We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty and the Astros are right in the thick of things in the AL wild-card race. They had won seven of their last 10 games before losing Game 2 of their road series with the Indians. The Indians and Astros will put a cap on their three-game set tonight as ‘Stros’ rookie David Paulino makes his MLB debut against Trevor Bauer.
- The Astros are 4-12 in their last 16 games on the road against the Indians.
- The Indians are 7-2 in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Astros’ last 7 games on the road.
Paulino was recently called up by the Houston after a short stint in Triple-A where he posted an ERA of 3.86. The 22-year-old righty had posted a 1.83 ERA in 14 Double-A appearances before being promoted to Triple-A and will hope to translate his high minor league strikeout rate to the majors.
Trevor Bauer (10-6, 3.70 ERA) has been perfect in his career against the Astros but his record has been. In four starts against Houston, Bauer is 4-0 and has given up just two earned runs in 27-total-innings pitched. He went 8.1 innings in his last start after allowing three runs in the first inning.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Cleveland Indians as -156 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bodog.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Indians to win this game 6.0-4.4. 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
Cleveland (80-58) will face the 74-65 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Houston injuries news.
The Cleveland Indians sit at No. 17 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 22 on the same chart.
On offense, it’s a battle between the Cleveland Indians and its No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.91 runs per nine innings, against the No. 12 line up of the Houston Astros at 4.6 runs per outing.
Defensively, Houston features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.03 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 at home, scoring 5.68 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in D Fister’s start, as they lost 6-5 against Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field.
- Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Houston is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
- Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Cleveland is 4-17 ATS in its last 21 games
- Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Cleveland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston home to Chicago, Friday, September 9th
Cleveland at Minnesota, Friday, September 9th