Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/2/14
Texas Rangers (43-65) at Cleveland Indians (53-55)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Miles Mikolas (R) (1-3) (8.545) vs. T.J. House (L) (1-2) (4.776)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -165 / Texas Rangers +155 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, STO
The Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians meet Saturday night for game two at Progressive Field.
The Rangers have lost seven of their last 10 games and are 23 games below a .500 record. The Rangers pitching staff continues to put up historically bad numbers, allowing 26 runs in their last three games. Overall, the Rangers have an ERA of 4.84, which is 29th in baseball and they’ve lost 19 straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adrian Beltre has hit safely in six of his last seven games and Shin-Soo Choo has a hit in eight of his last 10 games. Miles Mikolas takes the mound, and he’s 1-3 with a 8.54 ERA and has 16 strikeouts in 26.1 innings. This is Mikolas’ first career game against the Indians.
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The Indians are 7-8 since the All Star break and one game below a .500 record. The Indians offense has been on a tear as of late, producing four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Indians have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Michael Brantley has five hits in his last two games and Carlos Santana has 13 RBI in his last 10 games. The Indians have an ERA of 3.88, which is 19th in baseball. Starting is T.J. House, who is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and has 32 strikeouts in 50 innings. This is House’s second career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 1-4 in Mikolas' last 5 starts and 5-17 in their last 22 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Indians are 4-1 in Houses last 5 starts as a favorite and 5-2 in Houses last 7 starts overall.
This is a game you probably avoid due to their being no value and both young pitchers on the mound. However, if you must, you guys know I've been avoiding the Rangers all season and making a decent profit off of it.