Cleveland Guardians (68-76) vs. San Francisco Giants (73-70)
Cleveland Guardians vs. San Francisco Giants 9/11/2023 – Cleveland Guardians (68-76) and San Francisco Giants (73-70) will meet for an interleague match-up on September 11th 2023 at Oracle Park at 9:45 PM ET and be broadcast live by MLBN. Both squads hope to improve their season standings through this match-up and its outcome could very well mark a turning point in either squad’s season standings.
The Cleveland Guardians should not be underestimated despite their poor record, with a batting average of.249 and 109 home runs already this season showcasing their power at bat. Their on-base percentage stands at just 311 which leaves room for improvement; however, their pitching staff boasts an impressive 3.96 ERA/WHIP combination which should bode well going forward.
The Giants may be slightly ahead in wins-losses, but they face their own unique set of difficulties. Their hitting prowess is evident with an average batting average of.240 and an impressive 157 homers; their pitching (5.04 ERA/1.25 WHIP) may be riskier than that of Guardians but has struck out more batters, signaling potential dominance on the mound. For free latest baseball picks, their performance is concerning.
Cleveland Guardians vs. San Francisco Giants Info
|When:||Monday, September 11, 2023 at 9:45 PM ET|
Gavin Williams (2-5, 3.34 ERA) vs. Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.74 ERA)
Gavin Williams of the Cleveland Guardians enters this game with a 2-5 win-loss record and a 3.34 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 70 innings pitched. Williams’ season has been distinguished by an excellent ability to keep balls within the park; only 7 homers allowed! Additionally, his strikeout-to-walk ratio demonstrates his effective game management despite not recording many wins himself. Williams brings youthful energy and an experienced arm, yet needs improvement when it comes to turning starts into wins for his team.
Veteran Giants pitcher Alex Cobb currently boasts a 7-6 record with an ERA of 3.74 and WHIP of 1.32 over 144.1 innings pitched, amassing 128 strikeouts this season. Unfortunately, homers were more prevalent this time around: 18 total. Home-field advantage could prove especially helpful for him against an aggressive Guardians lineup that poses particular threats.
Comparing Williams and Cobb is difficult as each offers advantages and disadvantages. Williams boasts a lower ERA while Cobb boasts more experience and higher strikeout counts that could potentially make him more lethal in high-stakes situations, although Williams may be less prone to game-altering hits given his lower home run totals. Finally, Cobb enjoys playing at his home stadium where the Giants have performed better, tilting the scales slightly in favor of San Francisco.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco Giants -144, Total Odds: 7.5
Betting odds favor the Giants with a Spread of -1.5 (+149), Moneyline of -144 and Total under 103; on the other hand, Guardians boast an uneven spread with +1.5 (-165), Moneyline of +132 and Total of over 117.
Cleveland Guardians Betting Trends
Cleveland has experienced a difficult stretch lately, with four out of their last five total UNDER performances and an dismal 2-6 record against San Francisco Giants (SU 0-5, Road stats 1-8 against Giants). This record of underperformance should concern every fan and every team playing against San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco has struggled recently, going 3-6 SU in their last 9 games. At home though, they’ve been formidable with 6-1 SU in 7 home games – especially against Cleveland at home where they boast an 8-1 record SU over that span.
Cleveland Guardians vs. San Francisco Giants 9/11/2023 Betting Picks
Statistics, recent trends, and starting pitcher matchups suggest it is likely the Giants will emerge victorious. With home-field advantage and an impressive record against Cleveland, San Francisco appears to be more favorable choice; particularly considering Cobb’s performance at home compared to Williams’ lack of road experience; it seems the odds favor them over Cleveland.
Betters may find value in picking the Giants on the moneyline at -144 or opting for under, given both teams’ recent UNDER trends. But be wary; baseball can often surprise with unexpected outcomes and unexpected upsets; gamble responsibly! For VIP sports picks, these strategies are worth considering.
Free Pick and Prediction: San Francisco Giants 5, Cleveland Guardians 3.