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Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Odds
The Astros will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the Cleveland Indians visit in inter-league play at Minute Maid Park.
Houston hands the ball to starter JA Happ in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-7 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Derek Lowe, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.
Bettors looking to back visiting Cleveland before the first pitch in this match will find them as -110-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 9.
The Astros sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).
Houston owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 13-rated defense.
Cleveland lost its last outing, an 8-1 result against the Astros on June 23. Bettors who backed the Astros at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland suffered an 8-1 loss against Houston on Saturday, as Jeanmar Gomez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Indians at Astros trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games on the road
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Cleveland at NY Yankees, Monday, June 25
Houston home to San Diego, Monday, June 25