Astros Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 5, 2022

Written By Staff on August 5, 2022

Steven Kwan rides an 18-game hitting streak into the Cleveland Guardians’ (54-51) matchup with the Houston Astros (69-38) at 7:10 PM ET on Friday at Progressive Field. Framber Valdez starts for Houston (-201 to win) while Cleveland (+170) will counter with Hunter Gaddis.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of August 5, 2022 at 5:30 PM ET.

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Astros vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Valdez (HOU) Pitcher Gaddis (CLE)
9 – 4 W/L 0 – 0
128.2 IP 0
2.80 ERA 0.00
1.119 WHIP 0.000
8.2 K/9 0
3.1 BB/9 0

Astros Probable Starter Framber Valdez

  • Valdez will aim to claim his 10th win when he makes the start for the Astros, his 21st of the season. He is 9-4 with a 2.80 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 128 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last pitched on Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, when he tossed 7 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • In 20 games this season, the 28-year-old has a 2.80 ERA and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .211 to opposing hitters.
  • Valdez is trying to build on a 17th-game quality start streak in this matchup.
  • The opposing Guardians offense has a collective .251 batting average, and is eighth in the league with 896 total hits and 16th in MLB action with 460 runs scored. It has the 18th-ranked slugging percentage (.386) and ranks 29th in home runs (84) in all of MLB.
  • This season, the 28-year-old ranks 12th in ERA (2.80), 24th in WHIP (1.119), and 33rd in K/9 (8.2) among pitchers who qualify.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 5:30 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 7 .571 4 1 2 .571 1.857
Amed Rosario 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Hedges 5 .000 0 0 1 .167 .167
Myles Straw 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .750
Owen Miller 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Josh Naylor 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Guardians Probable Starter Hunter Gaddis

  • Gaddis has been named the starter for the Guardians and will make his first start this season.
  • The 24-year-old right-hander will make his MLB debut.
  • The Astros have scored 476 runs this season, which ranks 13th in MLB. They have 859 hits, 16th in baseball, with 149 home runs (third in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 5:30 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Gaddis

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have a 62-29 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 68.1% of those games).
  • Houston is 14-11 (winning 56% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -201 or shorter.
  • The Astros have a 66.8% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Houston has played in 107 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 38 times (38-66-3).
  • The Astros have a 55-52-0 record ATS this season.
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have won 24, or 41.4%, of the 58 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, Cleveland has won two of its eight games when they’re the underdog by at least +170 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Guardians have a 37% chance to win.
  • Cleveland’s games have gone over the total in 53 of their 105 chances.
  • The Guardians are 55-50-0 against the spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has an on-base percentage of .413 and has 95 hits, both team-best numbers for the Astros, while batting .305 with 15 doubles, two triples, 30 home runs and 57 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Alvarez’s batting average ranks 10th, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is second in the league in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker is hitting .241 with 16 doubles, 19 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Tucker ranks 109th in batting average, 79th in on base percentage, and 58th in slugging in baseball.
  • Alex Bregman is batting .247 with 25 doubles, 13 home runs and 57 walks.
  • Bregman heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .286 with two walks and an RBI.
  • Jose Altuve has 22 doubles, 19 home runs and 40 walks while hitting .283. He leads his team with a .513 slugging percentage.
  • Altuve has hit safely in three straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .500 with three doubles and two walks.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Bregman 365 .247 55 13 56 .355 .777
Trey Mancini 360 .267 40 11 43 .344 .752
Yuli Gurriel 355 .242 37 7 29 .291 .680
Kyle Tucker 353 .241 44 19 67 .328 .776
Jose Altuve 343 .283 60 19 37 .368 .881
Jeremy Pena 322 .255 44 15 38 .299 .737
Yordan Alvarez 311 .305 68 30 72 .413 1.069
Christian Vázquez 299 .278 33 8 42 .322 .747
Martín Maldonado 247 .178 27 11 33 .242 .598
Chas McCormick 233 .236 29 11 29 .325 .750

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 109 hits, batting .282 this season with 59 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Ramirez ranks 36th in batting average, his on-base percentage is 31st, and he is eighth in slugging percentage.
  • Amed Rosario leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.410) thanks to 31 extra-base hits.
  • Rosario is currently 30th in batting average, 83rd in on-base percentage and 89th in slugging percentage among all qualified players.
  • Kwan has 102 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .369.
  • Andres Gimenez is batting .297 with a .364 OBP and 51 RBI for Cleveland this season.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 407 .290 58 6 41 .325 .735
José Ramírez 387 .282 61 21 86 .357 .910
Myles Straw 363 .215 53 0 20 .296 .569
Steven Kwan 344 .297 51 2 28 .369 .750
Owen Miller 311 .244 41 5 42 .301 .671
Andrés Giménez 306 .297 41 12 51 .364 .848
Josh Naylor 267 .273 32 14 53 .324 .818
Austin Hedges 190 .179 18 6 20 .256 .535
Oscar Gonzalez 131 .290 13 3 16 .319 .777
Luke Maile 102 .206 13 0 8 .308 .602

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