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Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals Prediction 5-31-24 Picks

Washington Nationals (25-29) vs. Cleveland Guardians (37-19)
May 31, 2024 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Guardians -204 / Washington Nationals +170; Over/Under: +7.5
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The Washington Nationals and Cleveland Guardians meet Friday in MLB game 1 action at Progressive Field. Here’s a Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals Prediction.

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Washington Nationals are 26-29 on the year after wins over the Mariners and Braves. The Washington Nationals have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Washington Nationals have lost 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. CJ Abrams leads the Washington Nationals with 54 hits and 26 RBI, while Joey Meneses and Luis Garcia Jr. have combined for 88 hits and 52 RBI.

Cleveland Guardians Betting Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 37-19 on the year after wins over the Angels and Rockies. The Cleveland Guardians have scored 23 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 straight games. The Cleveland Guardians have won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Cleveland Guardians with 60 hits and 56 RBI, while Andres Gimenez and Steven Kwan have combined for 104 hits and 44 RBI.

Washington Nationals vs Cleveland Guardians Pitching Matchup

Patrick Corbin gets the ball for the Washington Nationals, and he is 1-5 with a 6.12 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Corbin has allowed 32 hits and 17 earned runs in his last 28.2 innings. Corbin has a 6.68 ERA and .366 allowed batting average in 31 road innings. Corbin is 1-0 with a 4.41 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Cleveland Guardians.

Tanner Bibee gets the ball for the Cleveland Guardians, and he is 3-1 with a 3.99 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Bibee has allowed 26 hits and 14 runs in his last 27.1 innings. Bibee has allowed 6.23 ERA and .277 allowed abetting average in 26 home innings. This will be Bibee’s first career game against the Washington Nationals.

Why the Cleveland Guardians will win

  • The Nationals have lost each of their last 12 night games against American League opponents following a road win.
  • The Guardians have won each of their last seven games at Progressive Field.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 12 night games against American League opponents following a road win.
  • The Guardians have covered the run line in each of their last seven night games against National League opponents following a road loss.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four road games against American League opponents.
  • The Guardians have won the first inning in each of their last three games against National League opponents.
  • The Guardians have led after 5 innings in each of their last four night games against NL East opponents that held a losing record.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Ramirez has hit at least one home run in four of the Guardians’ last five night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one Double in each of the Guardians’ last five games against NL opponents.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Guardians’ last eight games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Ramirez has scored at least one run in each of the Guardians’ last 10 games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Andres Gimenez has recorded at least one Single in nine of his last 10 home appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 Friday appearances against teams that held a losing record.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 Friday appearances.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Eddie Rosario has hit at least one home run in two of his last three appearances with his team as a road underdog against the Guardians.
  • Eddie Rosario has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances with his team as a road underdog against AL Central opponents.
  • Eddie Rosario has scored at least one run in five of the Nationals’ last six night games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Patrick Corbin has recorded four or more strikeouts in eight of his last 10 appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one hit in each of his 10 previous appearances with the Nationals as underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • Joey Meneses has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Nationals’ last four night games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Joey Meneses has recorded at least one Single in five of his last six appearances in night games against teams that held a winning record.

Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals Prediction

The Washington Nationals continue to find ways and cash tickets for bettors in the underdog role. The problem is Patrick Corbin is on the mound, and he’s been one of the worst pitchers in baseball the last few seasons. I’ve been fading Corbin blindly over the last couple of seasons and its paid off. That doesn’t change here with the Guardians at home. The Guardians are the most profitable team for MLB bettors. Give me the Guardians and the RL for max betting value. I want nothing to do with Corbin.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Cleveland Guardians -1.5

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