Cleveland Guardians vs. Houston Astros May 25th Betting Preview

Cleveland Guardians vs. Houston Astros May 25th Betting Preview

Cole Paganelli
8 months ago
3 min read

The Cleveland Guardians are set to wrap up their three-game series in Houston against the Astros on Wednesday night. Cleveland picked up a 6-1 win in the series opener before suffering a 7-3 loss on Tuesday night. 

The Guardians continue to play inconsistent baseball this season, and they are just 18-21 on the year. Cleveland has managed to go just 10-13 away from home, which could spell some trouble on Wednesday night. 

Houston continues to be one of the best teams in the American League as they lead the AL West with a 28-16 record. The Astros have gone 13-6 at home, and have taken three of their last four.

Guardians vs. Astros May 25th Odds

Houston is a pretty big moneyline betting favorite in this game, as the odds have them at -185.

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Ramirez Continues to Star

Jose Ramirez continues to do all that he can do for the Guardians, and he seems to be getting better at the plate as the year goes on. Ramirez now leads the team with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs, and he also sports a solid .293 batting average.

The Guardians have a team batting average of .245, but they just don’t have a ton of power up and down the lineup. It’s going to take some offense to win this game, and Cleveland doesn’t always have that. 

Cal Quantrill is on the mound on Wednesday night, and he is just 1-2 with a 3.48 ERA this season. Quantrill has to find a way to keep the ball in the park against the slugging Astros. 

Astros Getting Great Pitching

The Houston Astros have been able to do everything well this season, but the pitching staff has really been leading the way. Houston enters this game with a team ERA of 2.85, and they could put up a low number in this one.

Cristian Javier is not a big name when it comes to the starting pitchers in baseball, but he has been terrific this season. Javier is 2-2 with a 2.87 ERA, and he has 39 strikeouts through 31 innings pitched. 

This Houston lineup has some big names in it, but it’s some of the forgotten stars leading the way. Yordan Alvarez has belted 12 home runs to lead the team, and shortstop Jeremy Pena has a team-high .293 batting average. 

Cleveland Can’t Stop the Astros

Cleveland has proven that they can beat the best teams in the American League, but they just aren’t consistent enough. The Guardians were great in the series opener, but they couldn’t muster much offense on Tuesday night.

The starting pitching matchup favors the Astros in the series finale, and Houston also has a big edge in the offensive lineups. Ramirez will do all that he can for Houston in this game, but he just won’t have enough help. 

The Guardians were at least able to avoid getting swept in Houston, but they will leave town with a loss. Bet the Houston Astros -185 as they pick up a win in the rubber match and beat the Guardians for the second time in three games. 

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