Indians vs. Rangers Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians go on the road and pick up a big win over the Texas Rangers tonight at 8:05PM ET?
965 Cleveland Indians vs. 966 Texas Rangers
Monday, June 17, 2019
8:05PM ET – Globe Life Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -135 to win, while the Rangers are listed with a money line of +115 to win. The over/under total for the contest is set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 55 percent going on the Indians on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Indians sweep Tigers
Cleveland is coming off a weekend sweep in Detroit for six wins in eight games. The Indians are 37-33 on the season, 17-16 on the road and 40-28 with the under. The Tribe have Mike Clevinger on the mound today. He is 1-0 on the season with an 0.00 ERA.
The Indians are a strong pitching staff, posting a 3.88 team ERA with a 1.22 team WHIP. When it comes to hitting, Cleveland averages 4.29 runs per game while hitting .232 at the plate. Carlos Santana is leading the team with 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 42 RBI while Francisco Lindor has 11 doubles, 11 home runs and 25 RBI.
Rangers return home
Texas had a 7-game road trip last week, going 4-3 against the Red Sox and the Reds. The Rangers are now 38-33 on the season, 24-12 at home and 35-35 with the over/under total. Texas has Lance Lynn on the mound today. He is 7-4 on the season with a 4.40 ERA.
Texas is one of the top hitting teams in the majors, as they average 5.63 runs per game while hitting .255 at the plate. On the mound, the Rangers have a 4.89 team ERA and a 1.46 team WHIP. Texas has some injuries to contend with as Nomar Mazara, Hunter Pence and Joey Gallo are questionable to play today. These three each have 39 RBI or more this season. Pence is leading the team with 14 doubles, 15 home runs and 48 RBI while Gallo has 17 home runs with 41 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are 6-2 in their last eight against winning teams and 4-1 in their last five road games.
The Rangers are 14-5 in their last 19 home games, but just 5-12 in their last 17 series openers.
Clevinger is making his return from a long layoff due to injury. He last pitched on April 7. Through 12 innings this year, he hasn’t allowed a run and has 22 strikeouts with four walks and two hits. Lynn has allowed multiple runs in five straight starts, but still has been very competitive. He gets deep into games and I think he can contend with the Cleveland hitters today. However, I think the Rangers will struggle with Clevinger today, especially without some of their key hitters. This game should come down to the bullpen, and I trust Cleveland’s a little more.
MLB Prediction: Cleveland Indians -135