At 4:07 PM ET, the Cleveland Guardians will be taking on the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. The Guardians come into this game with a perfect 3-0 record, while the Athletics are still searching for their first win at 0-3. Carlos Carrasco will be on the mound for the Guardians, while the Athletics will counter with Paul Blackburn.

Looking at the odds, the Guardians are favored in this one with a money line of -122 compared to the Athletics at +102. The over/under line is currently set at 8 runs, with the over paying out at -119 compared to the under at -104.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS CLEVELAND GUARDIANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oakland Athletics Moneyline +102

This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum at 4:07 ET on Sunday, March 31st.

HOW TO BET THE GUARDIANS VS ATHLETICS:

  • We have the Athletics winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • If you’re looking for a run line pick, we also like the Athletics to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

The Cleveland Guardians took care of business in the last game of this series against the Athletics, winning by a score of 12-3. Despite being on the road, the Guardians were the favorite (-137) going into the game. Nick Sandlin got the win for Cleveland, while JP Sears took the loss.

Neither starting pitcher went deep into the game, as Tanner Bibee went just four innings for the Guardians, giving up three earned runs on six hits. As for Sears, he went 3 2/3 innings and gave up five earned runs. Sandlin came in for the Guardians out of the bullpen and didn’t give up a run in his one inning of work.

Offensively, the Guardians had 15 hits, compared to just six for Oakland. Steven Kwan led the way for Cleveland, going 3/5 with a home run and three runs scored. Gabriel Arias also had a two-hit game and scored two runs.

Guardians Records & Stats

Carlos Carrasco is coming off a season in which he made 20 starts and finished with a record of 3-8. His ERA for the year was 6.80, and he made three quality starts. Carrasco’s WHIP for the season was 1.70, and he gave up a total of 18 home runs. Opponents hit .297 against him, and his FIP for the season was 5.85. Carrasco’s strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 1.7, and he averaged 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

For the Guardians, we have José Ramírez projected to have the 2nd most hits on the team and his home run projection is the best on the team and 11th best in the league today. Bo Naylor is 8th on the team in terms of total hits, but his home run projection is 13th best in the league. Steven Kwan has the best total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 20th in the league today.

Athletics Records & Stats

Paul Blackburn is coming off a season in which he made 20 starts and finished with a record of 4-7. His ERA for the season was 4.43, and he made six quality starts. In terms of strikeouts, Blackburn averaged 9.03 per nine innings and finished the season with a strikeouts-to-walk ratio of 2.4. Overall, he allowed 11 home runs and finished the season with a batting average against of .284.

For the Athletics, Zack Gelof is projected to have the most hits on the team and has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run for the team and 8th best in the league today. Brent Rooker is the favorite to hit a home run for the Athletics and his home run projection is 7th best in the league today. Ryan Noda is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits and has the 13th best odds to hit a home run in today’s slate of games.