June 10, 2013 at 4:37 PM #52323
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
Venue/ Stadium: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Time/Date: 8:05 PM EST Monday, June 10, 2013
MLB Odds From: BetOnline
Moneyline: Indians +125 / Rangers -135
Over/Under: 10.5 runs
Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers Preview
The Rangers are coming off win, but in their last 10 games they are only a .500 team and they now only have a slight 1/2 game lead over the Oakland A’s in the AL West. The Indians are reeling losers of 7 straight and they sit 5.5 games back of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. MLB lines have the Rangers as the home favorite in this game with a high total of 10.5 runs.
In their last games the Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 and the Indians lost to the Detroit Tigers 4-1.
On the season the Indians have an Over/Under record of 32-26 and a run-line W/L record of 26-36 and the Rangers have an Over/Under record of 24-35 and a run-line W/L record of 31-31.
This season the Rangers are 18-8 at home and the Indians are 12-20 on the road.
The Rangers have won 6 of their last 7 games facing the Indians.
The Indians have dropped 11 straight road games.
Scott Kazmir (3-3 5.24 ERA) goes for the Indians tonight and in his last start he gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings in a loss to the New York Yankees.
Josh Lindblom (0-1 7.71 ERA) gets the starting nod for the Rangers and in his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings in a loss to the Oakland A’s.
Lindblom will only be making his 2nd Major League start tonight.
Kazmir is 6-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 13 career starts against the Rangers, but he has not faced them since the 2010 season.
In their 7-game losing streak the Indians’ offense is only hitting .219 and has been outscored 45-24.
Texas is 12-3 in their last 15 home games against the Indians.
Adrian Beltre is riding a 14-game hitting streak and in that span he is hitting .387 with 5 HR including going deep in yesterday’s game.
In some betting trends for this AL game the Indians are 3-13 in their last 16 overall, 0-4 in Kazmir’s last 4 road starts, and they have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 28-13 in their last 41 home games vs. a team with a losing record, and they have an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
Jason’s Pick: Even with a rookie hurler on the mound I am going with the Rangers since they are at home and facing a struggling Indians’ squad.
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