Marlins vs Guardians Prediction - MLB Picks 4/22/23

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

Game Info: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 3:10 pm / 6:40 pm (Progressive Field)

Shane Bieber (1-0) (2.88) vs Sandy Alcantara (1-2) (5.84)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -141 / Miami Marlins +110 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Marlins and Cleveland Guardians face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Progressive Field. Friday’s game was rained out so this is a doubleheader. 

Marlins Betting Preview

The Marlins sit with a 10-9 record overall, but their offense has been inconsistent and it hurt them in the last game. The Marlins offense overall is averaging 3.1 runs per game which is 29th in the league. The pitching has been a little better and is ranked 15th. Jorge Soler has hit five home runs and driven in 10 RBIs. On the mound for the Marlins is Braxton Garrett who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 3.38. 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 in the last series against the TIgers he lost two of the three games. During the three games the Guardians scored only seven runs total and they need the offense to get going here. The Guardians offense is averaging 4.2 runs per game while their pitching is giving up 4.36 runs per game. The strength of this team is the pitching that is ranked 12th in the league. Jose Ramirez has hit two home runs and driven in 12 RBIs. 

Marlins vs Guardians Trends

Marlins are 4-0 in their last 4 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.: Marlins are 8-1 in Alcantaras last 9 Saturday starts. Guardians are 6-1 in their last 7 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter. Marlins are 0-4 in Alcantaras last 4 starts during game 1 of a series. 

Marlins are 0-4 in Alcantaras last 4 starts with 5 days of rest.

Shane’s Free Pick

In Game 1 it’s going to be the Marlins that are going to find success. Sandy Alcantara is going to lockdown the Guaridans offense and that is going to be the difference as they are going to get the job done. Back the Marlins.

In Game 2, it’s going to be a lower-scoring game. Both of these offenses really can’t be trusted, and that makes betting on the side a hard task. These are both offenses that have had issues scoring headingi nto this game, and it will be no different. Back the under. 

Shane’s Pick Game 1: Marlins ML / Game 2: Under

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