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(14-13) Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros (11-20)
Date: Monday, May 9th, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Mike Fiers
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cleveland -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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A pair of American League teams begin the first of a three-game series as the Cleveland Indians travel to Houston to take on the struggling Astros.
Despite a 7-0 loss on Saturday night, the Indians have been playing some pretty good baseball.
The Tribe have been getting contributions from all of their players, outscoring their opponents 20-5 before that ugly 7-0 loss.
Francisco Lindor leads the team with a .324 average and journeyman Mike Napoli leads them in both homers and RBI.
Cleveland will send Corey Kluber to the mound as the Tribe look to take the first game of the series. Kluber is just 2-3 on the year but owns an impressive 0.95 WHIP.
He is coming off a complete game five-hit shutout and has been lights out lately. Over his last three starts, Kluber has allowed just three runs while striking out 23 batters.
Houston has gotten off to an awful start this year, but the Astros seem to be picking up steam. Led by the bats of Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve, the Astros have averaged more than six runs per game over their last five.
The team still has several kinks to work out, but they have the talent to contend with the rest of the AL West.
Mike Fiers will get the call for Houston and will be in for a challenge as he faces Corey Kluber.
Fiers has a K/BB ratio of more than 6/1, but he’s struggled at home this year. Fiers has allowed four earned runs in two of his last three starts at Minute Maid Park, and he’ll have to be much better than that if he wants to get the better of the Tribe.
In four home starts, Fiers has yet to go past the sixth inning. His durability has been auspicious and it’s shown in the box score.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 7-17 in night games.
- Astros are 3-5 as underdogs.
- Astros are 3-3 when Fiers starts.
- Indians are 2-4 when Kluber starts.
- Indians are 9-7 in night games.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Corey Kluber has always been one of the best pitchers in baseball, though the lack of run support has hampered his record over the last few seasons. Houston has usually provided Fiers with ample run support, but the Astros will face a different animal in Kluber.
The Indians and Astros are both middle-of-the-road offensively, so I’ll take the better pitcher.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cleveland ML
It would be nice to see this price a bit lower since Kluber doesn’t get much run support, but Fiers has struggled badly at home. I’ll take Kluber over Fiers at -130.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 6-3
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