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2021 MLB Handicapping
(46-43) Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros (56-37)
Date: Monday, July 19th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: J.C. Mejia (CLE) vs. Luis Garcia (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +175 Astros -233
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Indians will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 1 Monday at 8:10 ET.
These teams played 4 games earlier this month and the Astros won all 4 of them.
Jean Carlos Mejia is going for the Indians and Luis Garcia is going for the Astros.
Overall, the Indians have had a decent season, but they have been riddled with injuries as of late. They have won 4 of their last 5 games.
They are 2nd in the American League Central with a record of 46-43. The White Sox lead them by 8 games.
Cleveland has split the first 2 games against the Athletics. On Saturday, the Tribe came out with a 3-2 win.
Cal Quantrill went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Saturday.
J.C. Mejia has not been great so far. He is 1-4 with a 7.42 ERA. His last start was against the Rays on July 7th where he went 2.2 innings and allowed 6 earned runs. The Rays won this game 8-1.
Aaron Civale and Shane Bieber are currently injured right now. Those are 2 key arms in their rotation. The Indians have an ERA of 4.40 which is 19th best in baseball.
Their offense has been a good one. They are scoring 4.34 runs per game which is 16th best in the game.
This team has hit 111 home runs which is 16th best in the game.
The Astros are having a very good season so far. In their last 5 games, they are 2-3.
They still remain 1st in the American League West with a record of 56-37. They are 3.5 games ahead of the Athletics.
Houston is 1-1 in the first 2 games of their series against the White Sox. They got beat on Saturday 10-1.
Jake Odorizzi went 3.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Saturday.
Luis Garcia has been good so far this season. He is 6-5 with a 2.95 ERA.
The pitching for this team has been impressive so far. They have an ERA of 3.64 which is 9th best in the game.
They are the best in the game when it comes to runs per game. They are scoring 5.42 runs per game.
Houston has hit 118 home runs which is 7th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 2-7 in their last 9 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Indians are 1-4 in their last 5 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Indians are 1-6 in their last 7 games vs. the American League West.
- Indians are 1-6 in their last 7 road games.
- Astros are 20-7 in their last 27 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 11-4 in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 56-22 in their last 78 games vs. the American League Central.
- Astros are 29-13 in their last 42 games overall.
Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
I do not give the Indians much of a chance in this one. I just think the Astros are too powerful here.
The Astros are the better team and I think they will put that on display on Monday. So far, Houston has played excellent against the Indians and I do not see that changing.
The Astros clearly have the pitching advantage with Garcia on the mound. Houston should be able to hit around Mejia as well.
I like the Astros on the run line in this one.
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