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Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros Preview 04/19/2013

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The Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Minute Maid Park.

The Indians will give the ball to starter Brett Myers in this one. Righthander Myers is 0-2 this season with a 7.36 ERA.

Myers's opponent in this one will be Lucas Harrell. The Astros righthander has a 5.63 ERA to go along with a 0-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Red Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -122 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Astros were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -187 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Cleveland has lost 4 straight games.
Houston has lost 5 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cleveland: 5-9 SU
Houston: 4-11 SU
CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland

NEXT UP:
Houston home to Cleveland, Saturday, April 20