Cleveland Guardians vs Atlanta Braves Prediction MLB Picks 4/26/24

Atlanta Braves (17-6) vs Cleveland Guardians (17-7)

Game Info: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Chris Sale (2-1) (4.38) vs Logan Allen (3-0) (5.06)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -213 / Cleveland Guardians +177 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Guardians and Atlanta Braves meet Friday in MLB game 1 action at Truist Park. Here’s a Cleveland Guardians vs Atlanta Braves prediction.

Cleveland Guardians Betting Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 18-7 on the season after wins over the Athletics and Red Sox. The Cleveland Guardians have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Cleveland Guardians have won 9 straight games when scoring at least 1 run. Steven Kwan leads the Cleveland Guardians with 36 hits and 7 RBI, while Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor have combined for 53 hits and 43 RBI.

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Atlanta Braves are 17-6 on the season after wins over the Rangers and Marlins. The Atlanta Braves have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 9 games. The Atlanta Braves have won 9 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Michael Harris II leads the Atlanta Braves with 32 hits and 12 RBI, while Marcell Ozuna and Orlando Arcia have combined for 57 hits and 37 RBI.

Cleveland Guardians vs Atlanta Braves Pitching Matchup

Logan Allen gets the ball for the Cleveland Guardians, and he is 3-0 with a 5.06 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Allen has had his issues through 26.2 innings, and that includes allowing 4 homers in his last 11 innings. The one positive is Allen has been his best on the road through 11.2 innings, where he has a 2.31 ERA. This will be Allen’s first career game against the Atlanta Braves.

Chris Sale gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves, and he is 2-1 with a 4.38 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Sale has also been hit or miss through 24.2 innings, but he has produced at least 6 strikeouts in all 4 of his starts. Sale has a 3.65 ERA and .200 allowed batting average in 12.1 innings at home this season. Sale is 6-8 with a 4.60 ERA and 153 strikeouts in his career against the Cleveland Guardians.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Chris Sale has recorded seven or more strikeouts in 16 of his last 18 appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 17 home appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Ozzie Albies has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded a Double in three of his last four home appearances.
  • Michael Harris has recorded at least one Single in each of the Braves' last nine Friday games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 17 home appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has hit a home run in each of the Braves' last three games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Travis d'Arnaud has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Braves' last four home games against opponents that held a winning record.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Ramirez has hit a home run in each of the Guardians' last two road games against NL East opponents.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Guardians' last four road games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Naylor has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances with the Guardians as road underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last four appearances.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one hit in each of the Guardians' last 10 games as road underdogs.
  • Will Brennan has recorded a Double in three of the Guardians' last four games.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded a Single in each of the Guardians' last 10 Friday games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Logan Allen ranks T6th in the league for Wins (3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Atlanta Braves rank 1st in the league for doubles this season (59).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank 1st in the league for batting average this season (.283).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 2nd in the league for runs allowed this season (85).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 3rd in the league for strikeouts this season (241).

Cleveland Guardians vs Atlanta Braves prediction

The Atlanta Braves should get the benefit of the doubt at home, and there is a bigger trust factor with Sale over Allen. Sale is missing batters miss, and we know what he's capable of when he's on. Allen has been a wreck through 26.2 innings, and the Braves' lineup isn't one you figure things out against. With all that said, we're getting almost two times our money with the Guardians, a team that continues to find ways to win. I don't care what the pitching matchup looks like. I'm going to take plus money with teams that wins games. Give me the Guardians and the far more favorable price.

Randy’s Pick Cleveland Guardians +177

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