldo Jimenez for the Indians on the hill facing Matt Harrison for the Rangers. Jimenez brings a 9-15 mark to the game, while Harrison is 15-9 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Texas opened as -240 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

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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. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.5 hits per game. The Indians average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

The Indians were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to Minnesota on Monday at Target Field.

Texas was a 6-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Texas didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by James Shields in a losing cause, 6-0, against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Indians at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cleveland's last 19 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Cleveland's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games on the road
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Texas is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Texas, Wednesday, September 12

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