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Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The visiting Texas Rangers hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to pick up a win at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians.

Texas puts its faith in starter Wandy Rodriguez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-2. Getting the ball for the Cleveland Indians is Danny Salazar, who owns a 5-1 record on the season with a 3.50 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Texas Rangers were 135 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.9 win for the Rangers. A 5.1-4.9 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 (20-24) will face the 22-23 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Texas injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Cleveland Indians and the No. 3-rated Texas Rangers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cleveland Indians No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.41 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.58 runs per game. The Indians have averaged 8.43 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.42 per nine innings).

Cleveland owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 4.41 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 25-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas rolled to a 10-8 win against Cleveland on Monday, as Phil Klein and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cleveland
  • Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland's last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Cleveland, Wednesday, May 27th