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Texas Rangers home to Indians in baseball betting action

Cleveland IndiansTexas Rangers
Aug 5, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Odds

55-54TEAM RECORD62-50

Texas will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Cleveland Indians pay a visit to Rangers Ballpark.

Texas sends Derek Holland out against Ubaldo Jimenez for the Indians in this game. Holland is 10-4 with a 4.14 ERA on the season, while Jimenez is 6-9 on the year and has a 4.46 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -135 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 14-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Rangers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6 runs per game.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Red Sox on August 4. Bettors who backed the Indians at +148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Indians enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Thursday, with Justin Masterson throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Fenway Park.

The Rangers were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -146 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Detroit on Thursday at Comerica Park behind starter Alexi Ogando.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Texas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Texas, Saturday, August 6