Guardians vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/18

Guardians vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/18

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Guardians

The Cleveland Guardians host the Seattle Mariners at Progressive Field, with the Guardians favored to win behind Triston McKenzie's strong season record. Here's why the Guardians are likely to come out on top.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 18, 2024
  • Time: 3:40 PM
  • Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV Coverage: Check local listings
  • Weather: 84°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

Seattle Mariners:

The Mariners hold a record of 43-31, with a 16-19 record on the road. Bryce Miller will start for Seattle, posting a 5-5 record, a 3.48 ERA, and a 0.98 WHIP over 82.2 innings pitched.

Offensively, the Mariners are led by Cal Raleigh and Julio Rodriguez. Raleigh leads the team with 12 home runs, while Rodriguez holds a .268 batting average.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Cal Raleigh (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Julio Rodriguez (.268 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Cal Raleigh (43 RBI)

The Mariners look to continue their winning streak with solid pitching and key offensive contributions.

Cleveland Guardians:

The Guardians boast a strong record of 44-25, including a stellar 21-8 record at home. Triston McKenzie will start for Cleveland, holding a 3-3 record, a 4.10 ERA, and a 1.41 WHIP over 68.0 innings pitched.

Offensively, the Guardians are led by Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes. Ramirez leads the team with 18 home runs and 62 RBI, showcasing his power at the plate.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Jose Ramirez (18 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jose Ramirez (.269 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Jose Ramirez (62 RBI)

The Guardians aim to bounce back with strong pitching and offensive firepower to secure a victory at home.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
SEA (43-31) EVEN o8.5 (+105) -1.5 (+165)
CLE (44-25) -120 u8.5 (-125) +1.5 (-200)

 

Prediction:

The prediction for this game is that the Cleveland Guardians will win the game outright on the Moneyline (-120). Here’s why:

The Guardians have a solid 21-8 record at home and are sending Triston McKenzie to the mound, who has been effective this season despite his 3-3 record. McKenzie's ability to limit opponents coupled with the Guardians' strong offense, led by Jose Ramirez, gives them the edge in this matchup.

While Bryce Miller has been solid for the Mariners, Cleveland's home advantage and McKenzie's pitching are expected to tilt the game in favor of the Guardians. Look for Cleveland to capitalize on their strengths and secure the win at Progressive Field.

Pick: Cleveland Guardians ML (-120)

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