Mariners vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Mariners vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 1, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Seattle Mariners (1-0) are set to take on the Cleveland Guardians (0-1) Saturday at 9:40 PM ET, airing on Fox Sports 1. The Mariners are listed as -135 favorites by sportsbooks, while the underdog Guardians have +115 odds for the contest.

Logan Gilbert gets the starting nod for Seattle while Aaron Civale is Cleveland’s starter for the contest.

Mariners vs. Guardians Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -135
  • Guardians odds to win: +115
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 7 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1

Who Will Win Mariners vs. Guardians?

Mariners and Guardians Betting Trends (2022)

The Mariners won 65.9% of the games last season they were the moneyline favorite (54-28).

When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -135 or shorter last year, Seattle had a record of 39-22 (63.9%).

The Guardians won 38, or 46.9%, of the 81 games they played as underdogs last season.

Cleveland had a record of 23-28, a 45.1% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +115 or more by bookmakers last season.

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

The Guardians and their opponents hit the over in 76 of their 166 games with a total last season.

Mariners Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Mariners scored the 18th-most runs in baseball (690 total, 4.3 per game).

Seattle averaged 1.2 home runs per game to rank ninth in MLB with 197 total home runs last season.

The Mariners’ .230 batting average ranked 26th in the majors.

The team’s 8.6 strikeouts per game ranked 20th in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Mariners had a collective 8.7 K/9 last season, which ranked 12th in the majors.

Seattle had the eighth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.59).

Guardians Stats & Insights (2022)

The Guardians ranked 15th in the majors with 698 total runs scored last season.

Cleveland ranked 29th in Major League Baseball with just 127 home runs as a team.

The Guardians had a team batting average of .253 last season, which ranked seventh among MLB teams.

No team had fewer strikeouts last season than Cleveland, who struck out only 6.9 times per game.

The Guardians averaged the 16th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.6) in the big leagues last season.

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

Mariners Key Players to Watch (2022)

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

Julio Rodriguez hit .282 last season with 28 home runs and 74 RBI.

Ty France collected 153 hits, posted an OBP of .345, and a .439 SLG.

Eugenio Suarez slugged 31 home runs and collected 87 RBI last season while batting .236.

Teoscar Hernandez hit .267 with an OBP of .316, and a slugging percentage of .491.

Guardians Key Players to Watch (2022)

The Guardians will send Civale to the mound for his first start this season.

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

Steven Kwan hit .298 a season ago with 168 hits.

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

Amed Rosario had 26 doubles, nine triples, 11 home runs and 25 walks while batting .283.

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 4, Guardians -1
  • Total Prediction: Under 7 runs
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