Marlins vs Guardians Prediction - MLB Picks 4/21/23

Cleveland Guardians (10-9) vs Miami Marlins (10-9)

Game Info: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Zach Plesac (1-0) (6.92) vs Braxton Garrett (0-0) (3.38)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -167 / Miami Marlins +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Marlins and Cleveland Guardians face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Progressive Field. 

Marlins Betting Preview

The Marlins come into this game with a 10-9 record overall but they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Marlins offense only managed two runs and that led to the three run defeat. The Marlins offense overall has been an issue and they are currently averaging only 3.10 runs per game which is 29th in the league. On the mound for the Marlins is Braxton Garrett who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 3.73. In his last start against the Diamondbacks he went 5.2 innings giving up four hits and one run. 

Guardians Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Guardians who sit with a 10-9 record overall, but they are coming off a victory in the last game. The pitching was good giving up only two runs to the Detroit Tigers and that was enough for the one run victory. Overall this season the pitdching has been the strength of this team giving up only 4.39 runs per game which is 13th in best in the league. Jose Ramirez has hit two home runs and driven in 12 RBIs. On the mound for the Guardians is Zach Plesac who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 6.92. In his last start against the Nationals he went five innings giving up seven hits and four runs. 

Marlins vs Guardians Trends

Marlins are 4-0 in their last 4 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. Marlins are 4-0 in Garretts last 4 starts when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game. Guardians are 8-1 in their last 9 Friday games. Guardians are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter.

Shane’s Free Pick

These are both teams that have struggled to score this season and it’s going to be no different in this game. Plesac sits with an ERA of 6.92 but he’s going to be much better here going against the Marlins. The Guardians aren’t going to run up the score against Garrett and this game is going to stay under the total. 

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

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