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Houston Astros Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians

vs

Houston Astros
Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros will look to improve on a 67-85 record when they take on the Cleveland Indians, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Danny Salazar to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-7. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Scott Feldman, who owns a 8-11 record on the season with a 3.95 ERA.

Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Houston Astros as 114 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.7-3.5 result in favor of the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros sport a record of 67-85 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 78-73 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 15 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cleveland Indians sit at No. 18 on the same chart.

How Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 19-rated offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.12 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 8.07 hits per game so far, less than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.72 hits per game).

Houston owns the No. 25 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Astros on September 17. Bettors who backed the Indians at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland threw a shutout at Houston in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Carlos Carrasco to defeat Houston 2-0 on Wednesday.

Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cleveland's last 25 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games on the road
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Minnesota, Friday, September 19th
Houston home to Seattle, Friday, September 19th

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