Indians vs. Rangers - 5/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (30-21) at Cleveland Indians (26-23)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
D Holland (3-4) (5.21) vs. C Kluber (4-5) (3.78)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -167 / Texas Rangers +157 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians clash Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Rangers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers offense has been on fire all year, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 59 hits, Adrian Beltre has 34 RBI and Nomar Mazara has nine home runs. Colby Lewis gets the nod, and he’s 4-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Lewis is 2-2 with a 8.44 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.90 and have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 60 hits, Jason Kipnis has 28 RBI and Mike Napoli has 11 home runs. Corey Kluber takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 3.78 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 20-8 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Lewis' last 5 starts on grass. The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 2-5 in Klubers last 7 home starts. The Rangers are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Cleveland.
I've been high on the Rangers all season and have made some nice money off them already. However, the Indians have the pitching advantage here and Kluber is due for one of his impressive showings. I'll take the home team here.