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Cleveland Indians Starter Carlos Carrasco Out to Silence Houston Astros Bats in MLB Contest

Houston Astros


Cleveland Indians
Friday, August 22, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Progressive Field

The Cleveland Indians look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Houston Astros arrive at Progressive Field on Friday.

Carlos Carrasco will take the mound for the Cleveland Indians, and he'll carry a 5-4 record into the contest. Brad Peacock gets the ball for the Houston Astros; he's 3-8 so far this season.

Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -200 for the Cleveland Indians in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-3.6 result in favor of 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians sport a record of 64-62 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 54-74 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Houston injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians sit at No. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 8 on the same chart.

How Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians Stats Matchup

At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 10 ranking for hits at 8.72 per game. By contrast, the Houston Astros are rated No. 27 in the same category at 8.17 per game.

Cleveland owns the No. 16 defense, allowing 4.34 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 27-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

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. Houston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Brandon McCarthy in a losing cause, 3-0, against New York on Thursday.

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. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 4-1 on Thursday behind a start from Philip Hughes at Target Field.

Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends

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
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

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