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MLB betting line favors Indians over Rangers

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June 2, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

30-26TEAM RECORD33-20

Baseball bettors look for value at Progressive Field on Thursday as host Cleveland battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.

Cleveland sends Carlos Carrasco out against David Bush for the Rangers in this game. Carrasco is 4-2 with a 4.91 ERA on the season, while Bush is 0-0 on the year and has a 2.57 ERA.

View Texas vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Indians in this one will find them as -145 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 show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 8 and the Rangers sitting at No. 2.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 4.9 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Rangers at 4.6 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Texas won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Rays on June 1. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Colby Lewis silenced the Rays bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 13-9 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -104 were rewarded, while the 22 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians enjoyed a 13-9 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Wednesday, with Josh Tomlin throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

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

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

A few Rangers at Indians trends to consider:
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland's last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Cleveland, Friday, June 3