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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians

The fans at Progressive Field will be treated to a game between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians when they take their seats on Friday.

The Rangers will give the ball to starter Martin Perez in this one. Lefthander Perez is 3-3 this season with a 3.40 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Corey Kluber who starts for the Indians. Righthander Kluber is 6-5 with a 3.79 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Texas was a 2-0 loser at home against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at +143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 10-1 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -120 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Texas: 56-46 SU
Cleveland: 53-48 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
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 on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Cleveland home to Texas, Saturday, July 27