Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Dodgers 6/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/29/2014
Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:10 PM on STOh, SNLA
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Cleveland Indians - Kluber, C (7-5) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Haren, D (7-4)
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Monday night, the Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber will square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dan Haren. Kluber makes his 18th start as Haren makes his 17th.
Corey Kluber got the win in his last start and that took his record to 7 – 5 with a 3.09 ERA. The last time out, Kluber pitched 7 scoreless innings and allowed just 4 hits and a walk while striking out 8. It was Kluber’s first win in nearly a month but he has been pitching well in recent starts. Kluber still has a chance to equal or better his results from 2013 when he went 11 - 5 with a 3.85 ERA in 24 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Last season, Kluber didn’t face the Dodgers and he only has experience against 3 of the Los Angeles hitters. Kluber will be fortunate that he probably won’t face Carl Crawford. Crawford is 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs against Kluber.
Dan Haren pitched to his 2nd straight no-decision in his last start and that held his record at 7 - 4 with a 3.83 ERA. In that outing, Haren allowed 4 runs on 6 hits in just 4.1 innings of work. Haren hasn’t thrown his best stuff in recent starts but he still is well ahead of 2013 when he posted a record of 10 – 14 with a save and a 4.67 ERA in 30 starts and a relief appearance with the Washington Nationals.
Haren didn’t face the Indians last season but he has experience against many of the Cleveland hitters. Overall, he has held the Indians to a .216 average with 33 hits, 4 homers and 15 RBIs in 153 at-bats.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 41-34-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.3
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 40-37-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
06/25/14 P Justin Masterson Knee expected to miss next start Sunday vs Seattle Mariners
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 15-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/26/14 SS Hanley Ramirez Shoulder questionable
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL (5/21)
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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