Astros vs. Indians Prediction
Two of the top teams in the American League collide this evening when the Cleveland Indians host the Houston Astros. Who has the edge in the series opener at 7:10PM ET?
911 Houston Astros vs. 912 Cleveland Indians
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
7:10PM ET – Progressive Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -135 to win. The Indians are listed with a money line of +115 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 70 percent going on Houston on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Astros remain strong
Houston continues to play well, winning eight of its last 10 after a series win in St. Louis this weekend. The Astros are 68-39 overall, 30-24 on the road and 57-45 with the under. Justin Verlander is getting the start for Houston today. He is 13-4 on the season with a 2.86 ERA.
The Astros have a great balance of hitting and pitching, as they rank in the top five in the league in team ERA (3.77), team WHIP (1.14), strikeouts (1,084), team batting average (.270), home runs (175) and team OPS (.823). They also put up 5.23 runs per game. Yuli Gurriel is leading the team with 26 doubles, 20 home runs and 65 RBI while Alex Bregman has 16 doubles, 26 home runs and 63 RBI.
Indians end win streak
Cleveland had its four-game win streak come to an end on Sunday in a 9-6 loss at Kansas City. The Tribe are 62-43 overall, 32-21 at home and 56-46 with the under. The Tribe have Shane Bieber getting the start this evening. He is 10-3 on the season with a 3.44 ERA.
The Indians have had pitching as their strength this year, as they have a 3.77 team ERA and a 1.20 team WHIP. Their offense has slowly been improving, but still ranks in the bottom half of the league. Cleveland averages 4.66 runs per contest while batting .250. Carlos Santana is leading the team with 21 doubles, 22 home runs and 57 RBI while Jose Ramirez has 23 doubles, 14 home runs, 55 RBI and 22 stolen bases.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 9-2 in their last 11 games against a winning team and 22-8 in their last 30 Tuesday games.
The Indians are 7-1 in their last eight home games and 8-2 in their last 10 games following an off day.
Bieber is coming off a complete game shutout of the Blue Jays and he has been locked in for the last month, as the Tribe has won his last five starts. Verlander is locked in as well, with Houston winning five of his last six outings. The difference here is hitting. Houston has the stronger lineup. While Cleveland is improving at the plate, Houston is still far superior. With the two bullpens being able to match each other, it is the Astros hitting that should make the difference today.
MLB Prediction: Houston Astros -135