Free MLB Pick: Indians vs Rangers Odds
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(73-54) Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers (75-54)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. A.J. Griffin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -145 / Rangers +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians -1.5 +115 / Rangers +1.5 -135
MLB Betting Total: 9.5 runs
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This is a match up of teams with the best records in the AL and the Indians are 4.5 games up on the Tigers in the AL Central and the Rangers are 6.5 games up on the Mariners in the AL West.
These teams have split the first 2 games of this series with each winning in a blowout.
The Indians snapped their 3-game losing streak with their win over the Rangers yesterday and they are the road betting favorite tonight.
The Indians are 16-7 in their last 23 games against the Rangers and have won 6 of their last 8 games facing them in Texas.
The Indians are a balanced team ranking 5th in the Majors in runs scored and 7th in team ERA.
Carlos Carrasco (9-6 3.12 ERA) goes for the Indians tonight and in his last outing he had a great one not giving up any earned runs in 8 innings of work in a 1-0 win over the Oakland A’s. The Tribe have won 2 of his last 3 starts.
The Indians are 19-7 in Carrasco’s last 26 road starts.
The Indians are 10-2 in Carrasco’s last 12 road starts facing a team with a winning record.
The Indians are 34-31 on the road this season.
While the Rangers have been solid at the plate this season ranking 9th in the Majors in runs scored they only rank 19th in team ERA.
A.J. Griffin (5-3 4.68 ERA) gets the starting nod for the Rangers and in his last outing he gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings in an 8-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Texas has lost his last 2 starts while they had won 4 in a row with him on the hill before that.
Griffin has a less than stellar ERA of 6.69 over his last 8 starts.
In 4 August starts Griffin has lasted 20 innings and has given up 17 earned runs.
Tonight will be Griffin’s first appearance against the Indians this season.
The Rangers have won 13 of their last 18 games facing a team with a winning record.
This season the Rangers are 40-21 at home and they have the 2nd most home wins in the AL.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 4-9 in their last 13 road games.
- Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- The Indians have an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- angers are 13-5 in their last 18 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 38-18 in their last 56 home games.
- The Rangers have an Over record of 5-1-1 in their last 7 games.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Have to take the Indians in this one, as Griffin has not been solid in his last few starts and the Tribe’s bats will get to him tonight.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cleveland and OVER the Number
Both of the games in this series so far have gone OVER, as has the last 5 games between these teams and that trend will continue tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 8 – Texas 4
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