Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers – 4/5/2017 Free Pick & MLB Betting Prediction

April 4, 2017, by Tony M.


Looking for Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers free plays? MLB betting sees the Indians taking on the Rangers on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.

(2-0) Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers (0-2)

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Time: 8:05 PM ET

Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington, TX.

Projected Pitchers: Salazar vs. Hamels

MLB Moneyline Odds: Cleveland -105 / Texas -115

MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cleveland +120 / Texas -140

MLB Betting Total: 8.5

Cleveland Indians

The Indians have started off the 2017 campaign in a sweet way.

Cleveland has taken the first two games of this 3 game set, behind solid timing offensively, along with the pitching really picking up.

In game 2 it was Carlos Carrasco who threw 5.2 innings of 2 run ball while the offense tacked on a huge insurance run on a Michael Brantley single that proved to be the game-winner.

Cleveland will send out Danny Salazar to the mound, another huge part of this team. It was Salazar who went down with an injury last season, a huge missing piece to the Indians run.

Salazar has to keep his control here, as that is his biggest issue.

Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers just can’t seem to slow the Indians down when it matters the most.

A 2 run home run by Joey Gallo was the only offense they could muster until the 9th, which they strung together a pair of doubles. Texas stranded the tying run in scoring position as Cody Allen struck the side out to close the game out.

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The Rangers will send out Cole Hamels here, who looks to build off his solid 2016.

Hamels turned in a solid 15-5 record while posting a 3.32 ERA. He’s been a very consistent starter for this Rangers team, but the walks are a huge issue for him.

Hamels will need to control that here, as Cleveland is one of the most patient teams in the MLB.

MLB Baseball Betting Trends:

  • Under is 7-1-1 in CLE last 9 road games.
  • CLE are 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
  • Under is 11-3 in CLE last 14 overall.
  • TEX are 35-17 in their last 52 Tue. games.
  • Head to Head: CLE is 3-8 in the last 11 meetings.
  • Head to Head: Over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.

Free Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:

This has the making of a higher scoring game, as Globe Life Park has seen the ball fly throughout the first two games.

4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8.5