Rangers vs. Indians Monday Prediction
The Indians dropped two over the weekend to the Seattle Mariners but they'll look to get back on track when they host the last-place Texas Rangers Monday night at 6:10 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 30, 2018
6:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park
TV: TEX (FSSW); CLE (STO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Indinas as a -180 favorite. As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Indians to beat the Rangers on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Rangers' Hamels falls to 1-4 to start the season
Cole Hamels dropped to 1-4 after allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday against the A's. Hamels allowed two runs or fewer for the third time in six starts. His stuff has degraded, so at this point, two runs for six innings is about the best anyone should hope for when he starts. He can keep his team in games, but with such a mediocre team around him, it's not going to get him many wins.
Indians' Bauer strikes out eight, allows one run vs. Cubs
Trevor Bauer struck out eight batters and allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings to beat the Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday. It was a strong outing against a very good lineup. Bauer scattered just four singles and three walks in the contest and improved his record to 2-2 after five starts. He has a marvelous 2.41 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 35 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings. Bauer will face off against Cole Hamels and the Rangers on Monday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are just 1-6 in their last seven games versus the Indians and have dropped four of their last five games in Cleveland.
The Indians have won 21 of their last 28 games played on Monday and are 25-9 in their last 34 games when they open a new series.
The Rangers are winless at 0-4 in Cole Hamels' last four starts, are 0-5 in his last five outings when facing a team with a winning record, and are 2-5 in Hamels' last seven road starts. On the other side, the Indians have won four of Bauers' last five home starts, are 12-5 in his last 17 outings when facing the American League West, and are 5-2 in his last seven starts coming off four days of rest.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -180