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Darvish is Getting it Done on the Road for Rangers

Tyson Ross pitched in a surprise quality start last night and it helped to lift the Rangers over the Indians for the first time in five games this season. Looking to compound that result with another win this evening, the Rangers will call upon Yu Darvish (6-5, 3.12 ERA) in a game they opened as very slight favorites.

  • The Rangers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 road games with Yu Darvish as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Indians' last 7 games.
  • The Indians are 5-2 SU and on the runline in their last 7 games after losing as a favorite.

Cleveland will get its manager back for the contest tonight with all the tests done on Terry Francona coming back negative and they’ll look to Trevor “Drone Boy” Bauer (6-6, 5.53 ERA and 1.43 WHIP) to get one for the skipper. Bauer’s numbers have been heading in the right direction of late but the fact is he still gives up far too many hits (9.4 per nine innings) to be successful in the major leagues.

Maybe he can learn a thing or two from his counterpart tonight.

Darvish-San is coming off a hard-luck loss against the Yankees in which he allowed just two hits and no runs in seven innings of work. The Japanese international struck out 10 Yanks in the contest and he lowered his road ERA to 2.23.

The 30-year-old Darvish will give the Rangers a significant edge on the starting bump but as we’ve seen in the first two games in this series, that hasn’t made much of a difference in the results.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Cleveland Indians in this one found them listed on the oddsboard as moneyline underdogs of 100 at BetOnline for Wednesday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.6-2.6 win for the Indians on Wednesday. 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 (40-36) will face the 39-38 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Texas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 3 (Cleveland Indians) and the No. 8 (Texas Rangers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cleveland Indians No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.75 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 5.01 runs per game. The Indians have averaged 8.68 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.05 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the No. 18-rated road mark, allowing 4.84 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas rolled to a 2-1 win against Cleveland on Tuesday, as Tyson Ross and the Rangers’ bats led the team to victory at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Cleveland, Thursday, June 29th