Guardians vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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Guardians vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 5, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cleveland Guardians (4-2) visit the Oakland Athletics (2-3) Wednesday to close out a three-game series. The Guardians are favored (-129) to win the rubber match, which starts at 3:37 PM ET from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Cleveland’s Hunter Gaddis gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Kyle Muller.

Guardians vs. Athletics Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -129
  • Athletics odds to win: +109
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
  • Time: 3:37 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Guardians vs. Athletics?

Guardians and Athletics Betting Trends (2022)

The Guardians were favored on the moneyline 84 total times last season. They went 58-26 in those games.

When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -129 or shorter last year, Cleveland finished with a record of 43-19 (69.4%).

Last season, the Athletics won 53 out of the 143 games, or 37.1%, in which they were the underdog.

Oakland had a record of 44-82, a 34.9% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +109 or more by bookmakers last season.

The Guardians combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total 76 times last season for a 76-81-9 record against the over/under.

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

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians have the No. 4 offense in baseball scoring 5.3 runs per game (32 total runs).

Cleveland averages 0.8 home runs per game to rank 19th in baseball with five total home runs .

The Guardians’ .256 batting average ranks 15th in the majors.

Cleveland strikes out 7.7 times per game to rank 19th in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Guardians has a collective 9.0 K/9, which ranks 12th in the majors.

Cleveland’s 4.15 team ERA ranks 12th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights (2022)

The Athletics scored the 29th-most runs in the league last season with just 568 (3.5 per game).

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 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 had the 24th-ranked ERA (4.53) in the majors last season.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

Gaddis (0-0) gets the start for the Guardians, his second of the season.

Jose Ramirez has been key for Cleveland with no home runs, but three RBI and a batting average of .308 this season.

Myles Straw leads Cleveland in batting with a .333 average.

Josh Naylor’s two home runs lead all Cleveland hitters, and he’s slugging .571.

Mike Zunino is batting .294 with an OBP of .429 and a slugging percentage of .588 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch (2022)

Muller heads to the mound for the Athletics to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.

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

Tony Kemp had a .235 batting average with 117 hits.

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

Aledmys Diaz hit .243 with 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 18 walks.

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: Under 8 runs
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