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Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians - 6/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers
Date & Time Monday June 17, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Globe Life Park in Arlington
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Cleveland Indians -129 / Texas Rangers +119 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
FSSW, STOh
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The Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers meet Monday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Cleveland Indians look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Indians have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 71 hits and 42 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez have combined for 113 hits and 49 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 0-1 with a 2.42 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 76 hits and 39 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 138 hits and 69 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 4.40 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 4-9 in Clevinger's last 13 road starts. The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League Central, 5-12 in their last 17 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Lynn's last 6 home starts. The Indians are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Texas and 10-3 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Lynn's last 5 starts overall. The over is 5-1 in Clevinger's last 6 starts overall.

Clevinger has been money through 12 innings this season, not allowing a single run and striking out 22, but he hasn't pitched in over two months due to a back injury. Lynn has allowed three or less runs in each of his last seven starts, so while he gets hit hard a lot, he usually gives the Rangers a chance to win the ballgame. I guess the Cleveland Indians should be favored here with an ace on the hill, but I'm not trying to lay juice with a pitcher who has had two months off. I'll take the Rangers and the plus money. 

Pick:
Texas Rangers +119

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