MLB Matchups  >>  Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians Preview 07/27/2013

 
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The Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Progressive Field.

Yu Darvish will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Darvish is 9-4 this season with a 2.86 ERA.

Starting this game for the Indians will be Justin Masterson. The righthander has a 3.60 ERA to go along with a 11-7 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
The Rangers were a 11-8 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Texas has lost 2 straight games.
Cleveland has won 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Texas: 56-47 SU
Cleveland: 54-48 SU
TEXAS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Texas is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas's last 13 games
Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Texas
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games

NEXT UP:
Cleveland home to Texas, Sunday, July 28