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2021 MLB Handicapping
(43-81) Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians (61-61)
Date: Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Projected Pitchers: Spencer Howard (TX) vs. Zach Plesac (CLE)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +125 Indians -156
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rangers +1.5, Indians-1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Rangers will be in Cleveland to take on the Indians for game 2 Wednesday at 7:10 ET. Game 1 is Tuesday at 7:10 ET.
Spencer Howard is going for the Rangers and Zach Plesac gets the ball for the Indians.
They have not played each other yet this year.
The Rangers have had a very tough season so far this year. They are on pace to lose over 100 games.
They are in last place of the American League West with a record of 43-81. The Astros lead them by 29.5 games.
Texas lost to the Red Sox 8-4 on Monday. Boston ended up taking 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, they scored 14 runs and allowed 15 runs.
Kolby Allard went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Monday.
Spencer Howard has not been great this year. He is 0-3 with an ERA of 6.56. His last start was against the Mariners where he went 2 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. Seattle won that game 9-8.
The pitching has really struggled for this ball club. They own an ERA of 4.69 which is 23rd best in the majors.
Their offense has also not been great. They are only scoring 3.78 runs per game which is 28th best in the majors.
Texas has hit 132 home runs which is 25th best in the league.
The Indians have been an up and down team this year. They have yet to play consistently well this year.
They are in 2nd place of the American League Central with a record of 61-61. They trail the White Sox by 9 games.
Cleveland swept a 3 game series with the Angles over the weekend. In those games, the Tribe scored 17 runs and allowed 2 runs.
Cal Quantrill went 7 innings, did not allow an earned run, and struck out 9 people.
Zach Plesac is 7-4 with an ERA of 4.87. His last start was against the Twins where he went 4.2 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. Minnesota won that game 8-7.
Pitching for this team has not been great this year. They are still without Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale. The club has an ERA of 4.40 which is 18th best in the majors.
They are scoring 4.39 runs per game which is 18th best in the league.
Cleveland has hit 152 home runs which is 16th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 17-35 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series.
- Rangers are 15-37 in their last 52 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rangers are 21-54 in their last 75 games overall.
- Ranges are 9-24 in their last 33 games vs. the American League Central.
- Indians are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- Indians are 5-2 in their last 7 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Indians are 55-25 in their last 80 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
The Indians have playing well as of late and I look for that to continue in this game. I have no confidence backing the Rangers here.
Cleveland is a better team and I think they will take care of business in this one. There is no excuse for them to lose to the Rangers.
Plesac is the better pitcher and I look for him to pitch better than Howard here.
I like the Indians on the moneyline in this one.
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