Astros vs Guardians Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Friday, August 5

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The Cleveland Guardians (54-51) will host the Houston Astros (69-38), in the second game of a four-game series, Friday at 7:10 PM ET. Framber Valdez (9-4) will start for the Astros, and Hunter Gaddis for the Guardians.

Despite playing on the road, the Astros are still a decent moneyline favorite (-200) over the Guardians (+169). The over/under for this contest is set at 8.5.

Astros vs. Guardians Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-200)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -119, Under: -102)

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

  • Game Day: Friday, August 5, 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

These clubs play again following the Astros’ 6-0 victory over the Guardians yesterday. Justin Verlander (6.00 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 K) earned the win for the Astros. Martin Maldonado went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI to lead the team on offense. Zach Plesac (4.00 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 4 K) took the loss on the mound for the Guardians.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have been favorites in 91 games this season and won 62 (68.1%) of those contests. Houston is 14-11 this season when entering a game favored by -200 or more on the moneyline. The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 66.7% chance of a victory for the Astros. Houston’s games have gone over the total in 38 of their 107 chances. The Astros are 55-52-0 against the spread in their 107 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 90 .305 (10) .413 (1) .656 (2) 8.0% (2) 18.7% (66) 15.2% (3)
Kyle Tucker 100 .241 (109) .328 (79) .448 (58) 4.7% (27) 16.2% (43) 11.7% (22)
Alex Bregman 103 .247 (96) .355 (33) .422 (79) 3.0% (75) 12.9% (15) 13.1% (9)
Jose Altuve 90 .283 (34) .368 (19) .513 (14) 4.9% (21) 14.6% (25) 10.2% (46)
Yuli Gurriel 97 .242 (108) .291 (132) .389 (108) 1.8% (118) 12.9% (15) 5.2% (135)

Guardians Betting Records and Team Stats

The Guardians have won in 24, or 41.4%, of the 58 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Cleveland has been victorious two times in eight chances when named as an underdog of at least +169 or worse on the moneyline. The Guardians have an implied victory probability of 37.2% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Cleveland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 53 of their 105 opportunities. The Guardians are 55-50-0 against the spread in their 105 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
José Ramírez 101 .282 (36) .357 (31) .553 (8) 4.8% (24) 9.6% (4) 10.1% (48)
Amed Rosario 99 .290 (30) .325 (83) .410 (89) 1.4% (130) 15.1% (32) 4.6% (145)
Steven Kwan 93 .297 (21) .369 (17) .381 (117) 0.5% (148) 9.0% (2) 9.3% (63)
Andrés Giménez 94 .297 (21) .364 (25) .484 (27) 3.5% (60) 21.4% (88) 5.6% (130)
Josh Naylor 76 .273 (-) .324 (-) .494 (-) 4.8% (-) 16.4% (-) 6.8% (-)

Astros vs. Guardians Picks and Predictions

Our top pick for Astros vs. Guardians sees the Astros (-200 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the total, we recommend betting on the under on 8.5 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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