Guardians vs Nationals Prediction - MLB Picks 4/14/23

Washington Nationals (4-9) vs Cleveland Guardians (7-6)

Game Info: Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Trevor Williams (1-1) (4.35) vs Cal Quantrill (0-1) (6.52)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +125 / Cleveland Guardians -150 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Guardians will play the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of their series on Friday night at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Guardians Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 7-6 this season and they have lost four of their last six games. Cleveland is coming off of a series loss to the Yankees, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 4.14 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .231 opponent batting average this season. The Guardians offense has scored 58 runs with a .235 batting average and a .327 on base percentage. Josh Naylor is batting .209 with two home runs and nine RBI’s for the Guardians. The projected starting pitcher for Cleveland is Cal Quantrill, who is 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP over 9.2 innings pitched this year. 

Nationals Preview

The Washington Nationals are 4-9 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Washington is coming off of a series loss to the Rockies, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Washington pitching staff has a 4.94 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a .268 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 48 runs with a .251 batting average and a .322 on base percentage this season. Victor Robles is batting .359 with 0 home runs and four RBI’s for the Nationals. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is Trevor Williams, who is 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 10.1 innings pitched this season.

Trends

Cleveland is 7-1 in their last 8 Friday games and 9-1 in their last 10 interleague road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Cleveland’s last 4 road games. Washington is 16-42 in their last 58 home games and 8-24 in their last 32 Friday games. The over is 9-3-2 in Washington’s last 14 Friday games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.

Pick

Both of these teams are coming off of series losses, but Cleveland has been the better team so far this year. The Guardians are starting Cal Quantrill, who has allowed seven earned runs over 9.2 innings pitched this year. The Nationals will turn to Trevor Williams, who has allowed five earned runs over 10.1 innings pitched. Both pitchers did look better in their last outing, compared to their first starts of the year. I like the under in this matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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