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Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 10/1/21

Cleveland Indians (78-81) vs. Texas Rangers (59-100)
October 1, 2021 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers -120 / Cleveland Indians -111; Over/Under: +8
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The Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers meet Friday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Indians look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rangers look for a win after splitting their last eight games.

The Cleveland Indians have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Indians have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Amed Rosario leads the Indians with 153 hits and 53 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes have combined for 247 hits and 184 RBI. Eli Morgan gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 5.27 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. This will be Morgan’s second career game against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Rangers have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 170 hits and 52 RBI while Nathaniel Lowe and Adolis Garcia have combined for 279 hits and 159 RBI. Spencer Howard gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 7.04 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. This will be Howard’s first career game against the Indians.

The Indians are 5-16 in their last 21 Friday games and 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series. The Rangers are 17-39 in their last 56 during game 1 of a series and 40-82 in their last 122 overall. The over is 4-0 in Indians last 4 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Rangers last 5 home games. The Indians are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Texas.

I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams that have nothing to play for, or either of these pitchers who have been rocked all year. Howard has allowed 13 hits and 10 runs in his last 10.1 innings. Two guys with ERAs over five on the season. Instead of picking a side in this spot, I’ll lean toward the over on the total.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Over 8

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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