Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Guardians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 3/29/2024

The Cleveland Guardians (1-0) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (0-1) on Friday, March 29th. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on NSPCA. The Cleveland Guardians are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Oakland Athletics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Guardians vs Athletics

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The last game of this series between the Guardians and Athletics was a blowout win for Cleveland, as they took down Oakland by a score of 8-0. Despite being on the road, the Guardians were the favorite (-145) going into the game.

Shane Bieber got the start for Cleveland and didn’t give up a single run in his six innings of work. He finished with 11 strikeouts, and the A’s offense struggled to get anything going, finishing with just four hits. Alex Wood got the start for Oakland and took the loss, giving up six earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings of work.

Offensively, the Guardians got a lot of production in the 4th inning, putting up five runs. David Fry led the way with three hits and two runs scored, while Brayan Rocchio drove in two runs.

Logan Allen Gets The Start For The Guardians

Last season, Logan Allen made 24 starts and finished with a record of 7-8. His ERA for the season was 3.81, and he had a WHIP of 1.40. Allen’s batting average allowed was .261, and his on-base percentage allowed was .325. He finished the season with 16 home runs allowed and an average of 2.0 walks per game. Allen’s strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 2.5, and he averaged 8.55 strikeouts per nine innings.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

When looking at the Guardians’ offensive projections, José Ramírez is not only expected to have the 3rd highest total hits on the team, but he also has the highest odds to hit a home run. In fact, his home run projection is 10th best in the league today. If you’re looking for another player to go deep, Josh Naylor has the 10th best odds in the league to hit a home run. Steven Kwan is our projected hits leader for the Guardians, and his total hits projection is 12th best in the league today.

Ross Stripling Gets The Start For The Athletics

Coming off a season in which he made 11 starts and 22 appearances, Ross Stripling is looking to bounce back after going 0-5 with an ERA of 5.36. Stripling’s WHIP last season was 1.35, and he allowed an average of .281 to opposing hitters. The right-hander finished the season with two quality starts and an OPS allowed of .799. In terms of strikeouts, Stripling averaged 7.08 per nine innings and finished the season with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.4.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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If you’re looking for some Athletics players to have a big game at the plate, we have Seth Brown, Brent Rooker, Ryan Noda, Shea Langeliers, and Zack Gelof all with some of the top home run projections in today’s league. Seth Brown is our top projected hitter in terms of home runs for the Athletics, with his projection being 10th best in today’s slate of games. Brent Rooker is right behind him in terms of total home runs, and his projection is 10th in the league today. Shea Langeliers is 11th in the league in terms of home run projections, while Zack Gelof is 11th in terms of total home runs for today’s games.

Guardians vs Athletics Prediction

There are a few different ways you could look to bet on this game, but our recommended pick is to take the Guardians on the money line, with the payout sitting at -142. We actually have the Guardians winning this one by a score of 5-4.

If you are looking to go with a starting pitcher to pick up a win, Ross Stripling actually has a better chance of getting the win than Logan Allen. However, we have Stripling finishing with fewer strikeouts than Allen, and we have Allen finishing with five K’s.

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