The Cleveland Indians travel to Houston for an interleague series with the Astros starting tonight. Looking for odds on this game? Visit BetOnline sportsbook.
The Astros are playing better ball than they did last season, but have hit a rough patch recently. They are just 3-7 in their last 10 games, but they are a solid 19-16 at home this season. They sit 10.5 games in back in the division and have been led on offense by the young bat of Jose Altuve. The Astros pitching staff has been a bit below average and they will give the ball to Lucas Harrell. Harrell is pitching to a 5.07 ERA in 81 innings of work.
The Indians are hanging tough in the AL Central and show no signs of giving up ground. The Indians are above the .500 mark on the road this season with a record of 16-14. Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has had a solid season and is average is sitting right at .300 on the year. The Indians team ERA is sitting at 4.51 and they will sent Ubaldo Jiminez to the mound in what has been a disappointing season for him thus far. Jiminez lost his last start and is pitching to a 5.00 ERA in 75 innings of work.
Houston is 17-35 in their last 52 interleague home games, 6-18 in their last 24 games overall, and 4-0 in Harrell’s last four home starts against a team with a winning record. Cleveland is 4-1 in their last five road games against a team with a losing record, 6-2 in their last eight games following an off day, and 7-3 in Jimenez’s last 10 starts against a team with a losing record.
We think that Jiminez will have a rough outing again tonight and is why we like the Astros as a slight moneyline underdog at home where they have played relatively well this season so prior to wagering get the latest sports odds.