Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals 4-14-23 Analysis, Odds and Best Picks

Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals 4/14/23 – The Cleveland Guardians will return to Washington D.C. this weekend for another three-game weekend series against the Nationals. Both teams, the Guardians and Nationals, have had negative run differentials so far; however, the Guardians boast a winning record leading into this series. Cal Quantrill will face Trevor Williams for game one’s pitching matchup. The Cleveland Guardians were the best MLB bet today to beat the Nationals in this game.

Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals

Date & Time: Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET

Location: Nationals Park Washington, D.C.

TV: MASN

Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals 4/14/23 Betting Odds

Guardians

Moneyline: -134

Spread: -1.5 (+125)

Total: 9 over (-105)

Nationals

Moneyline: +124

Spread: +1.5 (-145)

Total: 9 under (-115)

Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals Analysis

Cleveland Guardians are scoring an average of 4.5 runs per contest, placing them 18th in Major League Baseball. They have amassed 58 runs while maintaining an on-base percentage of 0.327 and have amassed 26 two-baggers as a collective unit; six out-of-the-park hits and 52 RBI’s with an average at the plate sits at 0.235. Cleveland is currently hitting 0.345 and have struck out 101 times, taking walks on 63 occasions. The Guardians currently boast a 4.16 earned run average, and have struck out 112 batters this season, boasting an outstanding strikeout to walk ratio of 2.95. Additionally, their pitching staff boasts a collective WHIP of 1.19 while giving up 11 long balls and 62 runs pitched by their pitchers; these figures combined give the Guardians an FIP score of 3.77 for this year. The Guardians have converted 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,095 innings played this season, ranking them eighth among pro baseball clubs. So far they have collected 365 putouts along with 119 assists and 7 errors; their fielding percentage stands at 0.986; they’ve even completed 10 double plays.

The Washington Nationals have posted an OBP of 0.324 and team batting average of 0.253 this season, scoring 110 hits over the course of 87 plays with 5 long balls for 46 RBI’s. Their SLG% of 0.336 puts them on track to earn 3.69 runs per game while hitting 17 two-baggers while taking 43 walks and scoring 48 times overall. The Washington Nationals currently boast a team WHIP of 1.416 and an FIP of 5.27 for a year. Their strikeout to walk ratio currently sits at 2.05. Currently ranked 26th in MLB for total hits allowed 116, 19 homers allowed, 5.26 runs per nine innings allowed, as well as giving up 66 runs with an ERA of 4.94 overall. Nationals defense has posted a 69.2% defensive efficiency score over 1,017 innings of play this season. Washington Nationals have made 15 double plays and boast an excellent fielding rate of 0.983; also, they’ve recorded 133 assists, 8 errors, and earned 339 putouts this year.

Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals Against the Spread

Cleveland are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games. Cleveland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Washington. Cleveland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road. Cleveland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games against an opponent in the National League.

Washington are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against Cleveland. Washington are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home. Washington are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against an opponent in the American League Central Division division.

Cleveland Guardians vs Washington Nationals Free Pick

The Nationals rank last among all MLB teams for home runs this season and only have a win at home to show for it, five losses being their total record thus far. Meanwhile, The Guardians rank 29th but excel at playing small-ball; advancing runners, stealing bases, and timely hitting; according to MLB betting analysts this game should feature one or more opportunities from them in late innings.

Free Pick: Cleveland Guardians -1.5 (+125)