Indians vs. Rangers Prediction
After hammering the Texas Rangers on Saturday, will the Cleveland Indians earn another road win today at 3:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, July 22, 2018
3:05PM ET – Globe Life Park
TV: FSSW (Tex); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are the clear favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -170 to win, while the Rangers are listed with odds of +150 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 11 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 71 percent going on Cleveland 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 edge Rangers
The Indians were hot at the plate again on Saturday, putting up 16 runs in a 16-3 victory. They have scored 25 runs over the two games in this series. Cleveland is 54-43 overall and 23-24 on the road. The Indians are putting up 5.28 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.29 per contest.
The Indians will have Mike Clevinger on the mound this afternoon. Clevinger has started 19 games this season and has a 7-5 record with a 3.47 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Clevinger has pitched a total of 122.0 innings and has 118 strikeouts with 40 walks.
Rangers fall again
The Rangers have lost four straight and seven of their last eight games following Saturday’s 16-3 loss to the Indians. Texas is 41-58 overall and 19-30 at home. The Rangers are putting up 4.39 runs per game this season while allowing 5.17 runs per contest.
Yovani Gallardo will get the start for the Rangers this afternoon. He is making just his sixth start of the year and has a 3-1 record with an 8.60 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. Gallardo has pitched a total of 30.1 innings this year and has 20 strikeouts with 13 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 27 of their last 37 Games 3’s in a series and they also have won 60 of their last 80 against a losing team.
The Rangers are just 2-8 in their last 10 games against a right-handed starter, but they have won Gallardo’s last five starts against the AL Central.
Gallardo hasn’t been able to do much this season when he has been on the mound and I don’t think he will put it all together today against the Indians. Clevinger has been pretty steady this season and should be able to handle the Texas hitting. Cleveland just has more options to win this game than Texas and I think the Indians get the job done.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -170