MLB Matchups  >>  Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians Preview 09/20/2013

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

Lefthander Brett Oberholtzer will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Oberholtzer is 4-3 this season with a 2.38 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Zach McAllister who starts for the Indians. Righthander McAllister is 8-9 with a 3.96 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 230-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
In their last action, Houston was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -260 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

CURRENT STREAK:
Houston has lost 6 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Houston: 51-102 SU
Cleveland: 83-70 SU
HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

NEXT UP:
Cleveland home to Houston, Saturday, September 21