Rangers vs. Indians - 8/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (73-54) at Texas Rangers (75-54)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
D Salazar (11-5) (3.83) vs. D Holland (5-6) (4.92)
The Line: Texas Rangers +110 / Cleveland Indians -120 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Indians have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.85 and have lost five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 153 hits, Jason Kipnis has 68 RBI and Jose Ramirez has 10 home runs. Danny Salazar gets the ball, and he’s 11-5 with a 3.90 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Salazar is 1-0 with a 4.41 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 149 hits, Adrian Beltre has 84 RBI and Rougned Odor has 24 home runs. Derek Holland takes the hill, and he’s 5-6 with a 4.92 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Holland is 4-1 with a 2.74 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series and 10-3 in Salazars last 13 starts. The Rangers are 12-4 in their last 16 Sunday games and 5-1 in Hollands last 6 home starts. The Rangers are 6-2 in Hollands last 8 starts vs. Indians.
The Indians are in a minor slump right now and the Rangers continue to hit the cover off the ball. Hard not to like the plus money and the home team.