At the onset of the 2019 season both Cleveland and Houston were among the top bet on MLB games favorites for the American League pennant. Both teams have been consistent winners in the last few years. As a result, gamblers are gravitated to them based on the trust that they will be in the hunt. Certainly, the Astros pitching after one month of action shows why they will be tough to beat. In the same way the Indians have one of the better pitching staffs in the game. A Cleveland vs, Houston ALDS would come as no surprise.
Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros
Date and Time: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
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Indians vs. Astros TV Coverage: ESPN
Now Cleveland has been in the red recently with a bad stretch of six losses in their last ten games. As a result, the Indians are 12-10 straight up and 11-11 on totals. Currently the Tribe is in second place in the American League Central Division. Run production has been the big culprit for Cleveland so far. As an example, the Indians rank 23rd for runs scored, 29th for batting average and OPS, and 28th for home runs. Pitching is what has prevented disaster. Cleveland ranks eighth for earned run average and fourth for quality starts.
In like manner Houston has also been struggling in recent days. In their last six games the Astros have paid only twice. Houston is 14-9 with 10-13 under the total to stand in second place in the American League West. Concurrently Houston ranks 14th for run production, second for OPS, and sixth for home runs. Pitching metrics have Houston ranked 10th for earned run average and first for quality starts.
Stats to Consider
Late on Cleveland has been a subpar bet on MLB games value on the road. In their last 20 away games the Indians have cashed in the winning ticket just nine times. Five of their last eight road matchups have gone under the total. By contrast Houston has been extremely tough to beat at home. Houston has paid in 14 of their last 19 games at Minute Maid Park. Four of the last seven between these teams at Houston have gone under the total.
Head to Head Odds
Houston has had the recent online wagering value in their series with Cleveland. To show the Astros have won six of their last eight games against the Indians. Six of the last seven matchups between these clubs went over the total. But at Minute Maid Park the Indians have delivered their best profitability. Cleveland has won 12 of their last 20 games at Houston. Only four of the last 19 tilts in this series at Houston went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation you get a quality underdog to bet on MLB games with in Cleveland. In a game that is basically even the Indians will bring the better value as the road team.
Indians vs. Astros Betting Odds Picks
Cleveland is a playoff quality team that will bring good value in this one.
Indians vs. Astros Baseball Betting Online Pick: Cleveland Indians
Indians vs. Astros Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction: Indians 4, Astros 3
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