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Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers in MLB odds

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May 4, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Texas Rangers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Indians in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Friday in baseball odds action.

For the Indians, Jeanmar Gomez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Colby Lewis, 3-0 on the year.

View Texas vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as 120 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 12-rated Indians and the league No. 1-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Rangers average 10.1 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the American League list.

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 2-rated defense.

In their last action, Texas was a 11-5 loser on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-5 to Toronto on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +101 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 7-5 final on Thursday in support of Justin Masterson at U.S. Cellular Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Rangers at Indians trends to consider:
Texas is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Texas is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Texas at Cleveland, Saturday, May 5