Today’s MLB PickS: A’s vs. Guardians 6/12/22

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Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Sunday June 12th, 11:35 ET
Location: Progressive Field
TV: Peacock
Money Line: Athletics +134 / Guardians -160
Total Line: 8.0
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Oakland: Cole Irvin (2-2, 2.82)
Cleveland: Cal Quantrill (3-3, 3.56)

Athletics Projected Lineup

Sean Murphy C
Matt Davidson 1B
Chad Pinder LF
Ramón Laureano RF
Seth Brown 1B
Cristian Pache CF
Jed Lowrie 2B
Tony Kemp 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Cole Irvin P

Guardians Projected Lineup

Andrés Giménez 2B
Oscar Mercado RF
Oscar Gonzalez RF
Ernie Clement 2B
Austin Hedges C
José Ramírez 3B
Owen Miller 1B
Myles Straw CF
Amed Rosario SS
Cal Quantrill P


Oakland Athletics: 21-40-0 SU / OU 26-29-6 / Run Line W/L 29-32-0
Cleveland Guardians: 28-27-0 SU / OU 28-25-2 / Run Line W/L 29-26-0

The Cleveland Guardians host the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, June 12th at Progressive Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 11:35 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Cleveland as the favorite (-160), with an OU line set at 8.0.

Recent Form

In Oakland’s last game vs. the Guardians, the Athletics came away with a 10-5 win. The Guardians came up with 9 hits leading to 5 runs against Oakland’s pitchers. The Athletics benefited from an offense that generated 10 runs on 13 hits. Oakland picked up the win, despite getting 113.0 on the moneyline. This game went over the posted over-under line of 7.5 runs. Even with this game going over the total, Oakland still has an over-under record of just 26-29-6.

After their 5 most recent games, the Athletics have gone just 1-4. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -12. Compared to their overall average of 3.33 runs per game, the team’s offense is playing well. Over their last 5 contests, they have bumped this figure up to 4.0. Oakland’s overall series record is just 4-14-1.

Cleveland will look to move on from a 5-run loss to Athletics, falling by the score of 10-5. On their way to giving up 10 runs, the Guardians staff allowed 13 hits. In the loss, the Guardians’ offense still came up with 9 hits and 5 runs. Cleveland dropped the game despite being favored at -123.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 27 games, winning at a rate of 67.0%. The Guardians and Athletics went over the run total line set at 7.5 runs. Overall, the team has gone over the betting line in over half of their games, going 28-25-2.

In their last 5 games, the Guardians have put together a record of 3-2. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of +1 (last 5). Cleveland has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 4.6 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.62. On the season, Cleveland has won more than half of their series, going 8-7-4.

Pitching Matchup

The Oakland Athletics will send Cole Irvin to the mound with an overall record of 2-2. Currently, Irvin has an ERA of just 2.82 while pitching an average of 5.67 innings per outing. Across his previous starts, opposing team’s have put together a batting average of 0.263. Home runs have been an issue for Irvin, as he is allowing an average of 1.24 per 9 innings pitched. Irvin is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 3.78 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 16.0%. Throughout the season, Irvin has avoided walking batters, allowing just 2.12 per contest.

Cal Quantrill gets the start for the Guardians, with an overall record of 3-3. So far, Quantrill has put together an ERA of 3.56. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 6.02 innings. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.245. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Quantrill, as he is allowing just 0.75 per 9 innings. Up to this point, Quantrill has a strikeout percentage of just 15.0% and a per game average of 3.6. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 2.97 walks per outing.

Oakland vs Cleveland History

Today’s matchup between the Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Guardians will be their 7th meeting of the season. Currently, Cleveland is winning the season series 5-1. The over-under record in this series sits at 4-2. The average run total in these games is 8.83 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 2.83 runs. Last season, Oakland picked up the series win, 4 games to 2. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 2-4, with the average run total being 8.83 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 4.17 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • Oakland is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
  • Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Guardians Prediction

Heading into Sunday’s matchup between Oakland and Cleveland, the Guardians are the favorite to pick up the win. Look for Cal Quantrill to have a strong performance on the mound, helping Cleveland come away with the victory. I like the Guardians to cover the runline.

Free MLB Pick: Guardians -1.5 Runline

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