Cleveland Guardians vs Houston Astros Betting Odds & Game Analysis | August 5


By Claudio Fortuna | August 5, 2022 10:33 AM

The Houston Astros visit the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, taking the field at 7:10pm ET on Friday August 5th, 7:10pm ET. The Cleveland Guardians are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8.5 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 Astros’ last five games have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The Astros have won each of their last nine Friday road games against AL Central opponents.

Houston Astros Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .241
Team OBP .318
AVG Runs Scored 4.4
Team ERA 2.98
Team WHIP 1.08
Starters ERA 3.11
Starters WHIP 1.07

Key Players for Houston

  • Thomas Pressly: 3.09 ERA, 10.69 K/9, 0.97 WHIP
  • José Urquidy: 3.62 ERA, 7.08 K/9, 1.15 WHIP
  • Bryan Abreu: 2.63 ERA, 13.14 K/9, 1.30 WHIP
  • Martín Maldonado: .178 Batting Avg, .242 OBP, .356 SLG, .598 OPS, 27 Runs
  • Yordan Alvarez: .304 Batting Avg, .412 OBP, .654 SLG, 1.066 OPS, 68 Runs
  • Joseph Mancini: .167 Batting Avg, .167 OBP, .667 SLG, .834 OPS, 1 Run
  • Jeremy Peña: .255 Batting Avg, .299 OBP, .438 SLG, .737 OPS, 44 Runs
  • Jacob Meyers: .214 Batting Avg, .261 OBP, .320 SLG, .581 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Jose Altuve: .283 Batting Avg, .368 OBP, .513 SLG, .881 OPS, 60 Runs
  • Aledmys Díaz: .251 Batting Avg, .309 OBP, .414 SLG, .723 OPS, 29 Runs
  • Kyle Tucker: .241 Batting Avg, .328 OBP, .448 SLG, .776 OPS, 44 Runs
  • Alexander Bregman: .247 Batting Avg, .353 OBP, .422 SLG, .775 OPS, 55 Runs

Cleveland Guardians Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .251
Team OBP .314
AVG Runs Scored 4.4
Team ERA 3.91
Team WHIP 1.24
Starters ERA 4.19
Starters WHIP 1.27

Key Players for Cleveland

  • Triston McKenzie: 3.38 ERA, 8.48 K/9, 1.00 WHIP
  • Enyel De Los Santos: 3.21 ERA, 10.42 K/9, 1.16 WHIP
  • Emmanuel Clase: 1.22 ERA, 9.34 K/9, 0.68 WHIP
  • Joshua-Douglas Naylor: .273 Batting Avg, .324 OBP, .494 SLG, .818 OPS, 32 Runs
  • Owen Miller: .244 Batting Avg, .301 OBP, .370 SLG, .671 OPS, 41 Runs
  • Andrés Giménez: .297 Batting Avg, .364 OBP, .484 SLG, .848 OPS, 41 Runs
  • German Rosario: .290 Batting Avg, .325 OBP, .410 SLG, .735 OPS, 58 Runs
  • Austin Hedges: .179 Batting Avg, .256 OBP, .279 SLG, .535 OPS, 18 Runs
  • Steven Kwan: .297 Batting Avg, .369 OBP, .381 SLG, .750 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: .282 Batting Avg, .356 OBP, .553 SLG, .909 OPS, 61 Runs

The Guardians and Astros have met four times this season, with the Guardians winning once and the Astros winning three times. Their most recent matchup on August 4, 2022 ended 6-0 with the Houston Astros taking the win.

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