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(72-64) Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians (79-56)
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Mike Clevinger
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros +111 / Indians -121
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros +1.5 -190 / Indians -1.5 +160
MLB Betting Total: 8.5 runs
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The Astros snapped a 2-game skid in their last game and while they will not catch the Rangers in the AL West, 9.5 games back, they have a legit shot at the Wild Card only 2 games out of the 2nd spot.
The Indians are red hot winners of 6 straight games and they are in first place in the AL Central with a 5.5 game cushion over the Detroit Tigers.
In their last games the Astros beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 and the Indians beat the Miami Marlins 6-5.
The Indians are 17-6 in their last 23 games facing the Astros and 11-2 in their last 13 home games against them.
The Astros rank 14th in the Majors in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.
Mike Fiers (9-6 4.31 ERA) goes for the Astros tonight and in his last outing he gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings in a 4-3 win over the Oakland A’s. Houston has won his last 3 starts.
Fiers faced the Indians very early in the season in Houston and had a solid outing giving up only 1 earned run in 7 innings of work in a 7-1 Astros win.
Fiers has been a much better pitcher at home this season and on the road he is only 3-3 with a 5.57 ERA.
The Astros are 4-1 in Fiers’ last 5 starts.
This season the Astros are 33-35 on the road.
To say the Indians are balanced would be an understatement, as they rank 5th in the Majors in both runs scored and team ERA.
The Indians have totaled 34 runs in their 6-game win streak.
Mike Clevinger (2-1 5.30 ERA) goes for the Indians tonight and in his last outing he came out of the bullpen to go 1 innings not giving up any hits or earned runs in a 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Clevinger has split time in the Minors and with the big club this season and in 5 starts this season he is 1-1 with an ERA of 6.29.
This will be Clevinger’s first career appearance against the Astros.
The Indians have won 4 of their last 5 games facing a team with a winning record.
The Indians have the best home record since the beginning of June and they have won 7 straight at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 11-4 in their last 15 overall.
- Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- The Astros have an Over record of 4-0-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Indians are 6-0 in their last 6 overall.
- Indians are 36-15 in their last 51 home games.
- The Indians have an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
Free Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
Clevinger has not fared well as a starter this season and while Fiers has not been great on the road Houston has won 4 of his last 5 starts. Take the Astros in this AL match up.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston and OVER the Number
Many of the betting trends point to the Under in this game, but each offense has been solid as of late and I don’t see a pitcher’s duel tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 6 – Cleveland 5
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