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Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Picks, Predictions, Odds

Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Analysis

Cleveland and Los Angeles meet up for the first of a three-game series on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Dodger Stadium.

Cleveland is sitting in the second place of the American League Central standings at 32-27, while owning a 16-17 record away from Progressive Field. The Guardians are also two games behind the Minnesota Twins for first place in the division. The Dodgers enter Friday’s matchup positioned second in the National League West standings with records of 39-23 overall and 19-10 at home, which trails the division leading Padres by 0.5 games.

Score Prediction: Dodgers 5, Guardians 4
Best Bet: Dodgers ML

Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Matchup: AL Central vs. NL West
  • Venue: Dodger Stadium
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Time-TV: 10:10 p.m. ET – Apple TV+

Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds

Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Current Form

Cleveland continues to roll, going 6-1 in its last seven games, against the Athletics and the Rockies. They limited the Colorado Rockies to just two runs in the third contest of the series on Thursday.

Against the Oakland Athletics, Cleveland’s defense allowed 10 runs in the third game of the series on Saturday. The Dodgers were tripped up by the San Francisco Giants last Sunday, they also lost three games against the Angels. Their best performance was on Tuesday, when they limited the Angels to scoring no runs in the first contest of a two-game series. The Dodgers were the weakest on Friday, when the San Francisco Giants scored seven runs in game two of a three-contest series against the Giants.

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Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Pitching Matchup

Cleveland: Zach Plesac (2-4, 4.70 ERA)

Zach Plesac is on the hill for the Guardians in this contest as he makes his 11th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 2-4 with a 4.70 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, 13 walks and 43 strikeouts over 61.1 innings of work this season. Cleveland’s 27-year-old right-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came at home against the Oakland Athletics on June 11, 2022. He threw six innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and two strikeouts in a 5-10 the Guardians loss. In his five starts on the road this season, Plesac is 1-2 with a 6.49 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, five walks and 22 strikeouts over 26.1 innings of work.

Los Angeles: Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.12 ERA)

The Dodgers’ left-hander Clayton Kershaw owns a 4-1 record and 2.12 ERA in his sixth start of the season. Kershaw also posted a 0.79 WHIP, while striking out 36 and walking five batters in 34 innings this season. In his two home starts this season, Kershaw is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, two walks and 14 strikeouts over 11 innings of work.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Series History

The Dodgers notched a 2-1 mark in this series during the 2017 campaign.

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