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CLEVELAND (20-19) AT HOUSTON (29-12) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
973: CLEVELAND
974: HOUSTON
8.0
-136
20-19
29-12
14-23-2
21-18-2
4.3 / 4.1
5.1 / 3.7
(R) T BAUER
(R) C MORTON
3-4
5-2
6.92
3.97
1.51
1.37
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Overcast   Temperature: 57.0 °
Humidity: 96   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 20.7 MPH (14 gusting to 18
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
CLEVELANDBAUER +124 
HOUSTONMORTON-124 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CLEVELAND team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games20-19-9.7205-171-7.21712-1629-85.814-23176-1841560-1633
when the total is 8 to 8.513-10-2.896-58+21.8436-409+5.46-1673-74430-392
on the road when the money line is +125 to -1256-3+2.648-51-4.9376-417-45.24-543-53372-383
in road games12-9-0.8100-89+4.4806-866-17.45-1470-107772-810
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.58-4+2.249-32+14.2204-204+18.62-930-46205-188
in May games6-9-739-34-4308-263+13.75-1040-31289-255
when playing on Friday1-5-6.839-21+12.4280-243+8.91-427-30251-253
when playing with a day off2-4-3.424-20+0.2197-177-3.30-517-24183-175
in night games12-14-8.7141-109+4.71175-1084-19.910-15120-1211063-1096
against right-handed starters13-10-1.4140-110+41221-1123-35.610-12125-1141109-1133
after a loss9-9-4.196-74+6.1813-799-18.67-1184-82765-773
when playing against a team with a winning record7-9-6.2103-93-2766-876-67.56-992-96775-793

HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games29-12+13.6202-169+1.11639-1687-122.821-18170-1821562-1636
when the total is 8 to 8.520-10+6.7110-85+5.6642-645-52.416-1381-103617-631
as a home favorite of -125 to -1757-5-0.454-44-9.8361-251-63-942-51281-304
at home when the money line is +125 to -1251-0+133-27+4.7312-311-1.91-022-32265-323
in home games14-6+4.7111-73+11.3896-762-23.89-1175-98749-836
at home when the total is 8 to 8.510-6+0.768-43+7378-321-13.17-945-60319-357
in May games13-3+9.646-28+12277-307-39.48-634-33263-299
when playing on Friday5-1+3.431-28-4.7246-283-57.44-225-28232-275
when playing with a day off5-1+4.126-17+4.9167-177-15.14-223-17161-168
in night games21-9+9.1136-116-5.61143-1156-57.115-14107-1311108-1108
against right-handed starters23-7+14.6139-107+16.81206-1243-83.515-13115-1171168-1192
after shutting out their opponent1-1-0.412-12-2.6102-77+21.90-28-1697-80
after a win20-9+9.1110-92+0.9832-803-42.214-1492-101780-799
after 3 or more consecutive wins6-5-0.132-31-5.3238-211-0.66-532-29218-220
when playing against a team with a winning record6-3+3.281-76-4.5684-860-100.65-466-79728-756
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
CLEVELAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/5/2017SALAZAR(R)@ KANSAS CITYHAMMEL(R)1-3L-1708 unU4401090
5/6/2017TOMLIN(R)@ KANSAS CITYVARGAS(L)3-1W1008.5 ovU991440
5/7/2017CLEVINGER(R)@ KANSAS CITYDUFFY(L)1-0W-1158.5 ovU770170
5/8/2017BAUER(R)@ TORONTOSTROMAN(R)2-4L1058.5 unU860641
5/9/2017CARRASCO(R)@ TORONTOBOLSINGER(R)6-0W-1708 unU770420
5/10/2017SALAZAR(R)@ TORONTOLIRIANO(L)7-8L-1507.5 evO11611180
5/12/2017TOMLIN(R)MINNESOTASANTANA(R)0-1L-1458.5 unU380640
5/13/2017CLEVINGER(R)MINNESOTABERRIOS(R)1-4L-1559 evU341540
5/14/2017BAUER(R)MINNESOTASANTIAGO(L)8-3W-1659 evO1381960
5/15/2017CARRASCO(R)TAMPA BAYARCHER(R)8-7W-1457.5 unO99011111
5/16/2017SALAZAR(R)TAMPA BAYODORIZZI(R)4-6L-1609 ovO8401060
5/17/2017TOMLIN(R)TAMPA BAYCOBB(R)4-7L-1659.5 ovO7601250
5/19/2017BAUER(R)@ HOUSTONMORTON(R) 
5/20/2017CLEVINGER(R)@ HOUSTONFIERS(R) 
5/21/2017SALAZAR(R)@ HOUSTONMUSGROVE(R) 
5/22/2017TOMLIN(R)@ CINCINNATIFELDMAN(R) 
5/23/2017CARRASCO(R)@ CINCINNATIGARRETT(L) 
5/24/2017BAUER(R)CINCINNATIBONILLA(R) 
5/25/2017CLEVINGER(R)CINCINNATIADLEMAN(R) 
5/26/2017 KANSAS CITY  

