Orioles vs Guardians Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/26

Orioles vs Guardians Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/26

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MLB Preview: Cleveland Guardians vs. Baltimore Orioles

On June 26, 2024, the Cleveland Guardians will face the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. This article provides a comprehensive analysis of the teams' recent performances, pitching matchups, and offensive leaders.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 26, 2024
  • Time: 3:35 PM
  • Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
  • Weather: 89°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

Cleveland Guardians:

The Cleveland Guardians enter this game with a 50-26 record, including a 24-17 record on the road. They are currently leading the American League Central division and are on a six-game winning streak.

Pitching:

Carlos Carrasco will start for the Guardians. Carrasco has a 3-6 record with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 65.0 innings pitched. He has struggled at times this season but has the potential to deliver solid outings.

Recent Performance:

The Guardians have won their last five games, showcasing strong form as they head into this matchup.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Jose Ramirez (20 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jose Ramirez (.276 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Jose Ramirez (69 RBI)

The Guardians have dealt with injuries to players such as Eli Morgan, Franco Aleman, Nic Enright, James Karinchak, and Gavin Williams, but their depth has allowed them to remain competitive.

Baltimore Orioles:

The Baltimore Orioles have a 49-29 record, including a 25-15 record at home. They are currently in second place in the American League East, looking to close the gap with the division leaders.

Pitching:

Grayson Rodriguez will start for the Orioles. Rodriguez has an 8-3 record with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 75.1 innings pitched. He has been a reliable pitcher for the Orioles this season.

Recent Performance:

The Orioles have lost four of their last five games, indicating a recent dip in form.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Gunnar Henderson (24 HR)
  • Batting Average: Adley Rutschman (.302 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Adley Rutschman (53 RBI)

The Orioles have injuries to key players such as Dean Kremer, Danny Coulombe, Nate Webb, Felix Bautista, and Tyler Wells, which may impact their performance.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
CLE (50-26) +145 o9.5 (+115) +1.5 (-135)
BAL (49-29) -170 u9.5 (-135) -1.5 (+115)

Prediction:

Considering the pitching matchups and recent performances of both teams, the pick for this game is the Guardians +1.5. Here’s why:

  • Recent Form: The Guardians have been in excellent form, winning their last five games. This momentum gives them a confidence boost heading into this matchup.
  • Pitching Matchup: While Carlos Carrasco has had his struggles, he is a veteran pitcher capable of delivering strong performances. Grayson Rodriguez has been solid, but the Guardians' offense can put pressure on him.
  • Offensive Production: Jose Ramirez has been a key player for the Guardians, leading the team in home runs, batting average, and RBIs. His presence in the lineup is a significant advantage.
  • Run Line Value: Taking the Guardians at +1.5 provides a cushion in a game that could be closely contested. Given their recent performance, they have a strong chance of keeping the game within one run or winning outright.

Given these factors, betting on the Guardians +1.5 is a strong pick based on their recent form, the potential of their veteran pitcher, and the offensive contributions of key players.

Pick: Guardians +1.5

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