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Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers

The Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark.

The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ubaldo Jimenez in this game. Jimenez has a 4-4 record and a 5.03 ERA this season.

The Rangers will counter Jimenez with Nick Tepesech. Righthander Tepesech has a 3.92 ERA to go along with a 3-5 record this season.

The Indians were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +158 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Cleveland: 31-33 SU
Texas: 38-26 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 6-3
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Cleveland is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Texas
Cleveland is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Washington, Friday, June 14
Texas home to Toronto, Thursday, June 13