Indians at Astros 5/20/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:12 PM ET

Indians at Astros 5/20/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

The Indians and the Astros both sit atop their respective divisions. However, the Astros have been playing quite a bit better which is a positive for the Astros as they have had quite a few struggles in the past against some of the teams they have been playing against. The Indians on the other hand have been playing poorly and while they are sitting atop the division they are definitely looking like a team that is severely lacking.

The Indians are coming into this game with a total of 208 runs crossing the plate on the season so far. The Indians have been hitting at an average of .249 on the season so far. The Indians pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.07 on the season so far.

The Astros are coming into the game with a total of 214 runs being scored and hitting at a clip of .253 on the season so far. The Astros do have the leagues best ERA with an average that is sitting at 2.41. Carlos Carrasco is the pitcher who is going to the mound for the Indians in this game. Carrasco has been able to start in 9 games on the year with 2 complete games. He has a total of 59 innings under his belt with 57 strikeouts and a 5-2 record with a 3.66 ERA on the year.

The Astros are handing the ball over to Lance McCullers Jr. McCullers on the year has started in 9 games with a total of 52 innings being thrown. McCullers has struck out a total of 58 batters with a 5-2 record and an ERA that is sitting at 3.63.

The Astros have a great pitching staff and that is going to make a huge difference in this game for the Astros. The Indians pitching staff overall is going to struggle in the game once the bullpen is reached and it will get touched up quite a bit as the Indians bullpen cost them this game. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 4-3.

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