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Baseball odds preview - Cleveland vs. Texas

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Sep 13, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Odds

59-84TEAM RECORD85-57

The Texas Rangers host Cleveland on Thursday, looking to build on their 85-57 mark against the 59-84 Indians in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

Texas sends Derek Holland out against Zach McAllister for the Indians in this game. Holland is 10-6 with a 4.62 ERA on the season, while McAllister is 5-7 on the year and has a 4.31 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -230 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 10.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Indians odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 14 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.5 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -245 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeanmar Gomez's start, as they lost 5-2 against Texas on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Indians at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Cleveland's last 21 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cleveland's last 21 games
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Detroit, Friday, September 14
Texas home to Seattle, Friday, September 14