Houston sends Philip Humber vs Scott Kazmir in Astros vs Indians game
Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Odds
Houston will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Cleveland Indians pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.
For the Astros, Philip Humber gets the ball, charged with keeping the Indians hitters off the base paths. He'll face Scott Kazmir, 0-0 on the year.
The Indians were listed as -103 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Astros) and the No. 15 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (7.7 per nine innings).
Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the American League at home, scoring 2.9 runs per game.
Cleveland lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Astros on April 19. Bettors who backed the Astros at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 3-2 on Friday behind a start from Lucas Harrell at Minute Maid Park.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Indians at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cleveland at Houston, Sunday, April 21