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Miami Marlins vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 6-8-24 Picks

Cleveland Guardians (40-22) vs. Miami Marlins (22-41)
June 8, 2024 7:35 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Marlins +135 / Cleveland Guardians -161; Over/Under: +8.5
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The Cleveland Guardians and Miami Marlins meet Saturday in MLB game 2 action at Nissan Arena. Here’s a Miami Marlins vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction.

Cleveland Guardians Betting Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 40-22 on the year after wins over the Nationals and Royals. The Cleveland Guardians have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their last 5 games. The Cleveland Guardians have lost 3 of their last 4 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Cleveland Guardians with 66 hits and 60 RBI, while Andres Gimenez and Steven Kwan have combined for 114 hits and 45 RBI.

Miami Marlins Betting Preview

The Miami Marlins are 22-41 on the year after loses to the Rangers and Rays. The Miami Marlins have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Miami Marlins have lost 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bryan De La Cruz leads the Miami Marlins with 62 hits and 28 RBI, while Josh Bell and Jazz Chisholm Jr. have combined for 120 hits and 61 RBI.

Cleveland Guardians vs Miami Marlins Pitching Matchup

Ben Lively gets the ball for the Cleveland Guardians, and he is 5-2 with a 2.84 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Lively has allowed 9 hits and 4 runs in his last 12.2 innings. Lively has a 3.67 ERA and .238 allowed batting average in 27 road innings. This will be Lively’s second career game against the Miami Marlins.

Roddery Munoz gets the ball for the Miami Marlins, and he is 1-1 with a 5.17 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Munoz has allowed 12 hits and 9 runs in 15.2 MLB innings. Munoz has allowed 6 homers and walked 7 during those limited frames. This will be Munoz’s first career game against the Cleveland Guardians.

Why the Cleveland Guardians will win

  • The Guardians have won seven of their last eight games against National League opponents following a road loss.
  • The Marlins have lost each of their last five games against American League opponents following a home win.
  • The Guardians have covered the run line in each of their last eight night games against National League opponents following a road loss.
  • The Marlins have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight home games against American League opponents after playing the previous day.

Miami Marlins Player Prop Facts

  • Josh Bell has recorded an RBI in each of the Marlins’ last four night games.
  • Josh Bell has recorded at least one total base in each of the Marlins’ last nine games.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has hit a home run in each of the Marlins’ last two games against AL Central opponents.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one Double in three of the Marlins’ last four games against the Guardians.
  • Josh Bell has recorded at least one hit in each of the Marlins’ last nine games.
  • Tim Anderson has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances with his team as a home underdog against AL Central opponents.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine appearances with the Marlins as underdogs against AL opponents.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Ramirez has hit at least one home run in four of the Guardians’ last seven night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one Double in three of the Guardians’ last four road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Guardians’ last five night games.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last 10 Saturday appearances against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Jose Ramirez has scored at least one run in seven of the Guardians’ last eight road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in each of his last four appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 Saturday appearances against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Jose Ramirez ranks T5th in the league in Home Runs (17) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Miami Marlins rank 30th in the league for doubles this season (82).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 30th in the league for walks this season (137).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 5th in the league for strikeouts against this season (462).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 5th in the league for runs allowed this season (232).

Miami Marlins vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction

I don’t have confidence in the Miami Marlins stringing wins together, and the Guardians are still the second most profitable team for MLB bettors. Only the Yankees have earned more money this season than the Guardians. Also, Roddery Munoz has been awful through 15.2 career innings as he can’t keep the ball in the park, and he has control issues. Ben Lively has an ERA under 3 through 50.2 innings. You could argue the Guardians should be even bigger favorites. Give me the Guardians to win game 2 against the Marlins.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Cleveland Guardians -161

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