Houston Astros vs Cleveland Guardians Betting Odds & Game Analysis | May 23


By Ed Winchester | May 23, 2022 9:51 AM

The Cleveland Guardians visit the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, taking the field at 8:10pm ET on Monday May 23rd, 8:10pm ET. The Cleveland Guardians are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8.5 runs.

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

Houston and Cleveland Betting Info

  • Each of the Astros’ last eight home games have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The Astros have won each of their last eight games against AL Central opponents.

Cleveland Guardians Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .246
Team OBP .312
AVG Runs Scored 4.6
Team ERA 3.98
Team WHIP 1.19
Starters ERA 4.30
Starters WHIP 1.25

Key Players for Cleveland

  • Emmanuel Clase: 2.94 ERA, 9.39 K/9, 0.98 WHIP
  • Trevor Stephan: 2.70 ERA, 8.64 K/9, 0.96 WHIP
  • Shane Bieber: 3.55 ERA, 9.06 K/9, 1.25 WHIP
  • Joshua-Douglas Naylor: .351 Batting Avg, .395 OBP, .649 SLG, 1.044 OPS, 11 Runs
  • Andrés Giménez: .301 Batting Avg, .324 OBP, .515 SLG, .839 OPS, 13 Runs
  • German Rosario: .242 Batting Avg, .291 OBP, .303 SLG, .594 OPS, 16 Runs
  • Austin Hedges: .170 Batting Avg, .232 OBP, .284 SLG, .516 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Steven Kwan: .267 Batting Avg, .373 OBP, .371 SLG, .744 OPS, 19 Runs
  • Franmil Reyes: .198 Batting Avg, .255 OBP, .278 SLG, .533 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Myles Straw: .246 Batting Avg, .346 OBP, .319 SLG, .665 OPS, 26 Runs
  • Oscar Mercado: .202 Batting Avg, .227 OBP, .417 SLG, .644 OPS, 9 Runs
  • José Ramírez: .283 Batting Avg, .383 OBP, .580 SLG, .963 OPS, 22 Runs

Houston Astros Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .232
Team OBP .310
AVG Runs Scored 4.3
Team ERA 2.84
Team WHIP 1.12
Starters ERA 2.96
Starters WHIP 1.12

Key Players for Houston

  • Thomas Pressly: 3.00 ERA, 7.00 K/9, 1.22 WHIP
  • Rafael Montero: 0.54 ERA, 10.26 K/9, 0.90 WHIP
  • Justin Verlander: 1.22 ERA, 8.53 K/9, 0.72 WHIP
  • Martín Maldonado: .116 Batting Avg, .198 OBP, .232 SLG, .430 OPS, 12 Runs
  • Michael Brantley: .290 Batting Avg, .372 OBP, .428 SLG, .800 OPS, 15 Runs
  • Yordan Alvarez: .256 Batting Avg, .358 OBP, .581 SLG, .939 OPS, 25 Runs
  • Yulieski Gurriel: .230 Batting Avg, .266 OBP, .400 SLG, .666 OPS, 14 Runs
  • Chas McCormick: .223 Batting Avg, .285 OBP, .402 SLG, .687 OPS, 14 Runs
  • Jeremy Peña: .286 Batting Avg, .343 OBP, .508 SLG, .851 OPS, 20 Runs
  • Jose Altuve: .283 Batting Avg, .356 OBP, .585 SLG, .941 OPS, 20 Runs
  • Kyle Tucker: .245 Batting Avg, .343 OBP, .441 SLG, .784 OPS, 16 Runs
  • Alexander Bregman: .229 Batting Avg, .351 OBP, .407 SLG, .758 OPS, 21 Runs

The Astros and Guardians haven’t met since last season on July 21, 2021, where the Cleveland Guardians won by a score of 5-4.

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