Cleveland Guardians vs Boston Red Sox: Preview & Picks 4/28/2023

Cleveland Guardians vs Boston Red Sox: Preview & Picks 4/28/2023

April 28, 2023



Game Preview


On Friday night, the Cleveland Guardians and the Boston Red Sox will face off in the first game of a three-game series. Both teams have similar records, with the Guardians having won 12 of their 25 games and the Red Sox having won 13 of their 26 games. The Guardians will have Shane Bieber as their starting pitcher, while the Red Sox will have Nick Pivetta on the mound. The Guardians need a win to continue their momentum, having won only three out of their last five games.


The Guardians’ offense has been lackluster, with an average of 3.80 runs per game and a batting average of .231, ranking them 23rd in the league. However, their pitching has been solid, with opponents scoring an average of 4.32 runs per game. In his previous start, Bieber gave up three runs in 5.2 innings resulting in a loss to Miami.


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The Red Sox, on the other hand, have a potent offense, averaging 5.62 runs per game and ranking 11th in the league in batting average with .252. Their pitching, however, has been subpar, allowing an average of 5.31 runs per game. Alex Verdugo leads the team with a .311 batting average, while Rafael Devers has hit nine home runs and has 24 RBI. Christian Arroyo is questionable for the game due to a hamstring injury.


The Red Sox are expected to continue their offensive prowess, especially against right-handed pitchers, as Bieber has struggled in his last three starts, allowing eight runs. Pivetta, on the other hand, has been impressive, allowing only nine runs in his last three starts, making it challenging for the Guardians to score. The Guardians have lost three of their last four road games and four of their last six games.


Cleveland Guardians vs Boston Red Sox Game Information


  • Date: 04/28/2023
  • Time: 07:10 PM ET
  • Location: Fenway Park.
  • How to Watch Guardians vs Red Sox: MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Guardians vs Red Sox Betting Lines


Red Sox are –265 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $37.74. On the other side, Guardians are +215 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $215.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Red Sox at a 72.60% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Guardians have 31.75% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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