Guardians vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Guardians vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 4, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Oakland Athletics (1-2) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Guardians (3-1) on Tuesday at 9:40 PM ET on MLB Network. Bookmakers consider the Guardians to be -127 favorites for the contest, while the Athletics are +108 underdogs looking for the upset.

Shane Bieber starts for Cleveland while JP Sears is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Guardians vs. Athletics Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -127
  • Athletics odds to win: +108
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

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 -127 or shorter last year, Cleveland finished with a record of 45-19 (70.3%).

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

Last season, Oakland won 46 of its 130 games, or 35.4%, when it was the underdog by at least +108 on the moneyline.

The Guardians played in 166 games with a set over/under, 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 oddsmakers in 73 of 162 chances last season.

Guardians Stats & Insights (2022)

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

Cleveland hit the second-fewest home runs in baseball last season (127).

The Guardians had the seventh-best batting average in the majors (.253).

The team struck out 6.9 times per game, the fewest Ks in MLB.

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

Cleveland’s 3.46 team ERA ranked sixth across all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights (2022)

The Athletics were among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 29th with just 568 total runs (3.5 per game) last season.

Oakland ranked 27th in Major League Baseball with just 137 home runs as a team.

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

Oakland had the 16th-ranked strikeouts per game rate (8.6) among MLB offenses.

The Athletics had a 7.6 K/9 last season as a pitching staff, which ranked 25th in the majors.

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

Guardians Key Players to Watch (2022)

Bieber (0-0) pitches for the Guardians to make his second start of the season.

Jose Ramirez finished with a .278 average last season, with 29 home runs and 126 RBI.

Steven Kwan posted a .298 average with six homers and 52 RBI.

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

Amed Rosario hit .283 with an OBP of .312, and a slugging percentage of .403.

Athletics Key Players to Watch (2022)

Sears gets the nod for the Athletics and will make his first start of the season.

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

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

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

Aledmys Diaz had 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 18 walks while batting .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 6, Athletics 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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