The Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians will meet to start their series from Texas tonight. All odds for all MLB games can be conveniently found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Rangers have led the AL West from the beginning of the year and will be looking to put the division to rest very soon. They have a 3.5 game lead in the AL West and are 43 – 25 at home this season. For game one of the series they will start Matt Harrison who has losses in his last two starts. In 179 innings of work Harrison is pitching to a3.37 ERA.
The Indians are playing out the string as they have a lot in recent years and will be looking to play the role spoiler. They are just 27 – 45 on the road this season and are in dead last in the AL Central. They will start Ubaldo Jimenez tonight is lost his last three starts. He is actually pitching to a 5.58 ERA in 161 innings of work this season.
Texas is 15-7 in their last 22 games overall, 4-1 in their last five games against the AL Central, and 5-2 in Harrison’s last seven home starts, Cleveland is 2-5 in their last seven game one of a series, 8-22 against teams with a winning record, and 0-5 in Jimenez’s last five starts. Cleveland is 6-21 in the last 27 meetings of these two.
This is obviously a lopsided line for obvious reasons. We don’t see any way the Indians win, so give us Texas as a big-time moneyline favorite at online sportsbooks.