Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 9 (6/9): MLB

Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 9 (6/9): MLB

Credit: photo by  Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Athletics money line +134
Athletics run line +1.5 (-140)
Guardians money line -160
Guardians run line -1.5 (+115)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Oakland Athletics Cleveland Guardians
Record 20-38 26-26
Road / home record 13-14 13-9
Last 10 record 1-9 7-3
Streak L8 W1
Over / under record 25-28-5 26-24-2
Runs / game 3.25 4.59
Runs allowed / game 4.52 4.00

 

Preview

The Oakland Athletics and the Cleveland Guardians meet again to play a 4-game series at the Progressive Field. The Guardians won their last series against the Rangers while the Athletics have lost 3 series in a row.

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 20-38 record and have lost their last 8 games. The team is averaging 3.25 runs per game and allowing 4.52 runs. Elvis Andrus is batting for .240 AVG. Sean Murphy leads with 23 RBI and 5 home runs.

Paul Blackburn leads the team with a 2.62 ERA, 44 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the A's.

Probable Pitcher:  James Kaprielian (0-3, 6.06 ERA)

Kaprielian will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Athletics. Kaprielian allowed 4 runs on 5 hits across 5.1 innings, taking the loss 7-2 against the Red Sox. In his last start against the Guardians he allowed 4 runs in only 2 innings pitched, taking the loss.

Cleveland Guardians

The Guardians get here with a 26-26 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.6 runs per game and allowing 4 runs. Jose Ramirez leads the team batting for .285 avg, 14 home runs and 54 RBI. 

Shane Bieber leads the pitching staff with a 2.91 ERA, 68 strikeouts and 3 wins recorded for the Guardians.

Probable Pitcher:  Konnor Pilkington (1-0, 2.65 ERA)

Pilkington will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Guardians. Pilkington earned the win Wednesday over the Royals, giving up 5 hits and 2 walks with 8 strikeouts in 5 scoreless innings.

BETTING TRENDS

Oakland are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games.

Oakland are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 16 games against Oakland.

Cleveland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Guardians have won their last 3 series and swept the A's earlier in the season. They've also won 5 of their last 6 games at home. The A's have been terrible lately losing 9 of their last 10 games and averaging 3.2 runs per game. Guardians is the play. 

PICK: Guardians -1.5 (+115)

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