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Rangers Look To Continue Dominance Of Indians

The Texas Rangers gave the Cleveland Indians a 9-0 shellacking when the two clubs kicked off their series Thursday, which is really nothing new. The Rangers have taken six of the past eight meetings with the Tribe while averaging 6.4 runs per game. The Rangers and Indians continue their weekend series Friday in Arlington.

Shark Bites
  • Corey Kluber gave up eight hits and six runs in his lone start against the Rangers this season.
  • The Rangers are 9-0 in Martin Perez’ past nine starts at home.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Rangers’ past six home games.

After a subpar start to the season, Corey Kluber has rounded into Cy Young form. In his past eight starts, Kluber has a 1.78 ERA and has pitched into the seventh inning on six occasions.

There is no Rangers’ pitcher who has enjoyed playing in Arlington quite like Martin Perez. The lefty has a 2.36 ERA at home this season compared to a dreadful 6.23 ERA on the road.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Texas Rangers as 145 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-1.6 win for the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

75-53 Texas battles the Indians, currently with a 72-54 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Texas Rangers sit at No. 15 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cleveland Indians sit at No. 17 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 11-rated offense, averaging 4.66 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 10 at 4.23 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.91 hits per game so far, less than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (9.06 hits per game).

Texas owns the No. 20 defense, allowing 4.66 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 10-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Indians were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Texas staff and losing 9-0 to the Rangers on Thursday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Texas, Saturday, August 27th