Astros Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 24, 2022

Written By Staff on May 24, 2022

Two of MLB’s best sluggers square off when the Houston Astros (27-16) and the Cleveland Guardians (18-20) play at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. Yordan Alvarez has 12 homers (second in league) for the Astros, and Jose Ramirez ranks ninth with 10 long balls for the Guardians. Houston’s (-219 to win) Framber Valdez gets the start against Cleveland’s (+182) Zach Plesac.

The insights in what follows reflect odds as of May 24, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Astros vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Valdez (HOU) Pitcher Plesac (CLE)
3 – 2 W/L 1 – 3
47.0 IP 38.2
2.68 ERA 4.42
1.255 WHIP 1.345
7.5 K/9 5.4
3.6 BB/9 2.8

Astros Probable Starter Framber Valdez

  • Valdez (3-2 with a 2.68 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched) makes the start for the Astros, his ninth of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Friday against the Texas Rangers, the lefty tossed 7 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering six hits.
  • The 28-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.68, with 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in eight games this season.
  • Valdez is aiming to notch his sixth quality start in a row in this matchup.
  • He meets a Guardians offense that ranks 14th in the league with 177 runs while batting .245 as a unit. It has a collective .391 slugging percentage (10th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 35 home runs (21st in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 28-year-old’s 2.68 ERA ranks 19th, 1.255 WHIP ranks 44th, and 7.5 K/9 ranks 41st.

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

Guardians Stats vs Valdez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.250
Amed Rosario 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Oscar Mercado 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ernie Clement 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Yu Chang 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Austin Hedges 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Guardians Probable Starter Zach Plesac

  • Plesac (1-3) will take the mound for the Guardians, his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed six hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, May 17.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 4.42 and 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He has earned a quality start two times in seven starts this season.
  • The Astros rank 21st in MLB with a .230 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks sixth in the league (.409) and 58 home runs.
  • The 27-year-old ranks 52nd in ERA (4.42), 53rd in WHIP (1.345), and 59th in K/9 (5.4) among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

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

Astros Stats vs Plesac

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael Brantley 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yordan Alvarez 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Yuli Gurriel 2 .500 1 0 3 .500 1.500
Alex Bregman 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
José Altuve 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have gone 23-10 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 69.7% of those games).
  • Houston has played in three games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -219 or shorter and won every time.
  • The Astros have a 68.7% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Houston has played in 43 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-32-0).
  • The Astros have put together a 22-21-0 record against the spread this season.
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have won 11, or 42.3%, of the 26 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Cleveland has played as an underdog of +182 or more twice this season and lost both games.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 35.5% chance of a victory for the Guardians.
  • Games involving Cleveland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 20 of 38 chances this season.
  • The Guardians are 19-19-0 ATS in their 38 games with a spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Alvarez has accumulated 33 hits, a team-best for the Astros. He’s batting .250 with four doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Alvarez’s batting average ranks 69th, his on-base percentage ranks 37th, and he is 11th in the league in slugging.
  • Alex Bregman has 10 doubles, six home runs and 25 walks while hitting .229.
  • Bregman currently ranks 108th in batting average, 42nd in on base percentage, and 63rd in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • Kyle Tucker is batting .240 with six doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks.
  • Jose Altuve is batting .284 with six doubles, nine home runs and 11 walks.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Tucker 146 .240 16 7 26 .337 .762
Alex Bregman 144 .229 22 6 24 .349 .773
Michael Brantley 142 .275 15 3 15 .356 .764
Yuli Gurriel 139 .223 14 3 13 .259 .647
Yordan Alvarez 132 .250 25 12 24 .355 .923
Jeremy Pena 129 .287 20 7 22 .343 .847
Chas McCormick 112 .223 14 4 11 .285 .687
Jose Altuve 109 .284 20 9 14 .355 .942
Martín Maldonado 98 .122 12 3 10 .202 .437
Aledmys Díaz 88 .227 7 2 10 .277 .584

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Ramirez leads Cleveland in OBP (.383), slugging percentage (.601) and total hits (41) this season.
  • Of all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Ramirez is 28th in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and fifth in slugging percentage.
  • Myles Straw has collected 35 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .347.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Straw is 79th in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage and 147th in slugging percentage.
  • Owen Miller is batting .283 with a .496 slugging percentage and 17 RBI this year.
  • Steven Kwan has one home run, 13 RBI and a batting average of .266 this season.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 143 .287 23 10 41 .383 .984
Myles Straw 142 .246 28 0 6 .347 .664
Amed Rosario 136 .243 16 0 10 .290 .591
Franmil Reyes 130 .200 9 3 12 .255 .540
Owen Miller 113 .283 23 4 17 .341 .837
Steven Kwan 109 .266 19 1 13 .369 .736
Andrés Giménez 107 .280 13 4 20 .304 .790
Austin Hedges 88 .170 9 3 7 .232 .516
Oscar Mercado 85 .200 9 4 15 .225 .637
Josh Naylor 78 .333 11 6 23 .384 .999

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