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Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 25th 2019 8:10 PM EST TIME
Here are today’s Top three picks
The Cleveland Indians are looking to take the battle to one of the AL’s best as they head into Houston to take on the Astros. As for the Astros they are looking to bounce back from a couple of tough losses.
The Cleveland Indians are looking to get back to their winning ways as they enter this important series with the Houston Astros. As for the Indians, they enter this series with losing the past three of four games with practically losing back to back series against the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. The Indians split the two games series with the Marlins a couple of days ago. Now they head onto the road where they have won the past three of six games.
Home is at the corner of Carnegie & Ontario.
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 18, 2019
As for the Indians, they will be sending out Trevor Bauer. Bauer is one of the best in the Indians rotation, but had a hard time getting around the Braves in his recent start. He reached 120 pitches after just 6 1/3 innings and could not continue any longer.
The Houston Astros are ready to get back into shape as they are ready to bounce back their couple of bad recent series. Just like the Cleveland Indians, the Astros have won only the past two of five games with losing back to back series against the Texas Rangers and possible the Minnesota Twins. The Astros take on the Twins Wednesday night with the series all tied up. For the Astros they are looking to have yet another long winning streak as their 10-game winning streak to start the season helped them to their current 14-9 overall record. They sit in the second spot in the AL West.
- Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Indians are 7-1 in Bauers last 8 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
- Indians are 4-1 in Bauers last 5 starts during game 1 of a series.
- Indians are 4-1 in Bauers last 5 starts vs. American League West.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Leaning with the Indians here in Game 1. Cleveland will be on rest while the Astros will be playing into the night with the Twins. Also Bauer loves playing against the Stros as he the Indians are 8-0 in Bauers last 8 starts vs. the Astros.
Full-Game Total Pick
Total line is way too low here. Even though choosing the Under might be like the play with Bauer on the mound, always put money on the actually number and not the lineups. The Over is 3-0-1 in Bauers last 4 starts vs. Astros as well as 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.