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NLDS Game 1
Date: Friday October 5, 2018
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Justin Verlander
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -140, Indians +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 6.5
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The American League Division Series kicks off on Friday with both games taking place. The first one to take place is at Minute Maid Park when the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians face off.
The Astros won four of the seven games played between the two teams this year.
The Cleveland Indians have the worst record of any American League team, but this is a team that has a ton of playoff experience.
Even though they don’t have the best record, they statistically they are a very good team. They are averaging 5.05 runs per game which is third best in the league.
The pitching staff has also been good this year coming in with a team ERA of 3.77. In this game that offense is going to need to be good and try to scratch out some runs in a pitchers duel.
On the mound for the Indians is Corey Kluber who has been lights out this year coming into this game with a 20-7 record and an ERA of 2.89.
In his last few starts he hasn’t been as lights out giving up three or more runs in three of his last four starts.
ON the other side of this matchup is the Houston Astros who won the World Series last year and have a target on their back.
The Astros star last year was Carlos Correa but he has really struggled the last few months and he really is the X-factor in this series and in the playoffs.
They need him to be the player he was last year, and in this game they need to really try and get his speed on the bases.
On the mound for the Astros is Justin Verlander who comes into this game with a 16-9 record and an ERA of 2.52. Over his last three starts he has gone a total of 19 innings and gave up only one run.
In this game they need him to be lights out. He was this teams savior last year, and they need him to be the same this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2 in CLE last 9 playoff road games.
- CLE are 2-6 in their last 8 playoff games.
- Under is 13-5-1 in CLE last 19 playoff games.
- Under is 7-0-1 in HOU last 8 overall.
- Under is 7-0-1 in HOU last 8 games as a favorite.
- HOU are 21-6 in their last 27 overall.
- CLE are 27-13 in the last 40 meetings.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
This one is tough. This is too great pitchers who both teams feel like can carry them to where they need to go to in this series and the winner of this game is oging to have a huge advantage.
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I really like the way that Verlander has played as of late and I think he will be lights out again. The Astros will win a low scoring affair.
MLB Free Game 1 Score Prediction: Astros 3 – Indians 1
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