Houston Astros vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-130) Cleveland (+110)
The Houston Astros (69-38) are on their way to Progressive Field on Saturday where they will take on the Cleveland Guardians (54-51). The moneyline on this contest has the Astros at -130 while the Guardians are opening at +110. The over/under is 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Luis Garcia and Cal Quantrill.
The Astros have hit 186 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 149 balls out of the park. Houston has a slugging percentage of .424 and have struck out 797 times, while drawing a walk on 370 occasions. As a team, the Houston Astros are knocking in 4.5 runs per outing, which has them at 14th in the league. They have accumulated 461 RBI's and 859 hits so far this year, and their team batting average is sitting at .241. They have racked up 476 runs while holding a team OBP of .318.
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The Astros are sitting with a team ERA of 2.98 so far this season (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 957 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 300 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.47 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.19 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.08. Astros pitchers have given up 93 home runs and also 352 runs in total (2nd in baseball).
Astros relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 68 times in addition to having 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 64 holds for the year (7th in baseball). The Astros relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 73.8% and has come into the game in 106 save situations. They have recorded 31 saves on the season and have blown 11 of their 42 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 101 base runners on the campaign and 27.7% of those players crossed the plate. The Astros have sent 311 relievers to the mound this season.
The Astros have converted 72.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,538 innings on the field, which ranks them 1st in the majors. The Houston Astros have 2,846 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 815 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which puts them in 11th in MLB, and they have twisted 76 double plays.
Garcia has taken the hill for 274 frames and has earned 288 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.58 (109 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.128. He has surrendered 222 base hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 87 walks. Garcia (19-16 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.86 and he has gone up against 1,114 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
Cleveland is sitting with 84 home runs this year and 438 RBIs. They have put up 194 doubles, while taking a walk 300 times and racking up 460 runs. The Cleveland Guardians have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .314 and a batting average of .251 on the campaign. The Guardians hold a slugging % of .386 and they score 4.38 runs per outing (16th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 739 instances (30th in MLB) and have a total of 897 base knocks.
The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 1.239 in addition to having a FIP of 4.01 as a pitching staff on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.84 (861 strikeouts against 303 walks). They rank 15th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 848. They have given up 117 home runs and they relinquish 4.36 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 450 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (404 earned runs conceded).
With 70 save situations, the Guardians have accumulated 29 holds and 12 blown saves. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 38 save opportunities and they have earned 26 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 102 times in high leverage situations in addition to 85 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.4% out of their 121 inherited base runners. They are ranked 11th in the league with a save percentage of 68.4%, and they have sent 322 relievers onto the field over the course of the season.
In 8,364 innings played, the Guardians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (14th in baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have turned 83 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in professional baseball). The Guardians have accrued 952 assists, 64 errors and have earned 2,788 putouts for the season.
During his career, Quantrill has allowed 386 base hits while totaling 316 K's in 401 innings. Quantrill (23-16 career win-loss record) holds a 3.76 ERA and has given up 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 168 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.252 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.70 and he has gone up against 1,689 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-130)
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