MLB Matchups  >>  Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians Preview 08/23/2014

 
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The Cleveland Indians will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Saturday when they take on the Houston Astros at Progressive Field.

The Astros will trot Collin McHugh out to the mound in this one. Right hander McHugh has a 6-9 record and a 3.00 ERA this season.

The Indians will counter McHugh with Danny Salazar. Right hander Salazar has a 4.79 ERA to go along with a 4-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 8.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +184 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Houston:
Team record: 55-74
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland:
Team record: 64-63
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Houston
Next up:
Houston at Cleveland Sunday, August 24