Astros vs Guardians Odds, Picks & Predictions – August 4

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A series opener between the Cleveland Guardians (54-50) and Houston Astros (68-38) is on deck Thursday at 7:10 PM ET, at Progressive Field. The Astros will hand the ball to Justin Verlander (14-3), and the Guardians will counter with Zach Plesac (2-9).

Despite playing on the road, the Astros are still a decent moneyline favorite (-188) over the Guardians (+157). The contest has a total set at 8.

Astros vs. Guardians Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-188)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -111, Under: -109)

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When, Where, at What Time is Astros vs. Guardians

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Stadium: Progressive Field

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Michael Brantley 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Lance McCullers Jr. 60 Day Injury List Forearm
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Guardians Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Aaron Civale 15 Day Injury List Wrist
Anthony Gose 60 Day Injury List Tricep
Cody Morris 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Astros and Guardians

The Astros were vicotrious 6-1 over the Red Sox yesterday in their most recent game. Jose Urquidy was named the winning pitcher after throwing seven innings without giving up an earned run on two hits, while striking out 10, while Kyle Tucker went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead them offensively.

The Guardians knocked off the Diamondbacks 7-4 yesterday. Amed Rosario led the way offensively after going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI, and Shane Bieber got the win, pitching six innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits while striking out eight.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have won 61, or 67.8%, of the 90 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Houston is 19-12 this season when entering a game favored by -188 or more on the moneyline. The Astros have a 65.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Houston’s games have gone over the total in 38 of their 106 chances. The Astros are 54-52-0 ATS in their 106 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 89 .304 (13) .410 (2) .657 (2) 8.1% (2) 18.6% (62) 14.8% (3)
Kyle Tucker 99 .241 (110) .328 (79) .448 (57) 4.7% (25) 16.2% (43) 11.7% (22)
Alex Bregman 102 .247 (95) .354 (35) .424 (77) 3.0% (75) 13.1% (17) 13.1% (9)
Jose Altuve 89 .280 (39) .365 (23) .510 (16) 4.9% (21) 14.8% (27) 10.1% (49)
Yuli Gurriel 96 .246 (100) .295 (128) .394 (105) 1.9% (116) 12.8% (15) 5.3% (133)

Guardians Betting Records and Team Stats

The Guardians have been victorious in 24, or 42.1%, of the 57 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This season, Cleveland has come away with a win four times in 12 chances when named as an underdog of at least +157 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Guardians have a 38.9% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Contests with Cleveland have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 53 of 104 chances this season. The Guardians have an against the spread mark of 55-49-0 in 104 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
José Ramírez 100 .285 (33) .360 (28) .559 (7) 4.8% (22) 9.7% (4) 10.2% (46)
Amed Rosario 98 .293 (27) .328 (79) .414 (84) 1.4% (130) 15.0% (32) 4.7% (144)
Steven Kwan 92 .297 (24) .370 (16) .382 (116) 0.5% (148) 8.9% (2) 9.4% (60)
Andrés Giménez 93 .301 (17) .368 (20) .490 (25) 3.6% (58) 21.4% (88) 5.6% (130)
Josh Naylor 75 .274 (-) .325 (-) .498 (-) 4.8% (-) 16.3% (-) 6.9% (-)

Astros vs. Guardians Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Astros to win (-188 on the moneyline), while we project the scoring will go over the total (8 runs).

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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