Houston Astros at Cleveland Guardians - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros at Cleveland Guardians - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Guardians (54-50) vs Houston Astros (68-38)

Game Info: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

() () vs Framber Valdez (9-4) (2.80)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. 

The Pirates sit with a 43-62 record overall, but they have won three games against the Brewers. The Pirates only won by four runs total. The Pirates have really struggled all over the field and that has led to such a terrible record. The Pirates are averaging 3.62 runs which is 28th in the league. The pitching is giving up 5.07 runs per game. Bryan Reynolds has hit 16 home runs and driven in 33 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Orioles who sit with a 54-41 record and they have won three games in a row over the Texas Rangers. In the three games the Orioles offense averaged seven runs. The Orioles offense overall is averaging 4.25 runs which is 19th in the league. The pitching is giving up 4.18 runs per game. Anthony Santander has hit 19 home runs and driven in 59 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Orioles will be Dean Kremer who sits with a 3-3 record and an ERA of 3.86. In his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, he went 4.1 innings giving up 10 hits and six runs. 

On the mound for the Pirates is Mitch Keller who sits with a 3-7 record and an ERA of 4.37. In his last start against the Phillies he went five innings giving up one hit. 

The Pirates are 1-4 in their last five games during Game 1 of a series. The Orioles are 12-3 in their last 15 home games. The under is 7-1-1 in the Orioles last nine interleague home games. The Under is 4-1-1 in Orioles last 6 interleague home games against a team with a losing record.

The Pirates are playing well coming into this game and they will continue the success here. Kremer in his last start gave up six runs and he is going to really struggle in this game. Look for the Pirates bats to continue to find success and Pittsburhg will secure the win. Back the Pirates on the money line.

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