Cleveland Guardians vs Houston Astros Betting Odds & Game Analysis | August 4


By Claudio Fortuna | August 4, 2022 12:58 PM

The Houston Astros visit the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, taking the field at 7:10pm ET on Thursday August 4th, 7:10pm ET. The Cleveland Guardians are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Houston Astros and Cleveland Guardians.

Cleveland and Houston Betting Info

  • Each of the Guardians’ last five games have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The Guardians have won four of their last five games as underdogs.

Houston Astros Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .241
Team OBP .317
AVG Runs Scored 4.4
Team ERA 3.01
Team WHIP 1.09
Starters ERA 3.14
Starters WHIP 1.07

Key Players for Houston

  • Luis Garcia: 3.81 ERA, 9.48 K/9, 1.07 WHIP
  • Bryan Abreu: 2.63 ERA, 13.14 K/9, 1.30 WHIP
  • Martín Maldonado: .173 Batting Avg, .238 OBP, .337 SLG, .575 OPS, 26 Runs
  • Yordan Alvarez: .303 Batting Avg, .409 OBP, .655 SLG, 1.064 OPS, 67 Runs
  • Joseph Mancini: .200 Batting Avg, .200 OBP, .800 SLG, 1.000 OPS, 1 Run
  • Chas McCormick: .228 Batting Avg, .319 OBP, .408 SLG, .727 OPS, 27 Runs
  • Jeremy Peña: .252 Batting Avg, .297 OBP, .438 SLG, .735 OPS, 44 Runs
  • Jacob Meyers: .214 Batting Avg, .261 OBP, .320 SLG, .581 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Jose Altuve: .280 Batting Avg, .365 OBP, .510 SLG, .875 OPS, 60 Runs
  • Kyle Tucker: .241 Batting Avg, .328 OBP, .448 SLG, .776 OPS, 44 Runs
  • Alexander Bregman: .247 Batting Avg, .353 OBP, .424 SLG, .777 OPS, 54 Runs

Cleveland Guardians Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .252
Team OBP .315
AVG Runs Scored 4.4
Team ERA 3.89
Team WHIP 1.23
Starters ERA 4.16
Starters WHIP 1.26

Key Players for Cleveland

  • Triston McKenzie: 3.38 ERA, 8.48 K/9, 1.00 WHIP
  • Emmanuel Clase: 1.22 ERA, 9.34 K/9, 0.68 WHIP
  • Kirkland McCarty: 6.05 ERA, 6.52 K/9, 1.66 WHIP
  • Joshua-Douglas Naylor: .274 Batting Avg, .325 OBP, .498 SLG, .823 OPS, 32 Runs
  • Owen Miller: .244 Batting Avg, .301 OBP, .370 SLG, .671 OPS, 41 Runs
  • Andrés Giménez: .301 Batting Avg, .368 OBP, .490 SLG, .858 OPS, 41 Runs
  • German Rosario: .293 Batting Avg, .328 OBP, .414 SLG, .742 OPS, 58 Runs
  • Austin Hedges: .176 Batting Avg, .250 OBP, .277 SLG, .527 OPS, 18 Runs
  • Steven Kwan: .297 Batting Avg, .370 OBP, .382 SLG, .752 OPS, 51 Runs
  • Oscar Gonzalez: .290 Batting Avg, .319 OBP, .458 SLG, .777 OPS, 13 Runs
  • Myles Straw: .214 Batting Avg, .295 OBP, .272 SLG, .567 OPS, 53 Runs
  • José Ramírez: .285 Batting Avg, .359 OBP, .559 SLG, .918 OPS, 61 Runs

The Guardians and Astros have met three times this season, with the Guardians winning once and the Astros winning twice. Their most recent matchup on May 25, 2022 ended 2-1 with the Houston Astros taking the win.

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