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Indians vs. Astros - 7/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (48-36) at Cleveland Indians (38-43)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Vincent Velasquez (0-0) (4.21) vs. C Kluber (3-9) (3.64)

The Line: Cleveland Indians -188 / Houston Astros +178 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-SW, STO

The Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians play game two of their series Tuesday night.

The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Astros have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 94 hits and 36 RBI while Evan Gattis and George Springer have combined for 80 RBI. The Houston Astros have split their last eight road games. Vincent Velasquez gets the nod, and he’s 0-0 with a 4.21 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Velasquez’s first career game against the Indians.

Indians vs. Astros - 7/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indians have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Indians have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 110 hits and 36 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 88 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last seven home games. Corey Kluber takes the hill, and he’s 3-9 with a 3.64 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 3-1 with a 1.90 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 4-9 in their last 13 games as a road underdog. The Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter and 1-5 in Klubers last 6 starts. The Astros are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings. 

The Astros shouldn't be this big of a dog to anybody with the way they're playing right now. Especially against a pitcher who hasn't had much success in the win department despite his high number of strikeouts. Houston seems like a great value play today. 

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Houston Astros +178

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