Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+250) Los Angeles (-300)
The Cleveland Guardians (31-27) are en route to Dodger Stadium on Friday where they will try to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers (39-23). The odds on this game have Cleveland at +250 and Los Angeles is priced at -300. The total is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Zach Plesac and Julio Urias.
As a team, the Cleveland Guardians are knocking in 4.7 runs per outing, which is 10th in the league. They have earned 271 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .313. The Guardians have hit 109 doubles as a unit and have hit 47 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 259 RBI's as well as 496 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is .251. Cleveland has a slugging % of .392 and have been called out on strikes 388 times, while being walked on 173 occasions.
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Guardians pitchers have given up 63 long balls and also 235 total runs (5th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 163 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.97 as a squad for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.93 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.16. The Guardians have an ERA of 3.63 this season (8th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 478 batters.
The Guardians bullpen have compiled a save rate of 73.7% and stepped onto the hill in 39 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 71 base runners for the year and 25.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Guardians bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 52 times as well as having 56 appearances in high leverage situations. The Guardians have dispatched 181 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 18 holds on the year (30th in the league). They have recorded 14 saves on the year and have blown 5 of 19 chances to get a save.
The Cleveland Guardians have notched a total of 1,539 putouts this year, as well as 516 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 17th in MLB, and have accumulated 44 double plays. The Guardians have converted 71.7% of balls in play into outs in their 4,617 innings, which has them ranked 6th in pro baseball.
Plesac has taken the mound for 375 innings and has totaled 288 K's in his MLB career. Plesac (24-18 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.56 and he has gone up against 1,543 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.06 (169 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.163. He has conceded 343 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 93 free passes.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have recorded a team OBP of .328 as well as a team batting average of .246 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 506 occasions (19th in MLB) and have recorded 515 base hits. Los Angeles has compiled 74 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 296 RBIs. The Dodgers have a team slugging percentage of .419 and they score 5.08 runs per contest (1st in baseball). They have recorded 118 doubles, while getting a free base 248 times and notching 315 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 204 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 2.98 (182 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 57 HR's and they relinquish 3.34 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.082 and have a FIP of 3.50 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.48 (556 strikeouts against 160 free passes). They come in at 2nd in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 435.
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 23 save chances and they have converted 17 saves. They are ranked 6th in the league with a save percentage of 73.9%, and they have sent 212 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 47 times in high leverage situations in addition to 37 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.4% out of their 56 inherited runners. With 64 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 40 holds and 6 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 51 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (9th in MLB). The Dodgers have accrued 518 assists, 30 errors and have accumulated 1,651 putouts this year. Out of their 4,953 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 72.2% (1st in professional baseball).
Urias (35-16 career record) has earned a 3.06 earned run average while giving up 7.6 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.38 and he has faced 2,002 batters during his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 166 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.137 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. In his pro baseball career, Urias has conceded 413 base knocks and he has 483 punch outs in 489 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+250)
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