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Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians 9/18/14 MLB Pick and Odds

Cleveland Indians (78-73) at Houston Astros (67-845)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Danny Salazar (R) (6-7) (4.224) vs. Scott Feldman (R) (8-11) (3.950)

The Line: Houston Astros +114 / Cleveland Indians -124 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-Houston, SportsTime Ohio

The Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians face off on Thursday in Houston as they close out their series.

The Houston Astros failed to scored on Wednesday and took the loss at the hands of the Indians. Jose Altuve had two hits and Jonathan Singleton walked as they were the only two Astros to reach base. Starting pitcher Bret Oberholtzer allowed seven hits and two runs while striking out three over 7.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-12 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Astros start Scott Feldman who has lost three of his last five decisions. For the season Feldman has allowed 177 hits and 73 earned runs while striking out 99 over 166.1 innings for an 8-11 record and a 3.95 ERA.

Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians 9/18/14 MLB Pick and Odds

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The Cleveland Indians look like they will come up short of the post season but they should finish over .500 as they helped that cause on Wednesday with a win. Michael Brantly, Tyler Holt, and Yan Gomes each had two hits as the Indians scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco went the distance allowing two hits and striking out 12 to get the win to go to 8-5 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Indians start Danny Salazar who has won two of his last three decisions. For the season Salazar has allowed 104 hits and 46 earned runs while striking out 103 over 98 innings for a 6-7 record and a 4.22 ERA.

Houston is 5-2 in their last seven home games, -3 in game four of a series, and 4-9 in Feldman’s last 13 starts. Cleveland is 7-2 as a favorite, 2-4 in their last six road games, and 3-7 in Salazar’s last 10 road starts. Cleveland is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings of these two.

I am not expecting much offense here and my free pick is the under. 

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Under 7.5

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