Jose Altuve, Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians

The Houston Astros host the Cleveland Indians on Monday night for game one of their series. J.C. Mejia gets the ball for the Cleveland Indians. He comes in with a 1-4 record and a 7.42 ERA. The Houston Astros give the ball to their ace Zack Greinke. He has a 8-3 record and a 3.59 ERA. The Astros have one of the best lineups in the league and with their ace on the mound, there is one bet that we are hitting.

The Pick: Astros -1.5 

The Why: Astros vs Mejia

These two team faced each other earlier this month. The Astros lineup lit up Mejia for six earned runs in five innings pitched. The Astros come into this game with the first ranked offense in runs scored and first in hitting. They have a star studded lineup with Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Michael Brantley all hitting for great averages. The last time the Astros saw Mejia, Michel Brantley had three hits and Jose Altuve hit a grand slam.

Offensively for the Indians, they have struggled all season with consistency. They rank 16th in runs scored and rank 27th in average at .230. Zack Greinke is having another great year. The Astros have won in 13 games that Greinke has pitched. His last time out against the Indians, he went 7.2 innings while only giving up 3 runs.

We’re rolling with the Astros on the run-line in this one. The Astros will be able to get to Mejia early and give their ace ample run support. Jose Altuve and company have been cold the last few games but this is a good spot for them bounce back in a dominant way. Take the Astros -1.5.

Trends We’re Betting On

Indians are 0-5 SU last 5 against Astros

Indians are 2-6 SU last 8 road games

Astros are 12-4 SU last 16 against AL Central

Saturday’s Pick: Suns +4.5 ❌

 Pick Of The Day Record: 14-23-1

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