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MLB betting line favors Astros over Indians

Cleveland IndiansHouston Astros
April 19, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Odds

5-9TEAM RECORD4-11

The Houston Astros battle the visiting Cleveland Indians on Friday in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

The match puts starter Brett Myers for the Indians on the hill facing Lucas Harrell for the Astros. Myers brings a 0-2 mark to the game, while Harrell is 0-2 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Houston sat as -105 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 15-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 10-rated Astros in this contest.

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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 4.1 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 9 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (7.7 per nine innings).

Cleveland brings the American League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros' league No. 14-ranked defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Red Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -122 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in Zach McAllister's start, as they lost 6-3 against Boston on Thursday at Progressive Field.

The Astros were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -187 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 7-5 on Wednesday behind a start from Bartolo Colon at O.co Coliseum.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Indians at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Houston, Saturday, April 20