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Cleveland Indians Face the Texas Rangers Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

MLB wagering interest swings to the Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers battle on Friday at Globe Life Park as the Rangers try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

It's a pitching duel between Wandy Rodriguez for the Texas Rangers (1-1 on the year) and Bruce Chen for Cleveland Indians (0-1 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cleveland Indians were listed as 106 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.7 win for the Rangers. A 4.4-3.7 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

The Texas Rangers bring a 15-20 record to the battle against the 12-21 Indians. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Cleveland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Texas Rangers and the No. 22-rated Cleveland Indians in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Texas owns the No. 23 ranking for hits at 7.91 per game. By contrast, the Cleveland Indians are rated No. 18 in the same category at 8.42 per game.

Cleveland brings the No. 27-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 19-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Indians starter, Trevor Bauer, was terrific in striking out 10 St. Louis batters last time out, but Cleveland still lost 2-1 on Thursday at Progressive Field.

The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in Ross Detwiler's start, as they lost 6-3 against Kansas City on Thursday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games
  • Texas is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
  • Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Texas, Saturday, May 16th