Progressive Field showcases an American League battle on Sunday morning in Cleveland. The Cleveland Guardians host the Oakland Athletics in a getaway day clash, with the A’s aiming to tie the four-game series. Oakland won by a 10-5 margin on Saturday after two wins by Cleveland. The A’s are 21-40 in 2022, with the Guardians entering at 28-27 this season.
First pitch is at 11:35 a.m. ET in Cleveland. Caesars Sportsbook lists Cleveland as a -165 favorite on the money line (risk $165 to win $100), while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is eight in the latest Athletics vs. Guardians odds. Before you make any Guardians vs. Athletics picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 52-37 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through nine weeks, returning over $800 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Athletics vs. Guardians, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Guardians vs. Athletics:
- Athletics vs. Guardians money line: Guardians -165, Athletics +145
- Athletics vs. Guardians over-under: 8 runs
- Athletics vs. Guardians run line: Guardians -1.5 (+130)
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- OAK: The Athletics are 14-17 in road games
- CLE: The Guardians are 15-10 in home games
Featured Game | Cleveland Guardians vs. Oakland Athletics
Why you should back the Athletics
Oakland’s run prevention should be strong on Sunday behind the left arm of Cole Irvin. The 28-year-old starting pitcher boasts a 3.00 ERA during the 2022 season, and Irvin has not allowed more than three runs since his first start of the campaign. Irvin has a sparkling 2.29 ERA in the last seven starts, including a six-inning gem earlier this season against Cleveland.
Irvin allowed only one run in that outing, and he has impressive command, issuing only 2.1 walks per nine innings in 2022. Irvin is particularly potent against left-handed batters, allowing only a .620 OPS this season, and Cleveland currently ranks in the bottom five of the American League with only 46 home runs.
Why you should back the Guardians
Cleveland starter Cal Quantrill is a quality option. The 27-year-old former top-10 pick has a 3.56 ERA this season and a 3.62 ERA for his career, issuing less than a walk for every three innings. Quantrill has a sparkling home run rate of only 0.74 per nine innings this season, and he has allowed more than three runs in only one 2022 start. Quantrill has a 2.45 career ERA against Oakland and a 3.24 career ERA in home outings.
Cleveland’s bullpen is also a huge advantage, with the Guardians ranking in the top five of the AL in reliever ERA (2.93) and at the top of the league in strikeout rate (9.78 per nine innings). Oakland’s bullpen ranks in the bottom tier of the AL in most major categories, and the Guardians are also notably superior to the A’s on offense. Oakland lands in the bottom two of the American League in runs scored, home runs, batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, with a bottom-tier walk rate of only 7.4 percent.
How to make Guardians vs. Athletics picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 7.7 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.
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