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Cleveland Sends Corey Kluber vs Mike Fiers in Houston Astros vs Indians Game

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Progressive Field on Thursday as the host Cleveland Indians battle the Houston Astros in baseball betting odds action.

The Cleveland Indians will turn to Corey Kluber and his 2-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Houston Astros send Mike Fiers (0-1) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Cleveland Indians in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -172 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-2.8 win for the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians bring a 11-9 record to the battle against the 14-7 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Cleveland Indians and the No. 9-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland Indians No. 9 ranked offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 at 3.67 runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have been averaging 8.45 hits per game, less than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Cleveland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Oakland, Friday, April 28th
Cleveland home to Seattle, Friday, April 28th