Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers: Best Odds and Preview for October 1, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 30, 2021, 11:49 pm

The Cleveland Indians (78-81) and the Texas Rangers (59-100) square off on Friday at 8:05 PM ET. The Indians are favored on the moneyline (-125) against the underdog Rangers (+107).

Cleveland’s Eli Morgan and Texas’ Spencer Howard pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

Best Odds for Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers.

Indians Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Indians have been favorites in 66 games this season and have come away with the win 41 times (62.1%) in those contests.
  • Contests with Cleveland have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 81 of 157 chances this season.
  • The Indians have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 700 (4.4 per game).
  • Cleveland has played as the favorite in four of its past 10 games and has gone 3-1 in those contests.
  • In their last 10 matchups with a total posted by sportsbooks, the Indians and their opponents are 5-5 when it comes to hitting the over.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Morgan makes the start for the Indians, his 18th of the season. He is 4-7 with a 5.27 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 83 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, the righty went six scoreless innings against the White Sox while surrendering one hit.
  • Morgan’s team has an 8-9 record in his starts this season.
  • Morgan has started 17 contests with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The teams have combined to hit the over in 10 of them.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
José Ramírez 149 .267 .357 .545 36 101 144
Franmil Reyes 113 .255 .325 .528 30 84 105
Myles Straw 57 .291 .366 .383 2 13 66
Bobby Bradley 72 .211 .299 .443 15 40 50
Amed Rosario 139 .282 .318 .411 11 55 153
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Rangers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have won 37.1% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (52-88).
  • Texas has combined with opponents to go over the total 77 times this season for a 77-72-10 record against the over/under.
  • The Rangers are the second-lowest scoring team in MLB action averaging 3.8 runs per game (612 total).
  • Texas went 4-4 over the eight games it was the underdog on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Rangers and their opponents combined to go over the total five times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • The Rangers will send Howard (0-2) out for his eighth start of the season. He is 0-2 with a 9.17 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 17 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was on Friday against the Orioles, when the right-hander threw four innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • Howard’s team has a 3-4 record in his starts this season.
  • Howard’s starts went over the run total three times in seven games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
DJ Peters 15 .192 .382 .385 1 4 5
Nate Lowe 154 .260 .354 .408 17 71 142
Andy Ibáñez 73 .277 .320 .438 7 23 67
Adolis García 146 .244 .287 .460 31 90 139
Willie Calhoun 71 .259 .321 .385 5 24 64

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