Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers Odds
Vegas has listed Cleveland (-160) as the favorite over Texas (+150). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds posted at -115 for over 11 runs and -105 for under 11. The game’s current runline odds sit at -110 for taking the Indians -1.5 runs and -110 for the Rangers +1.5.
The Indians have gone 54-43 SU this year and are 46-50 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 11.2 units for moneyline gamblers and 8.9 units ATS. Cleveland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 41-58 SU and 46-52 ATS. They’ve lost 7.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.6 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.
Texas games have an over/under record of 43-48-7 so far in 2018. Cleveland has been a decent over bet with a total record of 51-41-4.
The right-handed Mike Clevinger will get the nod for the visiting Indians. Clevinger (7-5, 3.47 ERA) has recorded 118 strikeouts in 122 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 4.05 ERA against Texas this year.
The Rangers are sending righty Yovani Gallardo (3-1, 8.60 ERA) to the mound. Gallardo has 20 strikeouts and 13 walks to his name, as well as a 1.71 WHIP. Gallardo has yet to face the Indians this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 6.00 ERA and seven strikeouts across six innings).
Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.48 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.32 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.26, along with a WHIP of 1.15 and a K-per-9 of 8.74.
The Indians offense has slashed .260/.332/.446 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game this year, including 7.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 8.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Cleveland’s offensive production has been fueled by shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez, who collectively have blasted 55 home runs. Lindor is hitting .293/.371/.563 with 25 home runs, 63 RBIs, 86 runs and 15 stolen bases. Ramirez is hitting .304 with 30 homers, 72 RBIs, 70 runs and 20 steals.
In the other dugout, Texas’ pitching staff has allowed 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have an ERA of 5.40, a WHIP of 1.45 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.6. The bullpen has a 3.75 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.
The Texas offense has produced 4.4 runs per contest, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .258/.343/.421 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.
Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have paced the Rangers’ hitters this year. Choo is hitting .291/.401/.497 with 18 home runs, 44 RBIs and 55 runs scored, and Mazara’s line is .272/.332/.450 with 15 homers, 58 RBIs and 46 runs scored.
The Rangers have lost 6.8 units and are 31-36 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 27 of those games, compared to 36 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers.
Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER
The under has hit in four of Texas’ last seven games.
The Rangers have lost seven of their last eight games SU.
Cleveland fielders have committed two errors over their last five games, compared to five errors for Texas over its last five.
The Indians have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rangers have hit 11 over their last 10.
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