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2021 MLB Handicapping
(49-33) Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians (42-36)
Date: Saturday, July 3rd, 2021
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi (HOU) vs. Eli Morgan (CLE)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -196 Indians +150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5, Indians +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
The Astros will be in Cleveland to face the Indians for game 3 Saturday at 7:15 ET. Game 2 is Friday at 7:10 ET.
The Astros took the 1st game of the series 7-2 on Thursday.
Jake Odorizzi will go for the Astros and Eli Morgan will be going for the Indians.
The Astros have played good baseball this year, but they have been skidding lately. They have lost 5 of their last 7 games.
They have a record of 49-33 which puts them 1st in the American League West. They are 1.5 games ahead of the Athletics.
Before this series, the Astros got swept by the Orioles in 3 games. They get outscored 27-12 in those games.
Framber Valdez continued his good pitching on Thursday. The lefty went 7 innings and allowed 2 earned runs.
Jake Odorizzi has been pretty good this year. He is 2-3 with a 4.08 ERA. His last start came on Sunday when he went against the Tigers. He went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run. The Tigers won this game 2-1.
The Astros have done a good pitching for most of the year. They have a 3.66 ERA which is 9th best in baseball.
Their offense is still best in the game when it comes to scoring runs. They are scoring 5.62 runs a game.
Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, and Carlos Correa are some important bats in their lineup. This team is currently without Alex Bregman.
They have hit 106 home runs which is 7th best across MLB.
This Indians have been a solid team this year, but they have been struggling of late. They have lost their last 3 games.
Cleveland has a 42-36 record which puts them 2nd in the American League Central. The White Sox are 5 games ahead of them.
Earlier this week, the Indians lost 2 out of 3 to the Tigers. They get outscored 21-18 in that series.
Jean Carlos Mejia went 4 innings and allowed 6 earned runs on Thursday.
Eli Morgan has not made many starts this year, but he has struggled. He is 1-2 with a 9.37 ERA. His last start was against the Tigers on Monday where he went 5 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Indians won this game 13-5.
Their pitching has been struggling for a bit now. They have a 4.36 ERA which is 19th best in baseball. They are currently without Zach Plesac, Aaron Civale, and Shane Bieber.
The offense has been the best part of their game. They are scoring 4.35 runs per game which is 16th in baseball.
They have hit 95 home runs which is 17th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Astros are 13-3 in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 12-3 in their last 15 during game 3 of a series.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Indians are 1-5 in their last 6 games overall.
- Indians are 1-5 in their last 6 games on grass.
Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
After getting swept by the Orioles, the Astros bounced back in game 1 against the Indians. I look for them to have a good series in Cleveland.
The Astros are the better team and they have more weapons with their hitters and pitchers. I feel good betting them in this one.
The pitching advantage goes to Odorizzi here. I look for him to pitch a solid game and for the Astros to hit around Morgan.
The moneyline is too expensive for me in this one, so I will go with the Astros on the run line.
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