San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Guardians MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Giants vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 7/7/2024

The San Francisco Giants (44-46) travel to face off against the Cleveland Guardians (55-32) on Sunday, July 7th. This game will be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland and televised on BSGL. The Guardians are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Giants are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Guardians. First pitch is set for 12:40  CT.

Giants vs. Guardians Betting Prediction

  • Money Line Prediction: Guardians (-131)
  • Over/Under Prediction: Over 9 Runs
  • The Guardians have a 7-3 record in their last 10 home games.
  • The Guardians have scored 5 or more runs in 8 of their last 15 games.
  • The Guardians have won 5 of their last 7 home games.
  • The Guardians have a higher league rank (1st in AL Central) compared to the Giants (9th in NL West).
  • The Guardians have won 4 of their last 5 games against teams with a losing record.

Giants vs Guardians

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Cleveland picked up a 5-4 win over the Giants in the most recent game of this series. The Guardians had a three-run 1st inning but didn’t score another run until putting up two in the 6th. As for the Giants, they scored three runs in the 5th and added one more in the 7th.

Logan Allen got the start for the Guardians, going just 4 1/3 innings while giving up two runs and striking out nine. He did not factor in the decision, as Pedro Avila got the win out of the bullpen. Emmanuel Clase got the save. Kyle Harrison only went 3 1/3 innings for the Giants, giving up four runs on four hits.

At the plate, Steven Kwan went 2/4 with a home run, while Jhonkensy Noel also homered and drove in two runs for Cleveland. Tyler Fitzgerald had a two-run homer for the Giants.

San Francisco has been a solid underdog bet this season, with a 27-21 record in that role. The Giants are 44-46 overall and trail the Dodgers by 11 games in the NL West. They have won three straight series and have an overall series record of 15-11-2.

Giants games have averaged 9.1 runs per game this season, resulting in a 49-38 over/under record. When the total has been set at 9 runs, the over has hit in four of five games, but only 6.7% of their games have had a total of 9 runs.

Hayden Birdsong Gets The Start For The Giants

Hayden Birdsong and the Giants are on the road to take on the Guardians. Birdsong is coming off a win in his last start, where he went 5 innings and struck out 5. He has given up 2 home runs in each of his first two starts of the season.

Giants Offense Breakdown

San Francisco has been getting some strong recent performances from their top two home run hitters, as Heliot Ramos and Matt Chapman have both gone deep twice in their last seven games. Ramos has also gone 12/29 in that stretch, while Chapman is hitting .346. Ramos is currently 2nd on the team with 40 RBIs, while Chapman is leading the way with 42 RBIs. Overall, both players are tied for 15th in the league with 12 homers.

As a team, the Giants are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 14th in the league. They are also 12th in batting average and have a good team walk rate. Overall, they are 17th in home runs and have a collective batting average of .244.

When Cleveland wins, they tend to do so by a good margin, with an average run differential of +3.5 runs per game. This has led to a 47-40 run line record, including 21-19 at home. The Guardians are 39-18 as favorites and 16-14 as underdogs this season.

The Guardians lead the AL Central with a 55-32 record, and they are 29-11 at home. Cleveland took the first game of this series vs. the Giants but dropped game two, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

Carlos Carrasco Gets The Start For The Guardians

Right-hander Carlos Carrasco gets the start for the Guardians today as he faces the Giants at home. He has made 15 starts this season and has a record of 3-6 with an ERA of 5.21. Opponents are batting .262 off Carrasco this season, and his WHIP is currently 1.35. Carrasco’s last outing came on July 2nd, where he finished with a no-decision after giving up three earned runs in six innings of work. He has not taken a loss in his last three outings.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

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The Guardians come into the game as one of the league’s top-scoring offenses, averaging 5 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.1 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .246, which is 10th in the league, and are also near the top of the league in home runs and isolated power.

José Ramírez and Josh Naylor have been the team’s top power threats this season, with 23 and 21 home runs, respectively. Ramírez’s 76 RBIs are 2nd in the league, while Naylor is 5th in the league with 65 RBIs. Steven Kwan has been hot of late, going 10/30 in his last seven games, including two homers.

Giants vs Guardians Prediction

Our pick for this one is to take the Guardians on the money line at -131. We actually have the Guardians winning this one by a score of 6-5, so you could also look to take the over, as the line is set at 9 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Carlos Carrasco finishing with seven strikeouts, which is good for a mid-range starter. As for the Giants starter, Hayden Birdsong, we have him ending the game with five K’s, which has him towards the bottom of today’s starters.

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