Astros Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 24, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 24, 2022

The Houston Astros (27-16) host the Cleveland Guardians (18-20) at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday, featuring two top-10 sluggers. Yordan Alvarez has 12 home runs (second in league) for the Astros, while Jose Ramirez ranks ninth with 10 round-trippers for the Guardians. Houston (-219 to win) has Framber Valdez on the hill, and Cleveland (+182) counters Zach Plesac.

This article refers to betting data valid as of May 24, 2022 at 7:13 PM ET. See all the up-to-date odds for this contest in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Astros vs Guardians Betting Lines

Astros Betting Insights

  • This season, the Astros have been favored 33 times and won 23, or 69.7%, of those games.
  • Houston is undefeated in three games this season when favored by -219 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 68.7% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • So far this season, Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 11 of their 43 games with a total.
  • The Astros are 22-21-0 against the spread in their 43 chances this season.

Astros Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 4.4
HR 15
ERA 3.41
K/9 8.79

Guardians Betting Insights

  • The Guardians have been underdogs in 26 games this season and have come away with the win 11 times (42.3%) in those contests.
  • Cleveland has been listed as an underdog of +182 or more on two occasions this season and lost both games.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Guardians have a 35.5% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 20 of their 38 opportunities.
  • The Guardians have an against the spread record of 19-19-0 in 38 games with a line this season.

Guardians Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 4.5
HR 12
ERA 3.66
K/9 7.12

Guardians Probable Pitcher – Zach Plesac

  • Plesac makes the start for the Guardians, his eighth of the season. He is 1-3 with a 4.42 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Tuesday, May 17 against the Cincinnati Reds, when he tossed six innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • Plesac will try to pitch five or more innings for his fourth straight start. He’s averaging 5.2 innings per outing.
  • The Guardians are 2-4 in Plesac’s six starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
  • In Plesac’s seven starts, his team is 2-5.
  • Plesac’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in five of seven games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 24, 2022 at 7:13 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Guardians Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Emmanuel Clase 18 16.1 8.8 7.2 0.6 3.31
Bryan Shaw 17 12.2 5.0 12.0 3.0 5.68
Trevor Stephan 16 16.2 8.6 9.0 0.0 2.70
Nick Sandlin 14 14.0 5.8 7.4 1.6 3.21
Sam Hentges 14 15.1 10.6 4.5 0.0 1.17

Astros Probable Pitcher – Framber Valdez

  • Valdez’s team is 4-4-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run in seven innings pitched on Friday in his last outing, a matchup with the Texas Rangers.
  • Valdez has five starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • When Valdez starts a game and his team is the favorite on the moneyline, they have a record of 3-3.
  • Valdez’s team has a 4-4 record in his starts this season.
  • Out of Valdez’s eight starts with a total this season, one has hit the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 24, 2022 at 7:13 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Héctor Neris 20 19.0 20 2.37 7 0
Phil Maton 19 20.0 12 3.60 6 0
Rafael Montero 18 16.2 19 0.54 5 3
Ryne Stanek 17 15.2 13 1.15 2 1
Blake Taylor 16 14.0 7 3.86 3 0

Astros Hitting Trends

  • The Astros have won each of the 14 games this season when they hit two or more home runs.
  • The Astros have had five or more extra-base hits in nine games this season, and finished 8-1 in those contests.
  • The club has racked up at least eight hits 20 times this season, and has a 15-5 record in those games.
  • The Astros are 15-1 in games this season that they put up five or more runs.
  • The Astros are 13-1 in games this season when they have drawn five or more walks.

Guardians Hitting Trends

  • They are 5-2 this season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • They have collected five or more extra-base hits in six games this season and won each of them.
  • They have a record of 16-3 this season when collecting eight or more base hits in a game.
  • They have a 14-1 record this season when scoring five or more runs in a game.
  • They have a 4-3 record this season when drawing five or more walks in a game.

Astros vs. Guardians Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Guardians (+182)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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