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The Tyson Ross Experiment is Failing

Progressive Field hosted a barnburner in Cleveland last night and with Tyson Ross (9.35 ERA) taking the mound this evening, Game 2 could be just as raucous. The recently rehabilitated Ranger was knocked around by the Blue Jays in his second start since coming off a long DL stint and he’ll more than likely be on a short leash against the Tribe today.

SHARK BITES
  • Tyson Ross has given up 16 earned runs in his last 14 innings pitched in the majors.
  • The Rangers are 0-4 SU and 1-3 on the runline in their last 4 games against the Indians.
  • Last night’s OVER was just the 2nd in the Indians’ last 10 games.

The past two years have been frustrating ones for the now 30-year-old Ross and the two teams he’s played for. He’s made just three starts since Opening Day of the 2016 season and if he posts yet another bad result, the pressure on his once-promising career could become too much to keep him in the big leagues.

He’ll match up with Mike Clevinger (3-3, 3.86 ERA) in the contest and Ross could be in over his head. The Indians’ 26-year-old righty has been solid since coming back from a trip to Triple-A to work on his mechanics and he should be in line for another win if the Tribe can keep slugging like they did on Monday.

The 15 runs the Indians scored in Game 1 were the most they’ve scored in a game this season but the runline win was just their 12th of the season on home turf. You’ll have to lay some chalk to get the Indians moneyline today so you may want to consider a runline wager if you’re confident that Ross will once again be a dumpster fire.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Texas Rangers listed as underdogs of 140 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 10, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.9-3.1 win for the Indians on Tuesday. 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

40-35 Cleveland battles the Rangers, currently with a 38-38 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Texas injuries news.

It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Cleveland Indians and the league No. 8-ranked Texas Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cleveland Indians No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 5.05 runs per game. The Indians have averaged 8.76 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.12 per nine innings).

Cleveland owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas’s No. 18-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in Cole Hamels’ start, as they lost 15-9 against Cleveland on Monday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Cleveland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Cleveland, Wednesday, June 28th

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