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/5/2017KEUCHEL(L)@ LA ANGELSCHAVEZ(R)7-6W-1308 unO12401020
5/6/2017MCCULLERS JR.(R)@ LA ANGELSRAMIREZ(R)1-2L-1207.5 unU980550
5/7/2017FIERS(R)@ LA ANGELSSHOEMAKER(R)5-3W-1108 unP631660
5/9/2017MORTON(R)ATLANTACOLON(R)8-3W-1808.5 ovO931671
5/10/2017MUSGROVE(R)ATLANTAGARCIA(L)4-2W-2059 evU770651
5/11/2017KEUCHEL(L)@ NY YANKEESPINEDA(R)3-2W1157.5 unU982790
5/12/2017MCCULLERS JR.(R)@ NY YANKEESMONTGOMERY(L)5-1W-1158 ovU1181771
5/14/2017FIERS(R)@ NY YANKEESSEVERINO(R)6-11L1308.5 ovO9831151
5/14/2017MORTON(R)@ NY YANKEESTANAKA(R)10-7W1108.5 evO10411091
5/15/2017MUSGROVE(R)@ MIAMISTRAILY(R)7-2W-1159 unP8601291
5/16/2017KEUCHEL(L)@ MIAMIKOEHLER(R)12-2W-1757.5 unO1483451
5/17/2017MCCULLERS JR.(R)@ MIAMIURENA(R)3-0W-1508 unU8100391
5/19/2017MORTON(R)CLEVELANDBAUER(R) 
5/20/2017FIERS(R)CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R) 
5/21/2017MUSGROVE(R)CLEVELANDSALAZAR(R) 
5/22/2017KEUCHEL(L)DETROITFULMER(R) 
5/23/2017MCCULLERS JR.(R)DETROITZIMMERMANN(R) 
5/24/2017MORTON(R)DETROITNORRIS(L) 
5/25/2017FIERS(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
5/26/2017 BALTIMORE  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games20-19-9.714-234.30.2390.3160.3880.7044.10.2420.3060.3960.702
Road Games12-9-0.85-144.10.2320.3080.3590.6673.70.2320.3040.3530.657
vs Right-handed Starters13-10-1.310-125.00.2500.3260.4220.7484.30.2530.3140.4230.736
Past 7 Games2-5-5.85-24.60.2330.3050.3970.7015.10.2680.3370.4980.835
Grass Games19-17-8.213-214.20.2380.3150.3920.7064.10.2430.3060.3960.702
Night Games12-14-8.710-154.20.2260.3070.3730.6814.40.2560.3180.4160.735
CLEVELAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.30.2390.316391296310646390.3881591462911427134204111
Road Games4.10.2320.30821702163323170.3597977154814618132010
Righty Starters5.00.2500.32623772193455260.4221088716010158206194
CLEVELAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games1.901.127123.33126927471465-1110100%
Road Games2.231.23760.7171545330743-170100%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games29-12+13.621-185.10.2730.3370.4330.7703.70.2270.2930.3800.673
Home Games14-6+4.79-114.50.2690.3300.4490.7793.20.2090.2780.3570.635
vs Right-handed Starters23-7+14.715-135.40.2820.3420.4560.7983.30.2190.2820.3650.647
Past 7 Games6-1+5.23-36.60.2710.3310.4240.7543.60.2270.2900.3450.634
Grass Games27-11+12.818-185.20.2740.3360.4330.7693.60.2250.2920.3760.668
Night Games21-9+9.115-145.30.2830.3350.4530.7883.40.2260.2900.3640.654
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.10.2730.337411408385633520.4332011352921928060313822
Home Games4.50.2690.33020661178282290.4498960129613035132010
Righty Starters5.40.2820.342301029290503410.456156942051120342262914
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.261.172129.7504710012521719-514573.7%
Home Games3.081.08864.3232243827884-28280%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
TREVOR BAUER recent results and season statistics
TREVOR BAUER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.921.5133-47395.6303044815443-4-1.94-3
Road Starts6.951.5451-34225.5171723311231-3-2.41-3
Last 3 Starts7.871.7501-23165.314142038161-2-1.21-2
TREVOR BAUER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/14/2017MINNESOTA8-3-1659Win,OverW6337107SANTIAGO(L)
5/8/2017at TORONTO2-4+1058.5Loss,UnderL6446136STROMAN(R)
5/1/2017at DETROIT1-7-1258.5Loss,UnderL4777153NORRIS(L)

