San Francisco Giants vs. Cleveland Guardians Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/17/2022

by | Apr 17, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (6-2) will put their four-game win streak to the test when they visit the Cleveland Guardians (4-4) Sunday at 1:40 PM ET. Oddsmakers consider the Giants -130 favorites to extend their streak, while the Guardians are +109 underdogs looking for the upset. Alex Wood starts for San Francisco while Aaron Civale is Cleveland’s starter for the contest.

San Francisco Giants vs. Cleveland Guardians: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Giants vs Guardians Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Giants -130 +109 7.5 -116 -104 -1.5 +133 -156

Computer Predictions for Giants vs. Guardians

Our computer pick: Cleveland Guardians (+109) and Under (7.5)

Giants vs. Guardians Game Info

  • San Francisco Giants probable starting pitcher: Alex Wood
  • Cleveland Guardians probable starting pitcher: Aaron Civale
  • Game Day: Sunday, April 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Stadium: Progressive Field

San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Guardians Pitching Matchup

Wood Civale
1 GS 1
0-0 W-L 0-0
4.15 ERA 5.40
4.1 IP 3.1
1 BB 3
6 SO 3

Giants Starter Alex Wood

  • The Giants will look to Wood (0-0) in his second start of the season.
  • His last appearance came on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres, when the left-hander tossed 4 1/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • In one games this season, he has a 4.15 ERA and 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings, while opponents are hitting .278 against him.
  • He will face a Guardians offense that ranks first in the league with 48 runs while batting .281 as a unit. It has a collective .472 slugging percentage (first in MLB play) and has hit a total of nine home runs (seventh in MLB).

Guardians Starter Aaron Civale

  • The Guardians will send Civale to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Monday, when he threw 3 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while allowing four hits against the Kansas City Royals.
  • He has an ERA of 5.40, a 1 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 2.100 in one games this season.
  • The Giants rank 12th in MLB with 35 runs scored this season. They have a .227 batting average this campaign with nine home runs (seventh in the league).

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Giants have been favored seven times and won five of those games.
  • San Francisco is 2-2 this season when entering a game favored by -130 or more on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Giants have a 56.5% chance to win.
  • Games involving San Francisco have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in two of eight chances this season.
  • The Giants are 3-5-0 against the spread this season.

Guardians Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Guardians were victorious in 38, or 41.8%, of the 91 contests they were chosen as underdogs in last season.
  • Cleveland had a win-loss record of 25-38 when favored by +109 or worse by sportsbooks last year.
  • The Guardians have an implied victory probability of 47.8% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Cleveland and its opponents went over in 82 of their 157 games with a total set by sportsbooks last season.
  • The Guardians went 58-53-0 against the spread in their 111 games that had a posted line last season.

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Not only does Brandon Belt lead the Giants in hitting with his .375 average, he also paces the squad with two home runs and five RBI.
  • Belt’s home runs put him 19th in MLB, and he is 43rd in RBI.
  • Belt takes a hitting streak of two games into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .350 with a double, a home run, four walks and four RBI.
  • Thairo Estrada is batting .207 with a double, a home run and a walk.
  • Estrada ranks 55th in homers and 66th in RBI in the majors.
  • Wilmer Flores is hitting .231 with two doubles, a home run and a walk.
  • Flores is on a two-game hitting streak entering this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .278 with a double, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
  • Joey Bart’s two home runs are a team-high mark.
Brandon Crawford 138 .298 .373 .522 24 90 144
Mike Yastrzemski 139 .224 .311 .457 25 71 105
Wilmer Flores 139 .262 .335 .447 18 53 102
Brandon Belt 97 .274 .378 .597 29 59 89
Joc Pederson 137 .238 .310 .422 18 61 102

Guardians Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jose Ramirez put up 36 home runs and had 103 runs batted in last season.
  • Myles Straw had 29 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 67 walks while hitting .271.
  • Amed Rosario accumulated 155 hits with a batting average of .282 last season.
  • Franmil Reyes had 18 doubles, two triples, 30 home runs and 43 walks while batting .254.
José Ramírez 8 .484 .528 .968 3 15 15
Owen Miller 8 .560 .586 1.080 2 7 14
Steven Kwan 8 .385 .541 .538 0 5 10
Myles Straw 8 .333 .450 .455 0 1 11
Oscar Mercado 8 .172 .172 .586 3 9 5

Betting Tips for Giants vs. Guardians

We have the Guardians on the moneyline at +109 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer picks see the scoring going under the total of 7.5 runs.

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