The Major League Baseball brings more action on Friday as the Houston Astros will face the Cleveland Indians in game two of their four-game set from Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Astros are the better team this season as they won two of the three games against the Indians so far this season. The Astros will start this game with the experienced pitcher Dallas Keuchel and the Indians will give the nod to Corey Kluber.
Houston Astros Form
The Houston Astros had a slow start of the season but it seems that now they are one of the best teams in the league. The Astros head into this game after they beat the Indians with a score of 8-2 in game one of this series. This win on Thursday night improved their recent record as they won 12 of their last 15 games. Their away record is also solid as they gone 16-7 so far. Houston has averaged a solid 5.43 runs per game and has allowed 2.13 runs per game on the road for the year. Their pitcher for this game will be Dallas Keuchel and his record against the Indians has gone 4-1 with a 2.76 ERA in seven games, including 2-0 with a 2.45 WHIP in three starts here at Progressive Field.
On the offensive side of the game, the Astros are a solid team this season as they are placed on the 8th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.72 runs per game, while also being 8th in hitting at .256 and on the 16th spot in homers with a total of 53. On the mound, they are the best team in the MLB as they are placed on the 1st spot in the league in ERA at 2.39, while also holding the 1st spot in WHIP at 0.97 and 1st in K’s with 517.
Cleveland Indians Form
The Cleveland Indians is one of the teams that is struggling this season and it seems that they can’t turn their luck. They head into this game after an 8-3 loss against the Astros in game one of this series. However, they are one of the teams that are solid at home this year. This will be a big plus for them as they head into this game. Yet the general expectation is that they will have a hard time in this second game of the series.
On the offensive side of the game, the Indians have been very solid as they are placed on the 6th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.79 runs per game, while also being on the 15th spot in hitting at .247 and 3rd in homers with a total of 68 so far this season. On the mound, they have some average stats which ranks them at the 13th spot in the league in ERA at 3.91, while also holding the 5th spot in WHIP at 1.18 and 17th in K’s with 407.
The Indians are one of the stronger home teams this season. On the other side, the Astros are one of the best away teams in the MLB. This game can go either way as both teams are in a solid form lately. However, based on the game on Thursday, I think that the Astros are the better team and my prediction is that they will win this game. Go for the Astros in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians on 5/25/2018 is: Take the Houston Astros (money line bet)
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