Houston Has No Problem Entering 2022 MLB Season

Houston Has No Problem Entering 2022 MLB Season

Since 2015, the Houston Astros have been the gold standard of the American League. Houston has made the postseason in six of the past seven years. In sum, Houston won three American League pennants and one World Series title. Last year the Astros again made the World Series. However, Houston suffered a baseball betting odds loss to the Atlanta Braves four games to two. Houston remains one of the most complete teams in the American League. On the whole, it isn’t easy to find an MLB franchise that is more complete than Houston.

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2022 Astros World Series Odds+850
2022 Astros American League Pennant Odds+550
2022 Astros American League West Odds+100

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2022 Houston Astros SBG Betting Odds Analysis

Last season the Astros finished 104-74 to win the American League West. Houston was 56-33 at home and 48-41 on the road. Despite all of that success, the Astros were only +22 betting units for the season. And on the run line, Houston was 85-93 but -614 units. The Astros finished 95-74-9 over the total. In sum, Houston ranked 1st for run production and 7th for earned run average. The Astros committed the fewest errors in MLB.

In 2022 the Astros are the public wagering favorite to win the American League pennant again. In comparison to the rest of the American League West, the Astros are the class of the division. Thus, they get a clear path to the divisional playoffs.

Of great sports betting concern is that the Astros will be too popular with casual gamblers. As mentioned earlier, the Astros broke even on the board in

2022 Houston Astros Key Personnel

Namely, Manager Dusty Baker, age 72, was a two-time All-Star player. Following a 19-year career, Baker became a manager and was named National League Manager of the Year three times. The only thing missing on his managerial resume is a World Series title. To be exact, the Astros love Baker and want to win a World Series title for him. Baker brings a level of maturity and baseball knowledge that few managers possess. Most important of all, he wins wherever he goes.

Second baseman Jose Altuve leads the deep and loaded Astros’ lineup. Altuve scored 117 runs with 32 doubles, 31 home runs, and 83 runs batted in. On the whole, he is the best player in his position in baseball. Designated hitter Yordan Alvarez powered to 33 home runs and 104 runs batted in.

Also, factoring is right fielder Kyle Tucker. In 2021 Tucker hit .294 with a .917 OPS. Tucker had 37 doubles, 30 home runs, and 92 runs batted in. In the playoffs, Tucker hit four doubles and four home runs.

Closer Ryan Pressly posted 26 saves with only two blown saves last year. Meanwhile, starter Lance McCullers was 13-5 with a 3.16 earned run average and WHIP of 1.22. Houston’s pitching staff is the envy of most MLB teams. And the main reason why they will be in the hunt for the American League pennant all season.

2022 Houston Astros SBG Free Picks

As mentioned earlier, the Astros don’t expect to face much competition with the MLB odds in the American League West. Houston has everything necessary to go all the way this season. The only question will be intangibles.

SBG Best Bet: Houston to make the ALCS.