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Baseball Odds: Indians vs. Rangers

The Texas Rangers will take a lead in the AL West standings into their Thursday night contest against the Cleveland Indians.

The Rangers, who have been fending off the Angels for top spot in their division, bolstered their offense earlier this week by activating outfielder Nelson Cruz from the disabled list..

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this one will find them as -215 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Rangers in this contest.

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 9.8 hits per game. The Indians average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6.1 runs per game.

Cleveland was a 9-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as +210 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 9-1 loss against Texas on Wednesday, as David Huff wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Indians at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cleveland's last 18 games when playing on the road against Texas
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Friday, September 16
Texas at Seattle, Friday, September 16