Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cleveland vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 3/30/2024

The Cleveland Guardians (2-0) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (0-2) on Saturday, March 30th. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on NSPCA. The Guardians are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Athletics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 4:07 ET.

Guardians vs Athletics

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The last game of this series between the Guardians and Athletics was a 6-4 win for the Guardians. Heading into the game, Cleveland was the favorite at -134 on the money line. The Athletics went off at +112.

Logan Allen got the start for Cleveland and went five innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits. He didn’t factor into the decision, though, as Emmanuel Clase picked up the save. Ross Stripling started for Oakland, giving up four runs on seven hits.

Offensively, the Guardians had just one home run, which came from Jose Ramirez. However, they got a big game from Andres Gimenez, who went 3/3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Steven Kwan also had a two-hit game and scored two runs.

Tanner Bibee Gets The Start For The Guardians

Getting the start for the Guardians in today’s game against the Athletics is right-hander Tanner Bibee. Last season, Bibee made 25 starts and finished with a record of 10-4. His ERA for the year was 2.98, and he had a WHIP of 1.18. Bibee’s batting average allowed was .223, and his on-base percentage allowed was .284. For the season, Bibee had 12 quality starts and gave up a total of 13 home runs. His strikeout-to-walk ratio for the year was 3.1, and he averaged 1.8 walks per game.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

For the Guardians, we like Steven Kwan to have a good game at the plate. He has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 15th highest in the league today. If you’re looking for a Guardians player to hit a home run, José Ramírez has the best odds on the team and the 12th best odds in the league today. Josh Naylor has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run for the Guardians.

JP Sears Gets The Start For The Athletics

JP Sears is coming off a season in which he made 32 starts for the A’s, going 5-14 with a 4.54 ERA. His WHIP for the season was 1.26, and he finished the year with nine quality starts. Sears’ FIP for the season was 5.15, and he allowed a total of 34 home runs. Last season, Sears made two appearances against the Guardians, going 0-1 with an ERA of 1.67.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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Our model is giving Brent Rooker the best chance to hit a home run for the Athletics today. His home run projection is 9th best in the league for today’s games. J.D. Davis has the 2nd highest hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 15th in the league today. Zack Gelof is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits for the Athletics and his home run projection is 10th best in the league today.


Guardians vs Athletics Prediction


For this Guardians vs. Athletics matchup, we really like the Athletics on the money line, with a payout of +122. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Athletics, giving you a few different ways you could look to bet this one.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Tanner Bibee finishing with seven strikeouts, which is the second-best among all starters today. As for JP Sears, he is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which puts him in the middle of the pack.

Offensively, we have the Athletics finishing with eight hits, compared to the Guardians with eight. However, the Guardians are projected to finish with fewer runs and also have fewer home runs.

Another way you could look to bet this one is on the over/under, and with a line of 7.5, we would recommend taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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