Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians

ASTROS VS INDIANS

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PREVIEW:

Today’s matchup is between the Astros (48-32) and the Indians (42-33). In the last 10 games the Astros are (6-4) while the Indians are (5-5).

STARTING PITCHING:

The Astros are starting Framber Valdez LHP, who is (4-1) on the season pitching a 2.11 ERA, 3.62 FIP, .265 OBP, .256 wOBA, .305 SLG, .569 OPS, K% of 22.6%, BB% of 5.8%, 90.6 MPH average exit velocity, and a .99 WHIP in 38.1 innings pitched.

The Indians are starting J.C. Mejia RHP, who is (1-2) on the season pitching a 4.94 ERA, 3.28 FIP, .301 OBP, .296 wOBA, .372 SLG, .673 OPS, K% of 23.7%, BB% of 7.5%, 88.1 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.21 WHIP in 23.2 innings pitched.

⚡ EDGE (1 to 10) - 7 ASTROS

RELIEF PITCHING:

The Astros are 22th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching. They have a 4.1 ERA, 4.36 FIP, 4.38 xFIP, K% of 24.5%, BB% of 10.3%, and a 1.30 WHIP.

The Indians are 7th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching. They have a 3.40 ERA, 3.72 FIP, 3.71 xFIP, K% of 29.3%, BB% of 11%, and a 1.26 WHIP.

⚡ EDGE (1 to 10) - 4 INDIANS

HITTING -

The Astros have a .347 wOBA, .351 OBP, .452 SLG, .803 OPS, 125 wRC+, & 103 HRs.

The Indians have a .301 wOBA, .298 OBP, .395 SLG, .693 OPS, 88 wRC+, & 91 HRs.

vs RHP pitchers on the road the Astros have a .340 wOBA, .340 OBP, .448 SLG, .788 OPS, & 116 wRC+.

vs LHP pitchers at home the Indians have a .279 wOBA, .284 OBP, .349 SLG, .633 OPS, & 70 wRC+.

⚡ EDGE (1 to 10) - 7 ASTROS

BALLPARK FACTORS:

The game is being played at Progressive Field which has the 19 ranked Park Factor in the Majors. Where 100 is the league average this park has:

Park Factor 99, Runs Scored 98, OBP 100, 2B 100, 3B 78, HRs 93, & SO 101.

BREAKDOWN:

⚾ Overall pitching & hitting wise the Astros have a big advantage so I see them getting the win here on the road!

🔮 My guess at the ML number before looking -185 | Live Line is -182.

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