Free MLB Pick: Indians vs. Rangers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(79-81) Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers (59-101)
Date: Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
Time: 3:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: TBA (CLE) vs. Dane Dunning (TX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -105 Rangers -116
MLB run line Betting Odds: Indians +1.5, Rangers -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Indians will be in Texas to take on the Rangers for Game 3, Sunday at 3:05 ET. Game 2 is Saturday at 7:05 ET.
There has been no announcement about the starter for the Indians and Dane Dunning is going for the Rangers.
Cleveland took Game 1 by a score of 9-6.
By no means have the Indians been bad this year, but they have also not been great. Overall, they have been inconsistent.
With a record of 79-81, they are in 2nd place in the American League Central. The White Sox lead them by 13 games.
Cleveland dropped 2 games out of 3 from the Royals before this series. In those games, the Indians scored 15 runs and allowed 17 runs.
Eli Morgan went 5.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Friday.
At this time, there has been no starter named for the game on Sunday.
The pitching has not been great for this team. They have an ERA of 4.35 which is the 18th best in baseball.
The offense has been the best part of their game. They are scoring 4.43 runs per game which is the 18th best in the game.
The Tribe have hit 202 home runs which are the 12th best in the sport.
The Rangers have had a very bad season and have been one of the worst teams in baseball in 2021. It is on to next year for them.
With a record of 59-101, they are in last place of the American League West. The Astros lead them by 34 games.
Before this series, Texas took 2 games out of 3 from the Angels. In those games, the Rangers scored 14 runs and allowed 13 runs.
Spencer Howard went 3.2 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on Friday.
Dane Dunning is 5-9 with an ERA of 4.32. His last start was against the Orioles where he went 4.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Texas won that game 7-4.
The pitching has been a big weakness of this team. They have an ERA of 4.81 which is the 24th best in the game.
They have also not been great on offense. The team is only scoring 3.86 runs per game which is 28th best overall.
Texas has hit 165 home runs which is 26th best in the MLB.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Indians are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. the American League West.
- The Indians are 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games.
- The Indians are 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- The Indians are 58-26 in their last 84 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- The Rangers are 5-11 in their last 16 games overall.
- The Rangers are 5-11 in their last 16 games on grass.
- The Rangers are 11-29 in their last 40 games vs. the American League Central.
- The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series.
Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
I look for the Indians to finish off their season in good fashion. I just have a hard time seeing the Rangers win this one.
Cleveland is the better team and they have done a good job of taking care of teams like this.
I look for the Indians to do enough against Dunning to get a win here.
I will go with Cleveland on the road here.
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