Rangers at Indians - 5/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (20-23) at Cleveland Indians (20-23)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Progressive Field)
P Klein (1-0) (4.50) vs. S Marcum (1-0) (2.31)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -136 / Texas Rangers +126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, STO
The Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Texas Rangers look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Rangers have scored 30 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Rangers have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 63 hits and 32 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus have combined for 37 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won six of their last seven road games. Phil Klein gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Klein is 0-1 with a 18.00 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Indians have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Indians have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 60 hits and 20 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 53 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have won five of their last seven home games. Shaun Marcum takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Marcum is 2-0 with a 5.01 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog and 8-20 in their last 28 vs. American League Central. The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite and 7-19 in their last 26 during game 1 of a series. The Rangers are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland and 3-14 in the last 17 meetings overall.
Both teams have caught fire lately, which usually makes me side with the underdog. However, the Indians have flat out owend the Rangers, which includes wins in 14 of their last 17 meetings. I'm taking the home team.