Predictions for Guardians vs. Nationals: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – June 1

Saturday’s contest features the Cleveland Guardians (38-19) and the Washington Nationals (26-30) squaring off at Progressive Field (on June 1) at 4:10 PM. This matchup, according to our computer prediction, will result in a 4-3 victory for the Guardians.

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Guardians vs. Nationals Matchup Info

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Guardians vs. Nationals Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Guardians 4, Nationals 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 7.5 runs

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Guardians vs. Nationals Betting Lines

Guardians vs Nationals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Guardians -143 +120 7.5 -115 -105

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Guardians Betting Insights

  • Cleveland has been the favorite in 37 games this season, and has come away with the win 26 times (70.3%) in those contests.
  • This season, the Guardians have been victorious nine times in 15 chances when named as a favorite of at least -143 or better on the moneyline.
  • Cleveland’s games have gone over the total in 29 of 57 opportunities.
  • The Guardians had a 9-2 record across the 11 games they were a moneyline favorite in their past 15 matchups.
  • Over its past 15 matchups (all had set totals), Cleveland combined with its opponents to go over the total eight times.

Nationals Betting Insights

  • Washington has been the moneyline underdog 52 total times this season. It has gone 23-29 in those games.
  • The Nationals have a record of 18-23 when playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +120 or longer (43.9%).
  • Washington has played in 56 games with a set over/under, and it has combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-28-3).
  • In 15 games over their past 15 matchups when set as underdogs by sportsbooks, the Nationals had a record of 6-9.
  • In its past 15 games with a total, Washington and its opponents are 7-7-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

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Guardians vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

Guardians’ Starting Pitcher: Ben Lively

  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 2.80, a 3.07 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.178 in eight games this season.
  • Ben Lively’s team has been victorious in 80% of the games he’s started as the moneyline favorite with a record of 4-1.
  • Lively’s team has won five of his eight starts.
  • Out of Lively’s eight starts with a total this season, two have hit the over.

Nationals’ Starting Pitcher: Mitchell Parker

  • The 24-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.45, with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings in eight games this season. Opponents are hitting .246 against him.
  • The Nationals have been the underdog on the moneyline in seven of Parker’s starts this season, and they went 5-2 in those matchups.
  • In Parker’s eight starts, his team is 5-3.
  • Mitchell Parker has had eight starts that sportsbooks set a total for this season, and five of those games finished over the total.

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Guardians’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 38-19
Home 19-6
Road 19-13
One-Run Games 10-6
Scoring 5+ Runs 27-4

Nationals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 26-30
Home 10-13
Road 16-17
One-Run Games 4-8
Scoring 5+ Runs 18-5

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