San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction MLB Picks 7/5/24

Cleveland Guardians (53-31) vs San Francisco Giants (42-45)

Game Info: Friday, July 5, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Tanner Bibee (7-2) (3.47) vs

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -172 / San Francisco Giants +146 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction for this MLB game on Friday, July 5th at Progressive Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Giants form and recent player performance 

-The Guardians recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving San Francisco

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cleveland

-Recent betting trends in games played between San Francisco and Cleveland

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

Guardians Continue to Win

The Guardians continue to win and on Thursday they were able to secure the 8-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Steven Kwan hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. Ben Lively went six innings, giving up six hits and three runs. The Guardians are averaging 4.88 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.85 runs per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 6th. Jose Ramirez has hit 23 home runs and driven in 76 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Guardians will be Tanner Bibee who sits with a 7-2 record and an ERA of 3.47. In his last start against the Kansas City Royals he went six innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Why the Guardians Will Beat the Giants

  • The Guardians have won seven of their last eight home games.
  • The Giants have lost each of their last five night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in 14 of their last 16 games against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Guardians have covered the run line in each of their last three games against the Giants.

Giants Coming Off Key Win

As the Giants are hoping to move closer to the .500 mark, these games become more important. On Thursday, the Giants gave up only two runs, and they ended up winning by two runs. Logan Webb was on the mound to start, and he was good, going seven innings giving up only two runs. The Giants are averaging 4.44 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.77 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 25th. They have a negative run differential of -0.33 which is 21st in the league. Matt Chapman has hit 11 home runs and driven in 40 RBIs so far this season. The Giants will face the Blue Jays following this series.

San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction

The Guardians are going to have no issue here. Bibee sits with a 7-2 record, and he’s going to step up in a big way again here. Bibee in his last start gave up only two runs in six innings. The Giants' offense has been inconsistent, and they are going to really struggle here. The Guardians scored eight runs on Thursday, and they are going to get close to that number here. Back the Guardians on the money line. 

Shane’s Pick Guardians ML

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