Cleveland Looking to Slow Down Streaking Padres
We have reached the point of the year in which MLB betting has started to take over, and there are plenty of options on Tuesday. The Cleveland Guardians host the San Diego Padres to begin an interesting interleague series.
The San Diego Padres have been a popular team to back when making MLB picks as they bring a 15-8 record into this series. San Diego has won four of their last five games, and they have plenty of momentum.
Cleveland has been better than expected this season, despite just being 10-12 on the year. The Guardians just swept the Athletics in Oakland, and they now look to slow down the red-hot Padres on Tuesday.
The MLB lines for this game have the visiting San Diego Padres as the moneyline betting favorites at -160.
Padres Can Really Pitch
The San Diego Padres have a loaded roster, but their biggest strength continues to be in the form of starting pitching. San Diego has pitched to a team ERA of 3.51 this season, and they are about to get even better.
Mike Clevinger will make his season debut on Tuesday night, and it will come against his former team. Clevinger is 44-23 in his career, and his presence could make the Padres an even bigger threat to reach the playoffs.
Jurickson Profar and Manny Machado have been the biggest bats for the Padres so far, and this team can score. Profar has belted five home runs to lead the team, and Machado has driven in 16 runs.
Guardians Getting Some Offense
There were some concerns about the ability of Cleveland Guardians to score runs this season, but that hasn’t been an issue at all, especially of late. Cleveland sports a team batting average of .251, and they have also belted 20 home runs on the year.
Manager Terry Francona has acknowledged that his team still has work to do, but he has been pleased with the latest run. Francona said, “To this point, the down streaks have outweighed the good, but hopefully we’re in the midst of changing that. We’ve played better baseball the last three days.”
Jose Ramirez continues to set the tone for this offense as he leads the team with seven home runs and 28 RBIs. Teams are going to start pitching around the All-Star, and other players will have to step up.
It will take another big offensive effort to beat the Padres on Tuesday night.
Padres vs Guardians Head-to-Head
This is the first meeting between the Padres and Guardians since the 2017 season, and you won’t get much information by looking at those games. Cleveland does hold a 9-6 lead in the head-to-head matchup dating back to 2003.
Padres vs Guardians Game Information
- Game: Padres (15-8) vs Guardians (10-12)
- Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
- Day/Time: Tuesday, May 3, 6:10 p.m. ET
- Padres vs Guardians Live stream: MLB.tv
Padres vs Guardians Betting Lines
Padres vs Guardians Prediction
The latest scores and odds for the Guardians paint a much different picture than just a week ago. Cleveland has started to turn things around, and they could create a big challenge for the Padres.
The biggest difference in this game and series will be on the mound as the Padres continue to pitch the ball well. Don’t expect Clevinger to give up many runs in this MLB game, and San Diego can then take control on offense.
Winning in Cleveland won’t be easy for San Diego, but the Padres will get the job done on Tuesday night. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the San Diego Padres -134 as they begin their trip to Cleveland with a victory.