Cleveland Indians (21-22) at Houston Astros (29-17)
|Date & Time||Saturday May 19, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Houston Astros -110 / Cleveland Indians +100 --- Over/Under: 7
The Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros meet Saturday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.
The Cleveland Indians look for a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Indians have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians have split their last 10 games when scoring at least three runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 55 hits and 27 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley have combined for 94 hits and 58 RBI. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 2.34 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 5-3 with a 3.26 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros have won eight straight games when scoring more than one run. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 57 hits and 20 RBI while George Springer and Carlos Correa have combined for 96 hits and 57 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 3.10 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 4-0 with a 2.21 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 10-4 in their last 14 Saturday games, 21-9 in their last 30 during game 2 of a series and 42-16 in Klubers last 58 starts. The Astros are 15-6 in their last 21 during game 2 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 37-15 in Keuchels last 52 home starts. The Indians are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Houston, 24-9 in the last 33 meetings and the Astros are 4-1 in Keuchels last 5 starts vs. Indians.
You can't go wrong backing either one of these teams with their ace on the hill. Kluber has allowed no more than three runs in each of his nine starts and has an allowed batting average of .191. Keuchel has allowed one run in his last 15 innings and has usually been lights out when pitching at home. However, when was the last time you saw Kluber at even money or plus money at all? I want to take advantage of this value while I have the chance.