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Cleveland Guardians vs. Oakland Athletics odds, tips and betting trends | June 12

The Cleveland Guardians (28-27) and Oakland Athletics (21-40) will battle on Sunday at Progressive Field, with first pitch at 11:35 AM ET.

The Guardians are the road favorite (-168) against the Athletics (+144). The Guardians will give the ball to Cal Quantrill (3-3) against the Athletics and Cole Irvin (2-2).

The Athletics defeated the Guardians 10-5 yesterday, with Frankie Montas getting the win (6.0 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 2 K) and Christian Bethancourt leading the way offensively (going 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI). Eli Morgan (0.2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 K) took the loss for the Guardians.

Ahead of watching this Guardians vs. Athletics matchup, here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s action on the diamond.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Oakland Athletics Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Saturday at 11:03 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Guardians (-168, bet $168 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Athletics (+144, bet $100 to win $144)
  • Over/under: 8

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Guardians Stats and Trends

Guardians Betting Records

  • This is the first time the Guardians will play as favorites this season.
  • Cleveland is 2-2 this season when entering a game favored by -168 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Guardians have a 62.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • This will be the first time this season Cleveland will play in a game with a total set by oddsmakers
  • The Guardians will be playing their first game this season with a spread.

Cal Quantrill (Guardians Probable Starter)

  • Quantrill (3-3) will take to the mound for the Guardians and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed eight hits in 7 2/3 innings pitched against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.56 and 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .245 in 10 games this season.
  • He’s going for his fifth straight quality start.
  • Quantrill has pitched five or more innings in eight straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Athletics have scored 203 runs this season, which ranks 28th in MLB. They are batting .211 for the campaign with 41 home runs, 29th in the league.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 27-year-old’s 3.56 ERA ranks 37th, 1.220 WHIP ranks 37th, and 5.3 K/9 ranks 63rd.

Guardians Batting Stats

  • The Guardians have hit just 46 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
  • Hitters for the Guardians combine for a team rank 19th of in the majors with a .388 team slugging percentage.
  • Cleveland ranks ninth in MLB with a .249 team batting average.
  • The Guardians have scored the 18th-most runs in the league this season with 254 (4.6 per game).
  • Cleveland has an OBP of .313 this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.
  • No team has fewer strikeouts this season than the Guardians, who have struck out only 6.7 times per game on average.

Athletics Stats and Trends

Athletics Betting Records

  • The Athletics have yet to play a game this season where they are named as the underdog.
  • This season, Oakland has been victorious nine times in 24 chances when named as an underdog of at least +144 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 41% chance of pulling out a win.
  • This will be the first contest this season Oakland will play in a game with a total set by sportsbooks
  • The Athletics have yet play a game with a spread this season.

Cole Irvin (Athletics Probable Starter)

  • Irvin makes the start for the Athletics, his 10th of the season. He is 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 34 strikeouts through 51 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Tuesday, the left-hander went 5 1/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves, giving up two earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • Over nine games this season, the 28-year-old has amassed a 3.00 ERA and 6 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .263 to opposing hitters.
  • Irvin has collected four quality starts this season.
  • Irvin will look to extend a 10-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.2 frames per appearance).
  • The opposing Guardians offense has the 19th-ranked slugging percentage (.388) and ranks 26th in home runs hit (46) in all of MLB. They have a collective .249 batting average, and are 21st in the league with 464 total hits and 18th in MLB action scoring 254 runs.
  • Irvin has pitched six innings, giving up one earned run on six hits while striking out four against the Guardians this season.

Athletics Batting Stats

  • The Athletics have hit the second-fewest home runs in MLB play this season (41).
  • This season, the Athletics are slugging .330, the second-lowest average in baseball.
  • Oakland’s .211 batting average ranks last in the league.
  • The Athletics are the third-lowest scoring team in MLB play averaging 3.3 runs per game (203 total).
  • Oakland is last in the league with a .276 on-base percentage.
  • The Athletics strike out 8.6 times per game, the No. 25 average in baseball.

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