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Rangers Looking to Extend AL West Lead

Texas Rangers Cleveland Indians

The Texas Rangers are in a battle atop the AL West and a series sweep against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday could help them garner some breathing room. Luckily for the Rangers, they have had the Indians’ number with Texas winning five of the past six against Cleveland.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers’ lineup has a paltry .182 batting average against Trevor Bauer.
  • The OVER is 14-2 in the Indians’ past 16 games after a home loss.
  • The OVER is 7-0 in the Rangers’ past seven games against the AL Central.

Cole Hamels has been flawless taking to foreign mounds this season, as the lefty is 3-0 with a 1.63 ERA while holding opponents to a .190 batting average in four road starts. However, Hamels has been struggling to keep the ball in the yard recently with opponents launching eight home runs in his past four outings.

The Indians have been one of the better teams in baseball at hitting left-handed pitchers, with the lineup hitting .265 with a .339 OBP against southpaws. Francisco Lindor has been especially effective with the shortstop going 24-for-60 with seven RBIs against lefties this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cleveland was a -110 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 5.2-5.0. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cleveland (26-24) will face the 31-21 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Texas injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers odds would favor the Indians if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.76 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.25 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.78 hits per game so far, less than Texas Rangers batters have averaged on the year (8.85 hits per game).

Cleveland owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 4.76 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 15-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas rolled to a 7-3 win against Cleveland on Tuesday, as C Lewis and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas home to Seattle, Friday, June 3rd
Cleveland home to Kansas City, Thursday, June 2nd