Cleveland Guardians vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 6 (8/6): MLB
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- Aug 6, 2022, 2:36:17 AM
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|Time||6:10 p.m. EST|
|Guardians money line||+134|
|Guardians run line||+1.5 (-164)|
|Astros money line||-160|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+100)|
|Over / under||9|
|Cleveland Guardians||Houston Astros|
|Home / road record||27-22||36-21|
|Last 10 record||5-5||6-4|
|Over / under record||53-47-6||38-64-5|
|Runs / game||4.40||4.42|
|Runs allowed / game||4.27||3.34|
The Houston Astros and the Cleveland Guardians will play the 3rd game series at the Progressive Field on Saturday. The Astros took the win again 9-3 on Friday's game to take the lead 2-0 in the series. Trey Mancini hit two home runs, including his first career grand slam, and drove in five runs.
The Guardians get here with a 54-52 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. They're averaging 4.40 runs and batting for .252 AVG, 453 runs scored in 885 hits and 82 home runs, ranking #16 in offense, behind the Houston Astros. Jose Ramirez leads the team batting for .285 avg, 21 home runs and 86 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 4.27 runs per game and ranking #15 in the league. Shane Bieber leads the pitching staff with a 3.39 ERA, 126 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded with the Guardians.
Cal Quantrill (7-5, 4.08 ERA) will be on the mound for the Guardians in the 3rd game of the series. Quantrill didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 6-5 extra-innings win over the Diamondbacks, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out four. He has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 3.95 and 10 strikeouts in 4 appearances against the Astros in his career.
The Astros get here with a 70-38 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. They're averaging 4.45 runs and batting for .240 AVG, 464 runs scored in 836 hits and 146 home runs, ranking #15 in offense in the league behind the San Diego Padres. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .303 avg with 30 home runs and 72 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.34 runs per game and ranking #2 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.73 ERA, 127 strikeouts and 15 wins recorded for the Astros.
Luis Garcia (8-7, 3.81 ERA) will be on the mound for the Astros in the 3rd game of the series. Garcia allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven innings, taking the loss Monday versus the Red Sox. In his last start against the Guardians he took the loss allowing 2 runs in 5 innings pitched.
Houston Astros are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 15 games against an opponent in the American League.
Cleveland are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games played on a Saturday.
The continue to dominate the Guardians as they're 4-1 so far against them this season. Luis Garcia will take the mound for this game who has struggled in his last 2 starts and lost against the Guardians earlier this season. The Guardians has struggled offensively on this series but will likely wake up against Garcia. Cal Quantrill has been pounded in his last couple starts but the Guardians haven't lost in his last 5 starts. Both offenses should be able to get these pitchers so expect another high scoring game. Take the over.
PICK: Over 9 (-110)
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