Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 3/29/24

Oakland Athletics (0-0) vs Cleveland Guardians (0-0)

Game Info: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Ross Stripling (0-0) (0.00) vs Logan Allen (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +115 / Cleveland Guardians -125 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Guardians and the Oakland A’s meet Friday in MLB action from the Oakland Coliseum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cleveland Guardians vs. Oakland A’s prediction.

Cleveland Guardians Team Preview

The Cleveland Guardians come into this one looking to build on an 8-0 opening day win over Oakland last time out. Brayan Rocchio led the Guardians with two RBIs with a double while Jose Ramirez had a triple and an RBI. Tyler Freeman and David Fry each had a multi-hit game with a double and an RBI while Andres Gimenez and Austin Hedges each had a base hit and an RBI. Josh Naylor added a double while Steven Kwan had a base knock of his own to round out the offense for Cleveland in the win. Shane Bieber got the win after throwing six innings of four-hit shutout baseball with 11 strikeouts. Logan Allen will get the start here and is 7-8 with a 3.81 ERA and 119 strikeouts last season. After this series, the Guardians will meet the Mariners, Twins, White Sox, and Yankees.

Cleveland Guardians Team Facts

  • The Guardians have lost each of their last six games as road favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The Guardians have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 10 night games against AL West opponents following a win.
  • The Guardians have led after 3 innings in each of their last four night games.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Guardians' last six games as favorites.
  • The Guardians have trailed after 5 innings in three of their last four games as favorites against AL West opponents.

Oakland A’s Team Preview

The Oakland A’s come into this one looking to bounce back after their beatdown loss at the hands of Cleveland last time out. JJ Bleday led the A’s by going 2 for 4 with a double while J.D. Davis and Nick Allen each had a base hit as well to make up the four base hits for Oakland in the losing effort with the rest of Oakland’s lineup batting 0 for 20 with 9 strikeouts. Alex Wood took the loss on the mound after allowing six runs on seven hits with three strikeouts over just 3.1 innings of work. Ross Stripling will get the start here and was 0-5 with a 5.36 ERA and 70 strikeouts last season. The Athletics will face the Red Sox following this series.

Oakland Athletics Team Facts

  • The Athletics have lost eight of their last nine home games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line in seven of their last eight night games against the Guardians following a home loss.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last six games between the Guardians and Athletics.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last six home night games.

Guardians vs. A’s Prediction

I’m on the Guardians here. I’m sure at some point we will be able to find value with the A’s as a home underdog, but it doesn’t feel like it right now and the Guardians are still heads and shoulders the better team in this matchup. Oakland’s already looking like they’re in midseason form, struggling to put together offense and Ross Stripling likely isn’t the answer on the bump. Give me the Guardians here.

Chris’s Pick Cleveland -125

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