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2021 MLB Handicapping
(77-81) Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers (59-100)
Date: Friday, October 1st, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Eli Morgan (CLE) vs. Spencer Howard (TEX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -115 | Rangers +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians -1.5 (+145)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
With the final stretch games taking place this weekend, the Cleveland Indians will travel to play the Texas Rangers to wrap up both of their seasons.
Cleveland sits at 2nd place in the AL Central despite being below .500 while Texas is in last in the AL West division and has the 2nd worst record in the American League.
The Indians have had a rocky season, compiling a 77-80 record during this final series of the year. The team has been inconsistent at the plate all season with an average of 4.39 runs per game and a 0.712 team OPS. Cleveland pitching has fallen off from previous seasons with a 4.30 collective ERA to rank right around league average.
They have struggled mightily with injuries to their rotation, including Aaron Civale and Shane Bieber missing large chunks of the year. If they can stay healthy next year, they’ll be back in the mix.
Cleveland has gotten much healthier the last few weeks, but catcher Wilson Ramos suffered a torn ACL earlier in September, while Josh Naylor is recovering from a fractured ankle earlier in the summer. Reliever Nick Sandlin is done for the season with a shoulder injury.
Texas sits at the bottom of the AL West and has the 2nd worst record in the American League at 59-100.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads Texas with a .272 batting average, while Adolis Garcia leads the team with 30 home runs and 86 RBI’s.
Texas is averaging 3.83 runs per game. Their .231 batting average is 29th in the league. Their .294 on base percentage is 30th, while their .374 slugging percentage is 29th.
Texas’ pitching ranks near the bottom of the league. Opponents have a .257 batting average against the Rangers, which is 25th in the league. Their 4.79 ERA is also 25th, while their 1.35 WHIP is 20th.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 77-81 overall
- Indians are 37-40 on the road
- Rangers are 59-100 overall
- Rangers are 35-43 at home
Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Neither of these teams have had playoff aspirations this season, both consistently sitting below .500 on the season. That being said, Cleveland has played much better than Texas, especially in the second half of the season.
The Indians have hit the ball well lately which counters well with the Rangers bottom of the league rotation and bullpen.
I’m taking Cleveland to kick their final week of baseball off with a win.
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