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The Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Progressive Field.

Lefthander Dallas Keuchel will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Keuchel is 6-7 this season with a 4.89 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Ubaldo Jimenez who starts for the Indians. Righthander Jimenez is 12-9 with a 3.49 ERA so far this season.

The Astros were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Royals on September 18. Bettors who backed the Royals at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 51-101 SU
Cleveland: 82-70 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Houston, Friday, September 20