Mariners vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 31, 2023

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Mariners vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 31, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Seattle Mariners will take the field against the Cleveland Guardians (0-1) on Friday. The game begins at 10:10 PM ET on MLB Network, with the Mariners listed as -163 favorites on the moneyline.

Seattle’s Robbie Ray and Cleveland’s Hunter Gaddis have been named the starters for this contest.

Mariners vs. Guardians Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -163
  • Guardians odds to win: +140
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Time: 10:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Mariners vs. Guardians?

Mariners and Guardians Betting Trends (2022)

The Mariners put together a 54-28 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 65.9% of those games).

Seattle had a record of 20-16 when it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -163 or shorter last year (55.6%).

The Guardians were underdogs in 81 games last season and won 38 (46.9%) of those contests.

Last season, Cleveland won 10 of its 28 games, or 35.7%, when it was the underdog by at least +140 on the moneyline.

The Mariners played in 166 games with a set over/under, and combined with their opponents to go over the total 77 times (77-81-8).

Games involving the Guardians went over the total set by bookmakers in 76 of 166 chances last season.

Mariners Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Mariners had the No. 18 offense in MLB play scoring 4.3 runs per game (690 total runs).

Seattle ranked ninth-best in the majors last season with 197 total home runs.

The Mariners’ .230 batting average ranked 26th in MLB.

The club’s 8.6 strikeouts per game ranked 20th in MLB.

The Mariners pitching staff ranked 12th in the majors last season with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Seattle’s 3.59 team ERA ranked eighth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Guardians Stats & Insights (2022)

The Guardians scored 698 runs (4.3 per game) last season, which ranked 15th in MLB.

Cleveland’s 127 home runs ranked second-to-last in MLB last season.

The Guardians’ .253 batting average was among the best in baseball, ranking seventh in MLB.

Cleveland had the fewest strikeouts in MLB, whiffing only 6.9 times per game on average.

The Guardians had an 8.6 K/9 last season as a pitching staff, which ranked 16th in the majors.

Cleveland pitched to a 3.46 last season, which ranked sixth in baseball.

Mariners Key Players to Watch (2022)

Ray starts for the first time this season for the Mariners.

Julio Rodriguez finished last season with a .282 batting average while adding 28 home runs and 74 RBI.

Ty France hit .278 with an OBP of .345 and a slugging percentage of .439.

Eugenio Suarez finished with a .236 average last season, with 31 home runs and 87 RBI.

Teoscar Hernandez collected 133 hits, posted an OBP of .316 and a .491 SLG.

Guardians Key Players to Watch (2022)

Gaddis gets the nod for the Guardians and will make his first start of the season.

Jose Ramirez hit 29 home runs and had 126 runs batted in last season.

Steven Kwan had a .298 batting average with 168 hits.

Josh Bell hit .266 last season with 29 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 85 walks.

Amed Rosario hit .283 with 26 doubles, nine triples, 11 home runs and 25 walks.

Mariners and Guardians Injuries

Mariners: Taylor Trammell: 10 Day IL (Hand), Dylan Moore: 10 Day IL (Olique)

Guardians: Sam Hentges: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Mariners vs. Guardians Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Mariners 5, Guardians 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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