Guardians Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 9, 2022

Written By Staff on June 9, 2022

The Oakland Athletics (19-38) bring an eight-game losing streak into a home contest against the Cleveland Guardians (26-26) on Thursday at 7:10 PM ET. Konnor Pilkington starts for Cleveland (-185 to win) while Oakland (+157) will counter with James Kaprielian.

The betting trends in this article are based off odds valid as of June 9, 2022 at 11:25 AM ET.

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Guardians vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Pilkington (CLE) Pitcher Kaprielian (OAK)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 3
17.0 IP 32.2
2.65 ERA 6.06
1.588 WHIP 1.347
12.2 K/9 6.1
5.3 BB/9 3.6

Guardians Probable Starter Konnor Pilkington

  • Pilkington (1-0) gets the starting nod for the Guardians in his fourth start of the season. He’s put together a 2.65 ERA in 17 innings pitched, with 23 strikeouts.
  • His most recent appearance came on Wednesday, June 1 against the Kansas City Royals, when the left-hander went 5 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing five hits.
  • In six games this season, the 24-year-old has put up a 2.65 ERA and 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .246 to opposing batters.
  • He will face an Athletics offense that is batting .210 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .320 (30th in MLB) with 34 total home runs (29th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 9, 2022 at 11:25 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Probable Starter James Kaprielian

  • The Athletics’ Kaprielian (0-3) will make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Boston Red Sox, giving up four earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 6.06, a 1.692 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.347.
  • None of Kaprielian’s seven starts this season have met the criteria for a quality start.
  • The Guardians are batting .246 this season, 10th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .384 (18th in the league) with 43 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 9, 2022 at 11:25 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have a 15-8 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 65.2% of those games).
  • Cleveland has played as a moneyline favorite of -185 or shorter in only one game this season, which they lost.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Guardians a 64.9% chance to win.
  • Cleveland has combined with opponents to go over the total 26 times this season for a 26-24-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Guardians have collected a 28-24-0 record against the spread this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have entered the game as underdogs 47 times this season and won 16, or 34%, of those games.
  • Oakland has entered 19 games this season as the underdog by +157 or more and is 6-13 in those contests.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 38.9% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 26 of their 58 games with a total this season.
  • The Athletics are 26-32-0 ATS in their 58 games with a spread this season.

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez has an on-base percentage of .388, a slugging percentage of .611, and has 55 hits, all club-highs for the Guardians. He’s hitting .285 with 13 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs and 32 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB, Ramirez ranks 29th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage, and fourth in slugging.
  • Myles Straw has nine doubles, a triple and 30 walks while batting .228.
  • Straw currently ranks 117th in batting average, 69th in on base percentage, and 159th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Andres Gimenez is batting .310 with nine doubles, two triples, seven home runs and five walks.
  • Owen Miller is batting .262 with 14 doubles, four home runs and 15 walks.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Myles Straw 193 .228 38 0 7 .329 .614
José Ramírez 193 .285 34 14 54 .388 .999
Amed Rosario 192 .250 22 0 12 .287 .594
Owen Miller 164 .262 29 4 26 .324 .745
Andrés Giménez 145 .310 20 7 31 .340 .885
Steven Kwan 140 .257 21 1 15 .355 .712
Josh Naylor 122 .279 16 6 29 .341 .825
Austin Hedges 115 .165 10 4 12 .226 .504
Oscar Mercado 102 .206 14 4 15 .234 .626
Ernie Clement 77 .221 9 0 4 .277 .537

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Elvis Andrus leads Oakland in slugging percentage (.371) thanks to 17 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Andrus’ batting average ranks 103rd, his on-base percentage ranks 115th, and he is 122nd in slugging percentatge.
  • Sean Murphy has collected 38 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .276.
  • Murphy ranks 154th in batting average, 144th in on-base percentage and 124th in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Tony Kemp leads the Athletics with an OPS of .590. He has a slash line of .233/.312/.278 this season.
  • Seth Brown has 34 hits, which leads Oakland hitters this season, while batting .207 with 17 extra-base hits.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 188 .202 21 5 23 .276 .643
Tony Kemp 180 .233 18 1 9 .312 .590
Elvis Andrus 175 .240 21 3 11 .304 .675
Cristian Pache 166 .163 13 2 12 .210 .439
Seth Brown 164 .207 15 5 23 .276 .660
Chad Pinder 148 .243 14 5 15 .276 .675
Kevin Smith 133 .188 9 2 13 .214 .530
Jed Lowrie 130 .215 14 3 16 .288 .603
Christian Bethancourt 102 .225 15 1 10 .275 .599
Ramón Laureano 97 .268 14 1 7 .355 .726

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