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MLB betting line favors Indians over Astros

Cleveland IndiansHouston Astros
June 22, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros Odds

36-32TEAM RECORD28-41

Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Astros take on the Indians at Minute Maid Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

The Astros will rely on Lucas Harrell to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ubaldo Jimenez will be his counterpart for the Indians. Lucas Harrell is 6-5 this season, and Ubaldo Jimenez is 6-5.

View Cleveland vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Astros as +110 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 14 in the National League and the Indians at No. 11 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 6 lineup of the Indians at 4.4 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cleveland was an 8-1 winner at home against the Reds. Bettors on Cleveland at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Indians enjoyed an 8-1 victory at the expense of the Reds on Wednesday, with Justin Masterson throwing 9 innings of 3-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -122 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Kansas City on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 2-7
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-3
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Indians at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Houston, Saturday, June 23