Game: MLB: Houston Astros (D. Keuchel -L) v Cleveland Indians (M. Clevinger -R) Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Astros vs Indians Picks and Astros vs Indians Predictions
Date: MON, Oct 8, 2018
Start time: 1:35 PM EST, Progressive Field
TV Channel: TBS
Best Cleveland Indians Lines: (-124) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Total Runs Over/Under 8½: – SPORTSBETTING
In a Division Championship Game, we will see Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians.
The Houston Astros will look to finish the sweep in game 3 and get to the ALCS game. Their pitching continues to look impressive as they allowed just 3 runs in 2 games and they also struck out 24 batters. The Astros won 23 of their 27 games where they allowed 5 or less runs. Marwin Gonzalez leads the way with 5 hits while Springer and Reddick combined have 6 hits. Dallas Keuchel will start at the mound on Monday and he is 12-11 for the season with a 3.74 ERA.
The Cleveland Indians need a victory here to save their season and force a game 4 on Tuesday. Their offense need to wake up because they have the pieces on offense to perform better, however, at the moment they’re just not living up to the expectations. Mike Clevinger will start for the Indians at home. He is 13-8 for the season with a 3.02 ERA and 207 strikeouts.
The Cleveland Indians are good enough to at least fight the Astros for a spot for the ALCS game. Clevinger improved his game in recent weeks and he is allowing 2 or less runs in 8 of his last 10 starts. He is also with a 2.12 ERA while Keuchel is with a 4.65 ERA. I believe that the Indians will at least avoid the sweep here.