Guardians vs Braves Prediction MLB Experts Picks 7/5

Guardians vs Braves Prediction MLB Experts Picks 7/5

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MLB Predictions: Braves vs. Guardians 

Introduction

The Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Guardians are set to face off in an exciting MLB matchup on July 5, 2023. As the Braves continue their impressive season, the Guardians are determined to defend their home turf. In this preview, we will analyze the pitching performances, examine the hitting statistics, and provide a prediction for the game's outcome. 

 

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves have been a dominant force this season, boasting a remarkable 57-27 record. Their powerful offense, led by Matt Olson and Ronald Acuna Jr., has propelled them to the top of the National League East standings. With an average of 5.4 runs per game, the Braves are capable of generating significant scoring opportunities.

The Braves will send Michael Soroka (1-1, 6.89 ERA) to the mound. Soroka's recent performances have shown vulnerability, which opens up the possibility for the Guardians to score runs.

Injury Report

The Braves have a few players on the injury list, including Dylan Lee and Jesse Chavez. However, their depth and strong lineup should help compensate for these absences.

 

Cleveland Guardians

The Cleveland Guardians enter this game with a 41-43 record. While their season has been inconsistent, they have displayed resilience in recent matchups. Led by Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor, the Guardians have the potential to put runs on the board.

Cal Quantrill (2-5, 6.18 ERA) is expected to start for the Guardians. Quantrill's struggles on the mound could provide ample opportunities for the Braves to score runs.

Injury Report

The Guardians have a few players listed on the injury report, including Caleb Baragar, Alexfri Planez, Peyton Battenfield, Triston McKenzie, and Josh Naylor. The team will need to rely on their depth and the performance of their remaining players to compete against the formidable Braves lineup.

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive firepower of both teams and the starting pitchers' recent struggles, we believe that the over of 9.5 runs is the best bet for this game. The Braves' potent lineup, combined with the Guardians' ability to generate runs, suggests a high-scoring affair. Additionally, the pitching matchups favor the hitters, increasing the likelihood of multiple runs being scored. Both pitchers have ERA's above 6.00 which suggest both lineups will be able to hit on this game.

It is essential to note that weather conditions and late lineup changes can affect the final outcome of the game. Stay updated with the latest news and information before placing your bets.

Don't miss the action as the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Guardians clash in what promises to be an exciting matchup. Tune in to witness an offensive showdown and potentially profitable betting opportunities.

 

Pick: Over 9.5 runs

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