Cardinals vs Guardians Prediction - MLB Picks 5/26/23

Cleveland Guardians (21-28) vs St. Louis Cardinals (23-29)

Game Info: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Shane Bieber (3-3) (3.08) vs Matthew Liberatore (1-0) (3.00)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians +104 / St. Louis Cardinals -122 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Guardians and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Progressive Field. 

Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals sit with a 23-29 record overall butt they are coming off a win on Wednesday. The Cardinals scored only two runs, but the pitching was strong and they ended up winning 2-1. The Guardians are averaging 5.06 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.78 runs per game. the offense has been good overall this season, but the pitching has been an issue. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Matthew Liberatore who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 3.00. In his last start appearance against the Dodgers he went 1.0 innings giving up one hit and two runs. 

Guardians Betting Preview

The Guardians have been disappointing this season and they sit with a 21-28 record overall. In the last game against the White Sox the offense managed zero runs and that led to the six run defeat. The Guardians are averaging 3.45 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.25 runs per game. On the mound for the Guardians will be Shane Bieber who sits with a 3-3 record and an ERA of 3.38. In his last start against the Mets, he went eight innings giving up seven hits and two runs. 

Cardinals vs Guardians Trends

Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague games. Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague road games. Guardians are 0-4 in their last 4 games following an off day. Guardians are 0-4 in Biebers last 4 starts with 4 days of rest. Cardinals are 1-9 in their last 10 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.

Shane’s Free Pick

Runs are going to be hard to come by in this game. Liberatore sits with an ERA of 3.00 and Bieber sits with an ERA of 3.38. Both teams are going to really struggle to score in this game. The Guardians offense has been an issue all season, and they are going to really struggle to score again here. Back the under. 

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

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