Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 8/23/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-205) Cleveland (+170)
The Los Angeles Dodgers (76-47) are en route to Progressive Field on Wednesday where they will go up against the Cleveland Guardians (59-66). The odds on this game have the Dodgers at -205 and the Guardians are sitting at +170. The total is set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Clayton Kershaw and Xzavion Curry.
Los Angeles has a slugging % of .454 and have been rung up 1,039 times, while being walked on 502 occasions. They have earned 665 RBI's as well as 1,044 base knocks this year, and their team batting average is at .251. The Dodgers have accumulated 230 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 194 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 687 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .337. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.6 runs per game, which is 3rd in the league.
Get all of our Free MLB Picks
The Dodgers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.19 for the year (16th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,045 batters. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 140 home runs and 544 runs (14th in the league). They have walked 358 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.16 as a team on the year. Los Angeles has conceded 986 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and also 510 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.92 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.23.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 72.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 118 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 165 runners so far this year and 27.9% of them earned a run for their team. Dodgers pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 108 times and also have had 125 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 429 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have recorded 70 holds so far this year (12th in the league). They have tallied 35 saves for the season and have missed out on 13 of their 48 save opportunities.
The Dodgers have transformed 70.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,870 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 5th in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a total of 3,290 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,059 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which puts them in 7th in professional baseball, and they have turned 108 double plays.
Kershaw (208-91 record in his career) has a FIP of 2.79 while going up against 10,576 batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 2,037 base knocks (6.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 655 walks. His earned run average is 2.48 (740 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.002. Kershaw has taken the ball for 2,686 innings and has totaled 2,918 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Cleveland Guardians have compiled an on-base percentage of .311 and a batting average of .249 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 869 occasions (30th in MLB) and have totaled 1,055 base knocks. Cleveland has knocked in 89 long balls for the season and 466 RBIs. The Guardians hold a slugging percentage of .377 and they are earning 4.00 runs per outing (28th in MLB). They have 227 two-baggers, while getting a free base 359 times as well as racking up 500 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have yielded 505 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.76 (466 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 128 homers and they allow 4.08 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The Guardians have a WHIP of 1.271 with a FIP of 4.12 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 8.10 (1,006 strikeouts against 392 free passes). They come in at 13th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,025.
Cleveland has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 60 save chances and they have recorded 36 saves. They are currently ranked 19th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 407 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 146 times in high leverage situations and on 109 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 20.8% out of their 154 inherited runners. Sitting with 138 save situations, the Guardians have 73 holds and 24 blown saves.
In 10,035 innings on the diamond, the Guardians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (6th in MLB). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 93 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (10th in baseball). The Guardians have 1,105 assists, 59 errors and have amassed 3,345 putouts for the season.
Thus far in his career, Curry has allowed 81 hits while he has earned 55 punch outs in 84 innings pitched. He has given up 33 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.281 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.04 and he has faced 355 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Curry (3-2 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.52 earned run average while allowing 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (+170)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks