Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros 5/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros 5/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds & Prediction

Friday, 5/19/2017  (8:10 PM) CLEVELAND at HOUSTON
Results Conditions: Overcast   Temperature: 57.0 Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 20.7 MPH (14 gusting to 18
TeamsLineOUW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersW-LTeam RecERAWHIP
973:  CLEVELAND
974:  HOUSTON
+120
-130
8.520-19  (L2)
29-12  (W4)
14-23-2
21-18-2
4.3 / 4.1
5.1 / 3.7
(R) T BAUER
(R) C MORTON
3-4
5-2
3-4  (W1)
6-2  (W4)
6.92
3.97
1.513
1.367

Last Updated: 2017-05-19

The red-hot Houston Astros host the Cleveland Indians on Friday night in a game that can be seen on MLB Network. The Astros have the best record in the league at 29-12 and they already have an 8-game lead in the AL West. The Indians are 20-19 and in second place in the AL Central. The probable pitching matchup for Friday has Trevor Bauer going against Charlie Morton. Let’s look at the game and MLB picks.

The Cleveland Indians visit the Houston Astros on Friday, May 19th in the opener of a three-game series, with a start time of 8:10 pm Eastern on MLB Network.

MLB Odds

Houston -138, total 9

Indians vs. Astros

The Indians have actually played better on the road than at home, as they are just 8-10 at home but 12-9 on the road.  They have been a great team to bet under on the road with 14 games going under, just five going over, with two pushes. Cleveland is scoring 4.3 runs per game and giving up 4 runs per contest.

Bauer is 3-4 on the season with an ERA of nearly seven. He is coming off a win, as he allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings against Minnesota. Bauer is 1-2 with a 7.88 ERA in his last three starts. The only positive for Bauer is that he is 6-0 with a 2.61 ERA in six career starts against Houston.

The Astros are 14-6 at home this season with 9 games going over and 11 going under. Houston is scoring just over 5 runs per game and giving up 3.4 per contest.

Morton has won four straight and he struck out 10 last time out against the Yankees. He is 5-2 on the season with a 3.97 ERA. He is 0-1 in his career against Cleveland with a 4.50 ERA.

Game Trends

The Indians are 6-0 in Bauers last 6 starts vs. the Astros. The Indians are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. the American League West. The Indians are 14-6 in their last 20 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Indians are 8-2 in Bauers last 10 starts vs. the American League West. The Indians are 1-4 in Bauer’s last 5 road starts. The Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 home games The Astros are 12-3 in their last 15 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Astros are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. the American League Central. The Astros are 5-0 in Morton’s last 5 home starts.

The Over is 4-0 in the Indians last 4 overall. The Under is 35-17-4 in the Indians last 56 road games. The Under is 24-4-4 in Bauer’s last 32 road starts. The Over is 4-1 in the Astros last 5 overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Astros last 5 home games. The Over is 4-1 in Morton’s last 5 home starts. The Under is 11-2-3 in the last 16 meetings in Houston.

MLB Picks

I just can’t ignore the numbers on Bauer vs. the Astros, so I will take Cleveland and the game under the total.

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