Guardians vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 14, 2023

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Guardians vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 14, 2023

MLB Predictions

One team will end a losing skid when the 7-6 Cleveland Guardians (two-game losing streak) and the 4-9 Washington Nationals (two-game losing streak) meet Friday at 7:05 PM ET. The Guardians have been set as -159 favorites by sportsbooks for the contest at Nationals Park.

Cal Quantrill starts for Cleveland while Trevor Williams is Washington’s starter for the contest.

Guardians vs. Nationals Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -159
  • Nationals odds to win: +135
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: MASN

Who Will Win Guardians vs. Nationals?

Guardians and Nationals Betting Trends

The Guardians have been the moneyline favorite six total times this season. They’ve gone 3-3 in those games.

Cleveland has played as moneyline favorites of -159 or shorter in just one game this season, which it lost.

The Nationals have been underdogs in 13 games this season and won four (30.8%) of those contests.

Washington has entered 10 games this season as the underdog by +135 or more and is 2-8 in those contests.

In the 13 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Guardians, they have combined with opponents to go over the total seven times (7-5-1).

The Nationals and their opponents have hit the over in six of their 13 games with a total this season.

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians have the No. 17 offense in baseball scoring 4.5 runs per game (58 total runs).

Cleveland has hit six home runs this season, the second-lowest total in MLB action.

The Guardians have the 24th-ranked batting average in the majors (.235).

Cleveland strikes out 7.8 times per game, the seventh-best mark in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Guardians has a collective 8.3 K/9, which ranks 22nd in MLB.

Cleveland’s 4.16 team ERA ranks 13th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals have scored 48 runs (just 3.7 per game) this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.

Washington’s five home runs rank last in MLB this season.

The Nationals have a team batting average of .253 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.

Washington is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 87 as a team.

The Nationals have a 7.2 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in baseball.

Washington has the 22nd-ranked ERA (4.94) in the majors this season.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

Quantrill (0-1) starts for the Guardians, his third of the season.

Jose Ramirez has been key for Cleveland with 15 hits, an OBP of .431 plus a slugging percentage of .451.

Steven Kwan has 15 hits and an OBP of .394 to go with a slugging percentage of .358 this season.

Andres Gimenez’s batting average of .308 leads all Cleveland hitters this season.

Myles Straw leads Cleveland with a batting average of .308.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Williams will get the start for the Nationals, his third of the season.

Alex Call leads the Nationals with seven runs batted in.

Victor Robles is hitting .359 to lead his team.

Dominic Smith is hitting .279 with five walks.

Lane Thomas has two doubles and four walks while hitting .300.

Guardians and Nationals Injuries

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

Nationals: Corey Dickerson: 10 Day IL (Calf), Ildemaro Vargas: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Carter Kieboom: 10 Day IL (Finger), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Guardians vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Nationals 6, Guardians 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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