Mariners vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Mariners vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Seattle Mariners (4-5) hope to complete a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Guardians (5-4) when the teams meet at 1:40 PM ET Sunday. The Mariners are -130 favorites to keep the Guardians out of the win column in the series.

Seattle’s George Kirby and Cleveland’s Zach Plesac have been named the starters for this contest.

Mariners vs. Guardians Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -130
  • Guardians odds to win: +111
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Time: 1:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSGL

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Mariners and Guardians Betting Trends

The Mariners have won two of the six games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (33.3%).

Seattle has gone 1-3 (winning just 25% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -130 or shorter.

The Guardians have been underdogs in four games this season and won three (75%) of those contests.

Cleveland has played as an underdog of +111 or more twice this season and won both games.

The Mariners have played in nine games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total five times (5-3-1).

The Guardians and their opponents have hit the over in five of their nine games with a total this season.

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Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners are the 19th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.1 runs per game (37 total).

Seattle ranks 25th in MLB action with seven total home runs.

The Mariners’ .239 batting average ranks 21st in MLB.

Seattle strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 20th in MLB.

The 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Mariners pitching staff ranks 14th in the majors.

Seattle’s 3.18 team ERA ranks sixth across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians have scored 43 runs this season, which ranks eighth in MLB.

Cleveland’s five home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.

The Guardians’ .250 batting average ranks 17th in the league this season.

Cleveland ranks 18th with an average of 8.3 strikeouts per game.

The Guardians average the 19th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.4) in the league this season.

Cleveland has pitched to a 4.05 ERA this season, which ranks 12th in baseball.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

The Mariners will send Kirby (0-1) out to make his second start of the season.

Ty France is batting .342 with one home run and six RBI for Seattle this season.

Julio Rodriguez is slugging .550 this season, with a team-best two homers while driving in four runs.

Eugenio Suarez leads Seattle in batting average (.389) and runs batted in (seven) this season.

A.J. Pollock leads Seattle in home runs with two while driving in five runs and slugging .667.

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Guardians Key Players to Watch

The Guardians will send Plesac to the mound for his second start of the season.

Jose Ramirez is batting .297 with four doubles, a triple and eight walks.

Andres Gimenez has four doubles, a home run and three walks while hitting .343.

Myles Straw has a team-best batting average of .370.

Steven Kwan’s eight runs batted in lead his team.

Mariners and Guardians Injuries

Mariners: Dylan Moore: 10 Day IL (Olique), Taylor Trammell: 10 Day IL (Hand), Andres Munoz: 15 Day IL (Deltoid), Robbie Ray: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor)

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

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Mariners vs. Guardians Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Guardians 9, Mariners 8
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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