Cleveland Guardians vs Atlanta Braves Prediction MLB Picks 4/28/24

Atlanta Braves (18-6) vs Cleveland Guardians (18-8)

Game Info: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 1:35 pm (Truist Park)

Bryce Elder (1-0) (0.00) vs Ben Lively (0-1) (2.38)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -172 / Cleveland Guardians +146 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article we will formulate a Cleveland Guardians vs Atlanta Braves Prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, April 28th at Truit Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Guardians recent form and recent player performance 

-The Braves recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cleveland

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Atlanta

-Recent betting trends in games played between Cleveland and Atlanta

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Guardians and Braves. 

Guardians Have Impressed This Season

The Gaurdians come into this game with a 19-8 record and they picked up another win on Saturday. The Guardians' pitching gave up only two runs and that was enough for the victory. Josh Naylor had a strong game finishing with two hits and an RBI. The Guardians are averaging 5.23 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.5 runs per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league while the pitching is ranked 3rd. They have a run differential of 1.73 which is 3rd best in the league. 

Lively Has Looked Good 

Getting the start for the Guardians will be Ben Lively and he sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 2.38. In his last start against the Boston Red Sox, he went 6.1 innings giving up five hits and one run. He has given up a home run in each of the two starts this season. 

Braves Look to Bounce Back

The Braves are looking to bounce back after the offense struggled on Saturday. The offense only managed two runs, and they need to be better here. Charlie Morton went seven innings giving up zero runs, but the bullpen blew it. The Braves are averaging 5.96 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.96 runs per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league while the defense is ranked 9th. The Braves run differential, batting average, and hits per game is all first in baseball. Marcell Ozuna is having a strong season for the Braves hitting nine home runs and driving in 31 RBIs. Getting the start for the Braves will be Bryce Elder who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 0.00. Against the Marlins he went 6.2 innings giving up eight hits and zero runs. 

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Marcell Ozuna has hit a home run in each of the Braves' last two day games.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last six appearances at Truist Park.
  • Austin Riley has scored at least one run in each of the Braves' last seven day games.
  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one hit in each of the Braves' last eight day games.
  • Orlando Arcia has recorded at least one Single in each of the Braves' last five games against the Guardians.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded a Double in each of his last four home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Adam Duvall has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last seven Sunday day appearances with his team as a favorite.
  • Marcell Ozuna ranks 1st amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.698) this season.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one total base in each of the Guardians' last 12 games as road underdogs.
  • Will Brennan has hit a home run in each of his last three appearances in day games.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one hit in each of the Guardians' last 12 games as road underdogs.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Guardians' last four day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Steven Kwan has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Atlanta Braves rank 1st in the league for doubles this season (66).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank 1st in the league for batting average this season (.278).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts this season (261).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank T3rd in the league for doubles this season (50).

Cleveland Guardians vs Atlanta Braves Prediction

Bryce Elder sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 0.00 but he gave up eight hits in his last start and he got lucky to not give up a run. Ben Lively has been dominant so far this season and he’s going to find success again here. The Braves only scored two runs on Saturday and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Guardians are going to cruise to the victory. Pick the Guardians on the money line. 

Shane’s Pick Guardians ML

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