Astros Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 23, 2022

Written By Staff on May 22, 2022

The Houston Astros (27-15) and Cleveland Guardians (17-20) meet on Monday to begin a three-game series, with the first pitch at 8:10 PM ET at Minute Maid Park. Luis Garcia takes the mound first for Houston (-190 to win), and Triston McKenzie is Cleveland’s (+159) choice to start.

The betting insights in this article use the latest odds as of May 23, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Astros vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Garcia (HOU) Pitcher McKenzie (CLE)
3 – 2 W/L 2 – 3
37.2 IP 36.1
3.35 ERA 2.97
1.062 WHIP 0.963
9.8 K/9 8.4
2.9 BB/9 2.7

Astros Probable Starter Luis Garcia

  • Garcia (3-2 with a 3.35 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Astros, his eighth of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 25-year-old has amassed a 3.35 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season.
  • Garcia has two quality starts this year.
  • He will take the mound against a Guardians team that is hitting .245 as a unit (sixth in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .392 (10th in MLB) with 34 total home runs (21st in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 23, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Probable Starter Triston McKenzie

  • The Guardians’ McKenzie (2-3) will make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, May 15, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed three hits in 7 2/3 innings against the Minnesota Twins.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 2.97 and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season.
  • He’s looking to extend his three-game quality start streak.
  • The Astros rank 11th in MLB with 180 runs scored this season. They have a .232 batting average this campaign with 57 home runs (second in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 23, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have compiled a 23-9 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 71.9% of those games).
  • Houston has played seven times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -190 or shorter, and won in each game.
  • The Astros have an implied moneyline win probability of 65.5% in this contest.
  • Houston has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 42 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 11 of those games (11-31-0).
  • The Astros have put together a 22-20-0 record against the spread this season (covering 52.4% of the time).
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • This season, the Guardians have been the underdog 25 times and won 10, or 40%, of those games.
  • Cleveland has a record of 2-4 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +159 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Guardians have a 38.6% chance to win.
  • Games involving Cleveland have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 20 of 37 chances this season.
  • The Guardians are 18-19-0 ATS in their 37 games with a spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has racked up 33 hits, a team-best for the Astros. He’s batting .256 with four doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 21 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Alvarez ranks 66th in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage, and seventh in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker has six doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks while batting .245.
  • Tucker ranks 82nd in batting average, 48th in on base percentage, and 52nd in slugging in MLB play.
  • Alex Bregman is batting .229 with 10 doubles, five home runs and 25 walks.
  • Jose Altuve is batting .286 with five doubles, nine home runs and 11 walks.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Tucker 143 .245 16 7 26 .343 .777
Alex Bregman 140 .229 21 5 23 .351 .758
Michael Brantley 138 .283 15 3 15 .365 .785
Yuli Gurriel 135 .230 14 3 13 .266 .666
Yordan Alvarez 129 .256 25 12 24 .358 .939
Jeremy Pena 126 .286 20 7 22 .343 .851
Chas McCormick 112 .223 14 4 11 .285 .687
Jose Altuve 105 .286 20 9 14 .359 .949
Martín Maldonado 95 .116 12 3 10 .198 .430
Aledmys Díaz 88 .227 7 2 10 .277 .584

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez has 39 hits and an OBP of .383 to go with a slugging percentage of .580. All three of those stats rank first among Cleveland hitters this season.
  • Among all the qualified batters in the big leagues, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 32nd, his on-base percentage is 14th, and he is 10th in slugging.
  • Owen Miller is slugging .514 while driving in 17 runs and batting .294 this season.
  • Among all qualified players, Miller ranks 17th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging percentage.
  • Steven Kwan has collected 28 base hits, an OBP of .373 and a slugging percentage of .371 this season.
  • Myles Straw has been key for Cleveland with 34 hits, an OBP of .346 plus a slugging percentage of .319.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 138 .283 22 9 37 .383 .963
Myles Straw 138 .246 26 0 6 .346 .665
Amed Rosario 132 .242 16 0 10 .291 .594
Franmil Reyes 126 .198 9 3 12 .255 .533
Owen Miller 109 .294 23 4 17 .347 .861
Steven Kwan 105 .267 19 1 13 .373 .744
Andrés Giménez 103 .291 13 4 20 .315 .820
Austin Hedges 88 .170 9 3 7 .232 .516
Oscar Mercado 84 .202 9 4 15 .227 .644
Josh Naylor 74 .351 11 6 23 .395 1.044

Astros vs Guardians Player Props

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