CHARLIE MORTON recent results and season statistics
CHARLIE MORTON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.971.3675-2845.35.7222044418546-2+46-2
Home Starts2.431.1804-0529.75.910825310325-0+54-1
Last 3 Starts3.111.3843-0317.35.88614110233-0+3.13-0
CHARLIE MORTON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/14/2017at NY YANKEES10-7+1108.5Win,OverW5.74441410TANAKA(R)
5/9/2017ATLANTA8-3-1808.5Win,OverW5.7315045COLON(R)
5/3/2017TEXAS10-1-1808.5Win,OverW6115028MARTINEZ(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
CLEVELAND is 10-7 (+1.4 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
11 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+5.6 Units)
Games this season
CLEVELAND is 2-1 (+1.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

All games at HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 3-3 (+0.1 Units) against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.9 Units)
Games played at HOUSTON this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
4/27/2017HOUSTON3+150 Under1110101FIERS(R) 4.3253
 CLEVELAND4-1608.5 ovWin83160KLUBER(R)W7384
4/26/2017HOUSTON6+115 Over82070MCCULLERS JR.(R)L5573
 CLEVELAND7-1258.5 ovWin100062BAUER(R)W6462
4/25/2017HOUSTON4-115  110071KEUCHEL(L)W9263
 CLEVELAND2+1058.5 unUnder62052TOMLIN(R)L6380
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
TREVOR BAUER vs. HOUSTON since 1997
BAUER is 6-0 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.079.
His team's record is 6-0 (+6.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-4. (-2.4 units)
TREVOR BAUER recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/26/2017HOUSTON7-6-1258.5Win,OverW6446228MCCULLERS JR.(R)
9/8/2016HOUSTON10-7-1459Win,OverW5557222PAULINO(R)
5/10/2016at HOUSTON4-0+1158.5Win,UnderW7003037DEVENSKI(R)

CHARLIE MORTON vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
MORTON is 0-1 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.167.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
CHARLIE MORTON recent starts vs. CLEVELAND
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/3/2015CLEVELAND2-5-1157.5Loss,UnderL6334133BAUER(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring CLEVELAND in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1292, -33.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 55.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (179-146, +6.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51.6% of the time since 1997. (1421-1331, -93.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (164-156, -17.6 units)
Edge=HOUSTON
 
The betting public is favoring the UNDER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 49.7% of the time since 1997. (1109-1123, -175.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 47.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (162-182, -44.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1192-1090, -52.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 52.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (170-156, -7.3 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CLEVELAND
[RF] 05/16/2017 - Abraham Almonte 10-day DL (5/16) ( Bicep )
[P] 05/16/2017 - Carlos Carrasco "?" for next scheduled start ( Pectoral )
[LF] 05/14/2017 - Brandon Guyer 10-day DL (5/13) ( Wrist )
[P] 05/03/2017 - Corey Kluber 10-day DL (5/3) ( Back )
[CF] 05/03/2017 - Austin Jackson 10-day DL (5/2) ( Toe )
[P] 04/09/2017 - Cody Anderson 60-day DL (4/2) ( Elbow )
HOUSTON
[RF] 04/26/2017 - Teoscar Hernandez 10-day DL (4/25) ( Leg )
[P] 04/20/2017 - Jandel Gustave 10-day DL (4/19) ( Forearm )
[P] 03/31/2017 - Collin McHugh 10-day DL (3/30) ( Elbow )
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