Cleveland Guardians vs Boston Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks 4/16/24

Boston Red Sox (9-8) vs Cleveland Guardians (11-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Garrett Whitlock (1-0) (1.26) vs Tanner Bibee (1-0) (5.93)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -115 / Cleveland Guardians -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Guardians vs Red Sox prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, April 16th at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Guardians recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Red Sox recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cleveland
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Cleveland and Boston
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Cleveland and Boston

Guardians Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 11-5 this season and they have won two games in a row. Cleveland won game one on Monday afternoon by a score of 6-0, but they lost two out of three to the Yankees over the weekend. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 3.00 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .224 opponent batting average. The Guardians offense has scored 87 runs with a .254 batting average and a .323 on base percentage. Jose Ramirez is batting .247 with three home runs and 13 RBI’s for the Guardians. The projected starting pitcher for Cleveland is Tanner Bibee, who is 1-0 with a 5.93 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP over 13.2 innings pitched this season.

Red Sox Preview

The Boston Red Sox are 9-8 this year and they have won two of their last three games. Boston couldn’t generate much of anything offensively on Monday and they wasted a good start from Crawford. Prior to this series, Boston won two out of three against the Angels. The Boston pitching staff has a 2.68 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a .222 opponent batting average. The Red Sox offense has scored 72 runs with a .226 batting average and a .303 on base percentage. Triston Casas is batting .242 with four home runs and eight RBI’s for the Red Sox. The projected starting pitcher for Boston is Garrett Whitlock, who is 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 14.1 innings pitched this year. 

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Masataka Yoshida has recorded at least one Single in four of the Red Sox's last five night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Tyler O'Neill has scored at least one run in five of his last six appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Tyler O'Neill has hit a home run in four of his last six appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last seven Tuesday appearances against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Trevor Story has recorded at least one hit in seven of his last eight appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Trevor Story has recorded two or more total bases in four of his last five home appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Jarren Duran ranks T4th in the league in Steals (6) this season.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Josh Naylor has hit a home run in each of the Guardians' last three night games.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one RBI in 10 of his last 12 appearances in night games against AL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Guardians' last four night games.
  • Steven Kwan has scored at least one run in each of the Guardians' last seven games against the Red Sox.
  • Will Brennan has recorded at least one hit in each of the Guardians' last eight games as road underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in each of the Guardians' last seven games.
  • Ramon Laureano has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances against the Red Sox.
  • Steven Kwan ranks 8th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.356) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for ERA this season (2.69).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts this season (167).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank T1st in the league for home runs allowed this season (9).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 2nd in the league for hits allowed this season (117).

Guardians vs Red Sox Prediction

Cleveland was able to pick up a shutout victory in game one of this series and they have been red hot to start the year. The Guardians pitching has been strong, but their offense has actually been pretty solid. Boston has struggled to hit the ball at times early in this season, but their pitching staff does have the best team ERA in baseball. The Red Sox are starting Garrett Whitlock, who has allowed two earned runs over 14.1 innings in three starts. The Guardians are going with Tanner Bibee, who has allowed nine earned runs and 17 hits over 13.2 innings in three starts. I don’t like this Boston lineup very much, but I do think Whitlock is pretty solid. Take Boston here. 

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

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