Guardians vs. Astros Prediction
Gavin Williams will oppose Framber Valdez in Tuesday night’s pitching matchup between the Guardians and Astros at 8:10 p.m. ET. With the Astros listed as heavy moneyline favorites and the total sitting at 8.5, what’s the best bet tonight?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
915 Cleveland Guardians (+154) at 916 Houston Astros (-185); o/u 8.5
8:10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Guardians vs. Astros Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our MLB Public Betting Page shows that 70% of bets are on the Astros’ moneyline. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Cleveland Guardians DFS SPIN
Gabriel Arias went 3-for-4 with three singles and a run scored as the Guardians fell to the Astros on Monday evening in Houston. The 23-year-old singled off of J.P. France in the second inning, then scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Myles Straw. It looks like the Guardians are going to give him an opportunity to serve as their everyday shortstop in the wake of Amed Rosario being dealt to the Dodgers — or until they finally call up Brayan Rocchio. On the season, Arias is hitting just .209/.309/.323 with four homers, six RBI and one stolen base in 180 plate appearances
Houston Astros DFS SPIN
Jose Altuve went singled, drew three walks, swiped two bases and scored a pair of runs on Monday night, leading the Astros to a 7-3 victory over the Guardians. Altuve led off the game with a bunt single and swiped second base, but was ultimately stranded at third. He then drew a walk off of Noah Syndergaard to start the sixth inning, swiped second base again and then scored the Astros’ first run on an RBI single by Kyle Tucker. Altuve also walked and scored on a wild pitch in the seventh. On the season, the 33-year-old is now hitting .281/.384/.504 with seven homers, 20 RBI and seven stolen bases in his first 37 games
Guardians vs. Astros MLB Betting Trends
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home
Guardians vs. Astros MLB BETTING PREDICTION
Williams enters play tonight with a 1-2 record and a 3.35 ERA. He’s winless over his past three starts, but he’s pitched to a 2.08 ERA over that span. The Guardians have also won both of his past two starts as he allowed a total of one run on eight hits and six walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings. As for Framber, he’s 8-7 with a 3.29 ERA but worked a season-low 3 2/3 innings against the Rangers last Wednesday, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks with just one strikeout in 13-5 loss. He’s 1-2 with a 7.00 ERA over his past five starts, so I’m going to take a flier on Cleveland tonight.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CLEVELAND GUARDIANS +154