Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians 5/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Mike Clevinger
The Houston Astros head to Progressive Field on Thursday, May 24, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Charlie Morton for the Astros and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Houston at -120 and Cleveland at +110. The Astros have a 16-30-3 over/under mark and a 27-22-0 run line record. The Indians are 19-27-0 against the run line and have a 24-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 16-30-3 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 27-22-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 24-21-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 19-27-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/15/18 CF Bradley Zimmer Chest 10-day DL (05/12)
05/13/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hamstring 10-day DL (05/12)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
05/03/18 P Nick Goody Elbow 10-day DL (05/03)
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 31-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 6-0 record with an earned run average of 1.94 and a WHIP of 0.93 this year. He has 70 strikeouts over his 55.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 5.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.82 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 135 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.42. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 307 base hits and 118 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 121 batters and struck out 504. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.98 and their FIP as a unit is 2.89.
As a team Houston is hitting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Astros hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 63 hits this season in 198 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 123. Carlos Correa is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 168 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Astros have 423 hits, including 95 doubles and 52 home runs. Houston has walked 170 times so far this season and they have struck out 406 times as a unit. They have left 338 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 232 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 23-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.87, Mike Clevinger has a 3-1 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 50 strikeouts over the 59.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 51 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.65 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 120 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 382 base knocks and 185 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 116 hitters and struck out 401 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Indians hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .378. He has 58 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 192 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .573 with an OPS+ of 148. Jose Ramirez is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 52 hits in 175 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 163 and a slugging percentage of .617. The Indians as a unit have 397 base hits, including 87 doubles and 68 homers. Cleveland has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 392 occasions. They have had 319 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 224 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -120
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