Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction MLB Picks 4/21/24

Cleveland Guardians (14-6) vs Oakland Athletics (8-12)

Game Info: Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 1:40 pm (Progressive Field)

Tanner Bibee (1-0) (4.82) vs Ross Stripling (0-4) (5.32)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -179 / Oakland Athletics +151 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Oakland A’s Team Preview

The Oakland A’s come into this one looking to salvage something from the series after a 6-3 loss in Saturday’s matchup. Going into Saturday, Shea Langeliers leads the A’s with 4 home runs and 9 RBIs while Zack Gelof has a team-high 27 strikeouts as well as 3 stolen bases this season. JJ Bleday has a team-high 18 hits with 3 doubles and J.D. Davis and Lawrence Butler also have 3 doubles as well this season. Ross Stripling will get the start for the A’s in this one and is 0-4 with a 5.32 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. The Athletics will face the Yankees following this series.

Oakland Athletics Team Facts

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last six games at Progressive Field.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line each of their last six day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Athletics' last four games as underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • The Athletics have won the first inning in three of their last four games as underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games at Progressive Field against American League opponents that held a winning record.

Cleveland Guardians Team Preview

The Cleveland Guardians come into this game looking to complete the sweep after taking out the A’s on Saturday. Entering Saturday’s action, Steven Kwan leads the Guardians with 30 hits as part of a .349 batting average while Josh Naylor has a team-high 5 home runs along with 14 RBIs. Jose Ramirez has a team-high 17 RBIs along with 3 home runs while Brayan Rocchio has a team-high 6 doubles as well this season. Tanner Bibee will get the start for the Guardians here and is 1-0 with a 4.82 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. The Guardians will take on the Red Sox after this series.

Cleveland Guardians Team Facts

  • The Guardians have won each of their last nine home games against AL West opponents.
  • The Guardians have failed to cover the run line nine of their last 10 day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Guardians have lost the first inning in four of their last five games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Guardians have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four home day games.
  • The Guardians have led after 5 innings in each of their last four games against AL West opponents.

A's vs. Guardians Prediction

I’m on the Guardians here. Bibee hasn’t been the most sure thing when he takes the bump, but the thing is that the Guardians keep finding ways to win with him on the hill. Oakland is back to looking like the Oakland A’s of old, and that involves struggles offensively and an inability to plate runs which isn’t going to play well considering the issues that Ross Stripling’s had for much of the year. I think the Guardians win this one comfortably for the sweep. Give me Cleveland in this one.

Chris’s Pick Cleveland -179

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