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MLB betting line favors Indians over Astros

Cleveland IndiansHouston Astros
April 21, 2:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Odds

6-10TEAM RECORD5-12

The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Indians arrive at Minute Maid Park on Sunday.

It's a pitching duel between Erik Bedard for the Astros (0-1 on the year) and Ubaldo Jimenez for Cleveland (0-2 so far).

View Cleveland vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Houston sat as +100 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Astros and the league No. 15-ranked Indians, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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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. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Indians hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Cleveland was a 19-6 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as -112 favorites, while the total score of 25 made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland routed Houston on Saturday by a 19-6 score at Minute Maid Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Indians at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Monday, April 22
Houston home to Seattle, Monday, April 22