Guardians vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, April 3, 2023

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Guardians vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, April 3, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cleveland Guardians (3-1) will put their three-game win streak to the test when they visit the Oakland Athletics (1-2) Monday at 9:40 PM ET on NBCS-CA. Sportsbooks consider the Guardians -154 favorites to extend their streak, while the Athletics are +131 underdogs looking for the upset.

Cleveland’s Zach Plesac and Oakland’s James Kaprielian have been named the starters for this contest.

Guardians vs. Athletics Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -154
  • Athletics odds to win: +131
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Guardians vs. Athletics?

Guardians and Athletics Betting Trends (2022)

The Guardians won 69% of the games last season they were favored on the moneyline (58-26).

When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -154 or shorter last year, Cleveland had a record of 24-13 (64.9%).

The Athletics won 53, or 37.1%, of the 143 games they played as underdogs last season.

Last season, Oakland won 39 of its 105 games, or 37.1%, when it was the underdog by at least +131 on the moneyline.

The Guardians played in 166 games with an over/under set, and combined with their opponents to go over the total 76 times (76-81-9).

Games involving the Athletics went over the total set by bookmakers in 73 of 162 chances last season.

Guardians Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Guardians were the 15th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.3 runs per game (698 total).

Cleveland hit 127 home runs last season, the second-lowest total in MLB.

The Guardians’ .253 batting average was seventh-best in the majors.

Cleveland’s batters struck out 6.9 times per game, the fewest strikeouts in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Guardians had a collective 8.6 K/9 last season, which ranked 16th in MLB.

Cleveland had the sixth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.46).

Athletics Stats & Insights (2022)

The Athletics scored 568 runs (just 3.5 per game) last season, which ranked 29th in MLB.

Oakland hit just 137 homers last season, which ranked 27th in the league.

The Athletics had a team batting average of just .216 last season, which ranked last among MLB teams.

Oakland ranked 16th in MLB in strikeouts per game at 8.6 whiffs per contest.

The Athletics struck out 7.6 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 25th in MLB.

Oakland pitchers had a combined ERA of 4.53 last year, which ranked 24th in MLB.

Guardians Key Players to Watch (2022)

Plesac will make his first start of the season for the Guardians.

Jose Ramirez slugged 29 home runs and collected 126 RBI last season while batting .278.

Steven Kwan posted a .298 average with 52 RBI.

Josh Bell finished with a .266 average, 17 home runs and 71 RBI last season.

Amed Rosario collected 180 hits, posted an OBP of .312 and a .403 SLG.

Athletics Key Players to Watch (2022)

Kaprielian will make his first start of the season for the Athletics.

Seth Brown had 25 home runs and 73 runs batted in last season.

Tony Kemp hit .235 a season ago with 117 hits.

Jesus Aguilar had a batting average of .235 with 109 total hits last season.

Aledmys Diaz had 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 18 walks while hitting .243.

Guardians and Athletics Injuries

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

Athletics: Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Guardians vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Guardians 4, Athletics 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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