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Looking for Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros free mlb predictions? MLB betting sees the Indians taking on the Astros on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Minute Maid Park in Houston 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 like this Indians Astros free pick.
2018 MLB Season
(21-22) Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros (29-17)
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 8:08 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Lance McCullers Jr.
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -137 | Indians +127
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Arizona -1.5 (+165)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Carrasco was able to follow up his nine-inning 14 strikeout gem with another quality start, but unfortunately was tagged with the loss against the Detroit Tigers. He gave up three earned runs in six innings of work while he struck out four and walked two.
His season stats are looking good as he owns a 8.69 K/9 compared to a low 1.98 BB/9. He’s also done a good job limiting the long ball with a 1.07 HR/9. His .271 BABIP is due for some regression, but it is encouraging to see his 3.47 FIP is lower than his 3.66 ERA.
Cleveland has managed to get by in the last week winning three of their six contests. During that time their lineup is slashing .287/.362/.491 to go with 23 extra-base hits and 35 RBI.
McCullers Jr. was able to put in another quality start, but was also tagged with his second loss of the season against the Los Angeles Angels in a 1-2 loss. He put in six innings of work giving up four hits and two runs while he struck out six and walked two. This was his fifth quality start of the season, while he hasn’t given up a home run in his last five starts.
McCullers Jr. continues to tear it up as his stat line is looking like the stats of an ace. He owns a high 10.04 K/9 to go with a low 3.63 BB/9 and 0.52 HR/9. Even though he has an unlucky .315 BABIP, he has still posted a solid 3.63 ERA and 3.05 FIP.
Houston has been playing some solid baseball in the last week winning of five of their six contests. During that time their lineup is slashing .236/.295/.408 to go with 19 extra-base hits and 22 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CLE are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Houston.
- CLE are 2-7 in their last 9 road games.
- HOU are 6-2 in their last 8 Sun. games.
- HOU are 32-13 in their last 45 home games.
- Under is 35-16-3 in HOU last 54 home games.
- Under is 20-6-2 in the last 28 meetings.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: Cleveland edges out Houston on the road
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Indians +127 & UNDER 7.5 Runs
With the way both these pitchers have been pitching, and the way that unders have been trending for Houston this could be a low scoring game. Yes, Cleveland’s bullpen has been shaky, but playing against top teams usually brings out the best in your team. Roll with the road dogs who have a hotter lineup, while this total stays under 7.5 runs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Indians 4 – Astros 3
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