Dodgers Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 17, 2022

Written By Staff on June 16, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers (39-23) host the Cleveland Guardians (32-27) on Friday to start a three-game series, with the first pitch at 10:10 PM ET at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers head into the matchup after a series win over the Angels, and the Guardians are coming off a series win over the Rockies. Clayton Kershaw starts for Los Angeles (-212 to win) while Cleveland (+182) will counter with Zach Plesac.

The betting insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of June 17, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Dodgers vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kershaw (LAD) Pitcher Plesac (CLE)
4 – 1 W/L 2 – 4
34.0 IP 61.1
2.12 ERA 4.70
0.794 WHIP 1.288
9.5 K/9 6.3
1.3 BB/9 1.9

Dodgers Probable Starter Clayton Kershaw

  • Kershaw gets the start for the Dodgers, his seventh of the season. He is 4-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last appeared on Saturday against the San Francisco Giants, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • In six games this season, the 34-year-old has an ERA of 2.12, with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .182 against him.
  • Kershaw is looking to secure his fourth quality start of the year.
  • He will face off against a Guardians offense that ranks 17th in MLB with 504 total hits (on a .251 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .391 (15th in MLB) with 47 total home runs (27th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 17, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Stats vs Kershaw

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Austin Hedges 20 .050 1 0 0 .095 .145
Amed Rosario 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .857
Josh Naylor 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .750
José Ramírez 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Myles Straw 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Guardians Probable Starter Zach Plesac

  • The Guardians’ Plesac (2-4) will make his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Oakland Athletics.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with an ERA of 4.70 and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .268.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his fourth quality start in a row.
  • The Dodgers rank 11th in MLB with a .246 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks fifth in the league (.418) and 74 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 27-year-old ranks 56th in ERA (4.70), 47th in WHIP (1.288), and 56th in K/9 (6.3).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 17, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Plesac

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hanser Alberto 4 .250 1 0 1 .400 .900
Trea Turner 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers have won 38 of the 61 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (62.3%).
  • Los Angeles is 16-6 (winning 72.7% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -212 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Dodgers have an implied win probability of 67.9%.
  • In the 62 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Los Angeles, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-33-4).
  • The Dodgers are 35-27-0 against the spread this season.
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • This season, the Guardians have won 12 out of the 30 games, or 40%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Cleveland has been at least a +182 moneyline underdog three times this season, but was upset in all of those games.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 35.5% chance of a victory for the Guardians.
  • So far this season, Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in 29 of their 59 games with a total.
  • The Guardians are 32-27-0 against the spread in their 59 chances this season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Mookie Betts has totaled 67 hits, a team-high for the Dodgers. He’s batting .273 with 13 doubles, 17 home runs and 27 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Betts ranks 43rd in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage, and 12th in slugging.
  • Trea Turner is slugging .471 to pace his team, and has 14 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 21 walks while batting .298.
  • Among the qualifying batters, Turner ranks 18th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage, and 33rd in slugging.
  • Turner has hit safely in nine straight games. During his last 10 outings he is batting .282 with three home runs, three walks and five RBI.
  • Freddie Freeman is batting .286 with 21 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 32 walks, and has a team-best .372 on-base percentage.
  • Will Smith has seven doubles, eight home runs and 27 walks while hitting .244.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 245 .273 53 17 40 .349 .884
Trea Turner 242 .298 32 8 47 .352 .823
Freddie Freeman 241 .286 40 5 34 .372 .816
Justin Turner 213 .211 25 4 32 .282 .625
Cody Bellinger 209 .206 25 7 23 .275 .663
Chris Taylor 197 .254 25 6 25 .338 .790
Gavin Lux 175 .280 33 2 14 .359 .725
Will Smith 172 .244 25 8 29 .348 .772
Max Muncy 154 .156 23 4 19 .323 .602
Austin Barnes 67 .194 13 4 9 .299 .702

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 68 hits and an OBP of .399, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .649.
  • Of all qualifying hitters in the majors, Ramirez ranks 14th in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage and second in slugging percentage.
  • Owen Miller has collected 51 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .321.
  • Among all qualified players, Miller is 59th in batting average, 83rd in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage.
  • Andres Gimenez is batting .304 with a .516 slugging percentage and 32 RBI this year.
  • Amed Rosario is batting .272 with a .303 OBP and 16 RBI for Cleveland this season.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 222 .306 40 16 62 .399 1.048
Myles Straw 219 .210 40 0 7 .303 .563
Amed Rosario 217 .272 31 1 16 .303 .662
Owen Miller 190 .268 32 4 31 .321 .747
Steven Kwan 163 .270 24 1 16 .358 .714
Andrés Giménez 161 .304 22 7 32 .347 .863
Josh Naylor 149 .275 18 7 34 .335 .825
Austin Hedges 128 .172 12 4 13 .226 .499
Oscar Mercado 109 .211 16 4 16 .237 .631
Ernie Clement 87 .207 10 0 4 .281 .522

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