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2021 MLB Handicapping
(47-44) Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros (57-38)
Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Eli Morgan (CLE) vs. Lance McCullers Jr (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +240 Astros -333
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Indians will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 3 Wednesday at 8:10 ET. Game 2 is Tuesday at 8:10 ET.
The Astros won the first game of the series 4-3.
Eli Morgan is going for the Indians and Lance McCullers Jr. will be going for the Astros.
The Indians have played decent ball so far this year. In their last 4 games, they are .500.
They are 2nd in the American League Central with a record of 47-44. The White Sox lead them by 8.5 games.
Cleveland took 2 out of 3 against the Athletics this weekend. In that series, the Tribe scored 11 runs and allowed 9 runs.
Jean Carlos Mejia went 4.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Monday.
Eli Morgan has not been good so far this year. He is 1-3 with a 7.86 ERA. His last start was on Friday against the Athletics where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Oakland won this game 5-4.
The pitching for this team has not been great. They have an ERA of 4.35 which is 17th best in baseball. Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale are both hurt.
Their offense has been good throughout the year. They are scoring 4.32 runs per game which is 17th best in baseball.
Cleveland has hit 114 home runs which is 15th best in the major leagues.
The Astros are having another impressive season. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
This club is 1st in the American League West with a record of 57-38. They are 3.5 games ahead of the Athletics.
Houston dropped 2 out of 3 games against the White Sox this weekend. In that series, the Astros scored 8 runs and allowed 15 runs.
Zack Greinke went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Monday.
Lance McCullers Jr. has been good this year. He is 7-2 with a 2.80 ERA. His last start was on Friday against Chicago where he went 7 innings, allowed 1 earned run, and struck out 10 batters.
The pitching for this team has been good so far. They have an ERA of 3.64 which is 8th best in the game.
Their offense is best in the game when it comes to runs per game. They are scoring 5.35 runs per game.
This team has hit 119 home runs which is 9th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 3-8 in their last 11 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Indians are 2-7 in their last 9 games vs. the American League West.
- Indians are 2-7 in their last 9 road games.
- Astros are 8-1 in their last 9 Wednesday games.
- Astros are 14-5 in their last 19 during game 3 of a series.
- Astros are 21-8 in their last 29 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 30-14 in their last 44 games overall.
Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros have played very well this season against the Indians. I look for that to continue on Wednesday.
Houston is the better team and they should be able to show that in this game. These are teams they need to be able to beat.
Lance McCullers Jr. is the better pitcher and I look for him to pitch a solid game in this one. The Houston offense should be able to have success against Eli Morgan.
The moneyline is too expensive for me here, so I will go with Houston on the run line.
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