Cleveland Guardians vs Boston Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

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

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Tanner Houck (2-1) (2.04) vs Ben Lively (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -132 / Cleveland Guardians +111 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Guardians and Boston Red Sox meet Wednesday in MLB action at Fenway Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Guardians vs Red Sox prediction.

Guardians Betting Preview

The Guardians are 12-5 on the year after wins over the White Sox and Yankees. The Guardians have scored 24 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Guardians are 8-1 in their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Steven Kwan leads the Guardians with 29 hits and 5 RBI, while Andres Gimenez and Jose Ramirez have combined for 39 hits and 24 RBI. Ben Lively gets the ball for the Guardians, and he was 4-7 with a 5.38 ERA and 79 strikeouts last season. Lively is 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA and 8 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

Red Sox Betting Preview

The Red Sox look to get above a .500 record after loses to the Orioles and Angels. The Red Sox have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Red Sox are 8-3 this season when scoring 4 or more runs. Jarren Duran leads the Red Sox with 22 hits and 7 RBI, while Triston Casas and Tyler O’Neill have combined for 32 hits and 17 RBI. Tanner Houck gets the ball for the Red Sox, and he is 2-1 with a 2.04 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Houck is 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Guardians.

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Connor Wong has recorded two or more hits in each of his three previous home appearances against the Guardians.
  • Triston Casas has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six Wednesday appearances.
  • Triston Casas has hit a home run in three of the Red Sox's last four games against AL opponents.
  • Connor Wong has recorded two or more total bases in four of his five previous appearances against the Guardians.
  • Triston Casas has scored at least one run in five of his last six appearances in night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last three appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Josh Naylor has hit a home run in three of the Guardians' last four night games.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Guardians' last four road games against AL East opponents.
  • Steven Kwan has scored at least one run in each of the Guardians' last eight games against the Red Sox.
  • Ramon Laureano has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last four appearances against the Red Sox after playing the previous day.
  • Ramon Laureano has recorded at least one hit in each of his last four appearances against the Red Sox after playing the previous day.
  • Ramon Laureano has recorded a Double in each of his last four appearances against the Red Sox after playing the previous day.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in each of the Guardians' last eight games.
  • Steven Kwan ranks 5th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.372) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Red Sox rank 2nd in the league for ERA this season (2.89).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank T2nd in the league for strikeouts this season (174).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank T2nd in the league for hits allowed this season (128).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 2nd in the league for runs allowed this season (59).

Guardians vs Red Sox prediction

The Guardians are on a roll and with them in the plus money spot, I wouldn't talk you off the ledge if looking to take it. However, Ben Lively hasn't pitched on a big league mound since September, and he's had limited reps to prepare for this game, so who knows what to expect, and I'm sure he's on a pitch count anyway. Tanner Houck has allowed just 4 earned runs through 17.2 innings, and he has 19 strikeouts to go with just 2 walks. This feels like a spot the Red Sox should win under the lights at Fenway. I'll lay the cheap price.

Randy’s Pick Boston Red Sox -132

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