Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 3/31/24

Oakland Athletics (0-3) vs Cleveland Guardians (3-0)

Game Info: Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Paul Blackburn (0-0) (0.00) vs Carlos Carrasco (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics -105 / Cleveland Guardians -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Guardians Betting Preview

The Guardians have a chance at a sweep before taking on the Mariners. The Guardians have scored no less than 6 runs through 3 games, and they’re averaging 8 runs on the season. The Guardians are flexing their muscle early and showing why many considered them the team to beat in the AL Central. Steven Kwan leads the Guardians with 6 hits and 2 RBI, while Andres Gimenez and Jose Ramirez have combined for 9 hits and 8 RBI. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball for the Guardians, and he was 3-8 with a 6.80 ERA and 66 strikeouts last season. Carrasco is 4-2 with a 3.18 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics. The Guardians will play against the Mariners and Twins after this series.

Athletics Betting Preview

The Athletics need a win to prevent a sweep before taking on the Red Sox. The Athletics pitching staff has gotten rocked through 3 games, but the offense has produced a combined 7 runs. It’s been a complete mess for the A’s, and the fan base has completely given up on them for various reasons. JD Davis leads the Athletics with 4 hits and 2 RBI, while JJ Bleday and Nick Allen have combined for 6 hits and 1 RBI. Paul Blackburn gets the ball for the Athletics, and he was 4-7 with a 4.43 ERA and 104 strikeouts last season. Blackburn is 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Guardians. The A’s will face the Red Sox and Tigers following this series.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • J.D. Davis has hit at least one home run in two of his last three home appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ryan Noda has recorded an RBI in three of the Athletics' last four day games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • J.D. Davis has scored at least one run in four of his last five appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Paul Blackburn has recorded five or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • J.D. Davis has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances with his team as a home underdog.
  • J.D. Davis has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances with his team as a home underdog.
  • Esteury Ruiz has recorded at least one Double in three of his four previous home appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ryan Noda has recorded a Single in four of the Athletics' last five games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • J.D. Davis ranks T3rd in the league in Home Runs (2) this season.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Ramirez has hit a home run in five of the Guardians' last 16 day games.
  • Andres Gimenez has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Guardians' last nine road games against the Athletics.
  • Andres Gimenez has scored at least one run in eight of the Guardians' last nine games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Guardians' last eight games against AL West opponents.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 20 appearances with the Guardians as favorites against AL West opponents.
  • Carlos Carrasco has recorded a win in seven of his last eight appearances in day games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded a Double in each of his last four appearances against AL opponents.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in each of his 11 previous appearances against the Athletics after playing the previous day.
  • Andres Gimenez ranks 5th amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.643) this season.

Guardians vs Athletics prediction

The A's are going to win a game or two eventually, but they're in over their head and playing at home won't help them. The Oakland fans have given up on the A's franchise, and the only fans who show up are there to protest. Blackburn is a subpar pitcher at best with a near 5 ERA for his career, and he's coming off a 1.54 WHIP. Carrasco was terrible last year through 90 innings with the Mets, but he's back with Cleveland, the franchise where he found his earlier success. The A's aren't good, and it's being kind. Give me the Guardians for the sweep on Sunday.

Randy’s Pick Cleveland Guardians -105

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