The Cleveland Indians are in Texas for game two of their four game series with the Rangers. The Rangers crushed Josh Tomlin and the Indians in the first game 9-0. The Rangers have played the Indians well of late winning 6 of the last 8 meetings overall.
Head to Head Trends
Indians are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
Indians are 0-7 in their last 7 games with Barrett behind home plate.
Texas Rangers (+125)
The Texas Rangers are 1st in the American League West 22 games above .500 and 7.5 games ahead of the 2nd place Seattle Mariners. The Rangers are one of the better home teams in the league where they have a 40-20 record. At home the Rangers pitching isn’t all that great allowing 4.78 runs per game but their offense must really love some home cooking averaging 5.18 runs per game.
On the hill for the Rangers in this one is lefty Martin Perez who is 8-9 with a 4.27 ERA on the season. Perez has been horrible on the road this season where he is 1-8 with a 6.23 ERA but at home he’s been the total opposite going 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA.
Texas Rangers Trends
Rangers are 38-17 in their last 55 home games.
Rangers are 10-1 in Perezs last 11 home starts.
Cleveland Indians (-135)
The Cleveland Indians are 1st in the American League Central 18 games above .500 and 4.5 games clear of the 2nd place Detroit Tigers. The Indians are a solid team overall but it seemed like they were getting a few lucky bounces there for a while and like I say a lot luck usually evens out and it looks like their luck might have changed scoring just 3 runs total over their last 4 games.
Starting for the Indians tonight is Corey Kluber who is 13-8 with a 3.13 ERA on the season. Kluber had a bit of a slow start this season but he’s pitched great over the last couple months with 8 straight quality starts.
Cleveland Indians Trends
Indians are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
Indians are 1-4 in Klubers last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
I’m going with the Texas Rangers over the Indians in this one. Both are good teams that play some solid ball but it seems like the Indians might be cooling off a bit while the Rangers are heating up plus I like the Rangers as a nice little +125 home dog.
Free Pick: Texas Rangers +125