Cleveland Guardians vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 25 (5/25): MLB
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- May 25, 2022, 7:17:13 AM
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|Time||8:10 p.m. EST|
|Guardians money line||+156|
|Guardians run line||+1.5 (-120)|
|Astros money line||-190|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+100)|
|Over / under||8|
|Cleveland Guardians||Houston Astros|
|Road / home record||10-13||13-6|
|Last 10 record||3-7||6-4|
|Over / under record||21-18||12-30-2|
|Runs / game||4.69||4.27|
|Runs allowed / game||4.50||3.20|
The Cleveland Guardians and the Houston Astros will play the 3rd game of the series at the Minute Maid Park on Wednesday night. The Astros took the win in the second game of the series. Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings and Kyle Tucker led the offense with a three-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 7-3 win.
The Guardians get here with a 18-21 record and have lost 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.69 runs per game and allowing 4.5 runs. Jose Ramirez leads the team batting for .293 avg, 11 home runs and 43 RBI.
Shane Bieber leads the pitching staff with 1 win and a 3.55 ERA, he has struck out 46 batters.
Probable Pitcher: Cal Quantrill (1-2, 3.48 ERA)
Quantrill did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the Reds. He gave up one run on five hits and zero walks while striking out five over seven innings. He had 1 start against the Astros last season and allowed 3 runs striking out 3 batters across 5.1 innings.
The Astros get here with a 28-16 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.27 runs per game and are allowing 3.20 runs. Yordan Alvarez has 12 home runs and 25 RBI. Michael Brantley is batting for .290 avg and Kyle Tucker has 29 RBI.
Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.22 ERA, 49 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Astros.
Probable Pitcher: Cristian Javier (2-2, 2.87 ERA)
Javier will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. Javier was saddled with the loss during Friday's 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Rangers, allowing one run on three hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in six innings.
Cleveland are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Cleveland are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against Houston.
Houston are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 10 games at home.
The Astros cameback strong in the second game of the series to beat the Guardians by 4 runs. They have won 8 of their last 10 games against Cleveland and have lost only 6 games at home so far this season. Javier has started only 4 games this season but he has done well mostly. Expect a dominant performance from Javier and the Astros will score enough runs to win and cover the spread.
PICK: Astros -1.5 (+100)
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