Rangers vs. Indians Tuesday Prediction
After taking Game 1 of the series, the Cleveland Indians will attempt to make it two in a row against the Texas Rangers when the two teams meet at 6:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday night.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:10 p.m. ET, Progressive Field
TV: TEX (FSSW); CLE (STO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Indians as a -180 favorite. As of this writing, 77% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Indians to beat the Rangers on the money line. 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' Fister shaky in his first start off the disabled list
Doug Fister allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Athletics. Fister was making his first start since April 9 due to a strained right hip. He had a season-high in pitches at 105, so it was good he didn't have any restrictions in his return from the 10-day disabled list. However, he was shaky and will need to cut down on his free passes if he wants to go deeper into games.
Indians' Clevinger allows four runs vs. Mariners in his last start
Mike Clevinger allowed eight hits and four runs over six innings against the Mariners on Thursday. After firing a two-hit shutout in his last outing, Clevinger wasn't close to as dominant in this affair. The right-hander gave up three extra-base hits among his eight hits allowed, also walking one while striking out five. He did manage to avoid taking the loss, however, keeping his record at a spotless 2-0. The 27-year-old will carry a 2.56 ERA and 1.14 WHIP into a start Tuesday against the Rangers.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are just 1-5 in their last six games in Cleveland and are 1-7 in their last eight games against the Indians.
The Indians have won 50 of their last 69 games overall and are 52-16 in their last 58 home games.
The Indians have been a solid bet with Clevinger on the mound. They're 10-2 in his last 12 starts, are 7-2 in his last nine home outings and have won all five of his last five starts when facing a team with a losing record. Coupled with their dominance against the Rangers in recent meetings, I'm going to lay the wood on the Tribe.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -180