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The fans at Progressive Field will be treated to a game between the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians when they take their seats on Friday.

right hander Brad Peacock will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Peacock is 3-8 this season with a 5.47 ERA.

The Indians will counter Peacock with Carlos Carrasco. Right hander Carrasco has a 3.27 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Indians as -200-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total opened at 8.5

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Twins on August 21. Bettors who backed the Twins at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -171 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team record: 54-74
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road

Team record: 64-62
Cleveland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Cleveland Saturday, August 23