MLB Odds: Rangers vs Indians MLB Picks – April 12, 2010: The Cleveland Indians will host the Texas Rangers this afternoon for their home opener at Progressive Field. The two teams are scheduled to take the field at 3:05pm ET. MLB Odds at Sportsbook.com have the Rangers listed as a slight -115 moneyline favorite; the game total is set at 8 with the Under drawing -120 odds.
Cleveland will attempt to snap its current three game losing streak when it takes on Texas today. The Indians were swept by the Tigers in Detroit over the weekend, dropping their record to 2-4 on the season. The series finale was especially difficult to swallow as Cleveland led 5-0 in the first inning with Tigers ace Justin Verlander on the hill. The Indians bullpen assured Detroit a victory, though, after giving up six earned runs in the final three innings.
Fausto Carmona will toe the rubber for Cleveland today as he looks to get his second win of the season. Carmona pitched six innings in the Indians season opener, giving up three earned runs and six walks (one strikeout) in six innings pitched. The 26 year old right-hander is just 2-6 in eight career starts against the Rangers with a 6.02 ERA.
Texas brought its record to 3-3 yesterday afternoon by winning the rubber match of its three game series with AL West rival Seattle. The Rangers got a 9-2 win after cranking out 16 hits, eight of which came off of starter Ian Snell in the first three innings. Rangers hurler Scott Feldman went seven innings and gave up just one earned run in the victory.
Rich Harden will make his second start of the season today for Texas. Harden lasted just 3.2 innings in his first appearance, giving up one hit and one earned run while walking five and striking out eight. The Rangers went on to lose the game 4-7 to the Blue Jays.
MLB Picks Betting Trend: The Indians are just 3-7 in their last 10 home games against the Rangers, losing by an average of 4.4 runs per game.
Texas Rangers Over 8 (+100), -115 (Moneyline)
Cleveland Indians Under 8 (-120), -105 (Moneyline)
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