Cleveland Guardians vs Boston Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks 4/18/24

Boston Red Sox (9-9) vs Cleveland Guardians (12-5)

Game Info: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)

() () vs Carlos Carrasco (0-1) (3.55)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -115 / Cleveland Guardians -102 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Guardians and Boston Red Sox meet Thursday in MLB game 4 action at Fenway Park. Here’s a Guardians vs Red Sox prediction.

Guardians Betting Preview

The Guardians are 12-6 on the year and will play the Athletics after this series. The Guardians have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Guardians have won 8 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Steven Kwan leads the Guardians with 29 hits and 5 RBI, while Jose Ramirez and Andres Gimenez have combined for 40 hits and 24 RBI. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball for the Guardians, and he is 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 1-4 with a 8.29 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

Red Sox Betting Preview

The Red Sox are 10-9 on the season and will play the Pirates after this series. The Red Sox have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have won 7 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jarren Duran leads the Red Sox with 24 hits and 7 RBI, while Triston Casas and Tyler O’Neill have combined for 32 hits and 17 RBI. Brennan Bernardino gets the ball for the Red Sox, and he is 0-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. Bernardino is 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 5 strikeouts in his career against the Guardians. The Red Sox will meet the Pirates, Guardians, and Cubs after this series

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler O'Neill has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances in day games.
  • Tyler O'Neill has scored at least one run in five of his last six appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Connor Wong has recorded two or more hits in each of his four previous home appearances against the Guardians.
  • Connor Wong has recorded three or more total bases in each of his four previous home appearances against the Guardians.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one Single in each of his four previous home appearances against the Guardians.
  • Tyler O'Neill ranks 1st amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.750) this season.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Guardians' last four road games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Steven Kwan has scored at least one run in 10 of his last 11 appearances in day games against AL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Carlos Carrasco has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last four appearances with the Guardians as road underdogs.
  • Austin Hedges has hit a home run in two of his three previous appearances at Fenway Park against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in each of the Guardians' last eight games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Will Brennan has recorded at least one total base in each of the Guardians' last six road games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Will Brennan has recorded at least one hit in each of the Guardians' last six road games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Steven Kwan ranks 8th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.354) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for ERA this season (2.74).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank T3rd in the league for home runs this season (24).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 29th in the league for walks this season (50).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank T2nd in the league for hits allowed this season (133).

Guardians vs Red Sox prediction

Brennan Bernardino has been sharp through 5.1 innings, but this is a bullpen game for Boston, and I'm not a fan of putting my money on a million pitchers. Carlos Carrasco has settled in these last two games, where he's allowed 6 hits and 2 runs through his last 7.2 innings while striking out 8. The Guardians have also been the more trustworthy team this season up to this point, and the fact we're getting the slightly cheaper price… I have to side with the Guardians on this quick turnaround.

Randy’s Pick Cleveland Guardians -102

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