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2021 MLB Handicapping
(47-43) Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros (56-38)
Date: Tuesday, July 20th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Triston McKenzie (CLE) vs. Luis Garcia (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +185 Astros -250
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 2 Tuesday at 8:10 ET. Game 1 is Monday at 8:10 ET.
When these met last, the Astros won all 4 of them.
Triston McKenzie gets the start for the Indians and Luis Garcia is going for the Astros.
The Indians have had a solid season so far. They have won 5 of their last 6 games.
At 47-43, the Indians are 2nd in the American League Central. They trail the White Sox by 8 games.
Cleveland took 2 out of 3 against the Athletics this weekend. The Tribe won on Sunday by a score of 4-2. In that series, the Indians scored 11 runs and allowed 9 runs.
Zach Plesac was good on Sunday. The righty went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs.
Triston McKenzie has not been great this year. He is 1-3 with a 5.47 ERA. His last start was against the Royals on July 9th where he went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run. The Indians won this game 2-1.
Aaron Civale and Shane Bieber are still injured. Those are 2 big losses in their rotation. The staff has an ERA of 4.37 which is 18th best in baseball.
Their offense has been good this year. They are scoring 4.33 runs per game which is 16th best in baseball.
Cleveland has hit 113 home runs which is 16th best in baseball.
The Astros have been good so far this year. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
With a record of 56-38, they are 1st in the American League West. They lead the Athletics by 3.5 games.
Houston dropped 2 out of 3 against the White Sox this weekend. Chicago won 4-0 on Sunday. In that series, the Astros scored 8 runs and allowed 15 runs.
Framber Valdez went 6.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Sunday.
Luis Garcia has been good so far this year. The right hander is 6-5 with a 2.95 ERA.
Houston has done a good job pitching so far this year. They have an ERA of 3.65 which is 9th best in baseball.
Their offense has also been impressive. They are scoring 5.36 runs per game which is best in baseball.
They have blasted 118 home runs which is 8th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series.
- Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. the American League West.
- Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
- Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Astros are 11-4 in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 20-8 in their last 28 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 130-63 in their last 193 home games.
Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros need to start playing better if they wish to remain 1st in their division. I look for them to be good on Tuesday.
Houston is the better team and they will need to put that on display in this series. So far, they have had success against the Indians and I look for that to continue.
Garcia is the better pitcher than McKenzie. I look for him to pitch well and for the Astros to hit around McKenzie.
I will lay the run line with the Astros here.
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