A Look at the Houston at Cleveland MLB Betting Odds & Game PreviewTime: Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. ET Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland National TV: none Opening line: Indians -169, Astros +159 (7) The Houston Astros (48-36) will just be glad that they don’t have to face a team from the AL East this time around, although they will end the week with a 3-game series against Tampa Bay. The Astros split a 4-game series with the Yankees, and lost 2 of 3 to the Red Sox. The good news is that they had a 3-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals wedged in between those disappointing series performances. Despite those little slips, Houston still has a 3-game lead over the Angels in the West, but did lose some ground, as the Angels are on a bit of a tear at the moment. The bright spot for the Astros of late has been the play of rookie shortstop sensation Carlos Correa. The 20-year old has been terrorizing pitchers, and has 7 HR through his first 25 games in the bigs. Vincent Velasquez (0-0, 4.21 ERA) will get just his 6th start of the season on Tuesday night. The Cleveland Indians (38-43) are well aware that they have dug themselves a hole that is going to be very tough to get out of. They had a pretty decent week last week, but are sure to be disappointed with how it ended. Their starting rotation was on fire early in the week, carrying the team to 5-straight wins, but they closed things out with back to back losses to the Pirates. While most teams would be happy to have a 7-game home stand to close out the first half, the Indians have a 15-23 home record that makes such a prospect not as exciting as it should be. The Indians will start Corey Kluber (3-9, 3.64 ERA) on Tuesday night. The Indians have lost 5 of the last 6 games that Kluber has started.
Key Betting Trends
- Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Houston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
- Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games