Dodgers vs. Guardians Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 6/18/2022

by | Jun 18, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers (39-23) host the Cleveland Guardians (32-27) at 7:15 PM ET Saturday for a sluggers’ duel between two of the best home-run hitters in baseball. Mookie Betts has racked up 17 homers this season (No. 8 in the league) for the favored Dodgers which sit as -223 favorites, while Jose Ramirez ranks 10th in the majors with 16 dingers of his own for the underdogs. Los Angeles’ Julio Urias and Cleveland’s Cal Quantrill have been named the starters for this contest.

Dodgers vs. Guardians Spread and Betting Line

Dodgers vs Guardians Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Dodgers -223 +186 8.5 +102 -122 -1.5 -106 -115

Computer Predictions for Dodgers vs. Guardians

Our computer pick: Cleveland Guardians (+186) and Over (8.5)

Dodgers vs. Guardians Game Info

  • Los Angeles Dodgers probable starting pitcher: Julio Urías
  • Cleveland Guardians probable starting pitcher: Cal Quantrill
  • Game Day: Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Stadium: Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cleveland Guardians Pitching Matchup

Urías Quantrill
12 GS 11
3-6 W-L 4-3
2.80 ERA 3.37
64.1 IP 66.2
15 BB 22
56 SO 40

Dodgers Starter Julio Urías

  • Urias makes the start for the Dodgers, his 13th of the season. He is 3-6 with a 2.80 ERA and 56 strikeouts through 64 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance came on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, when the lefty tossed 6 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • The 25-year-old has a 2.80 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .222 to his opponents.
  • Urías is trying to secure his sixth quality start of the season in this game.
  • Urías will aim to go five or more innings for his 12th straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.1 innings per outing.
  • The opposing Guardians offense has the 16th-ranked slugging percentage (.391) and ranks 27th in MLB play with 47 home runs. It has a collective .251 batting average, and is 23rd in MLB with 505 total hits and 20th in MLB action scoring 275 runs.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 25-year-old’s 2.80 ERA ranks 17th, 1.057 WHIP ranks 21st, and 7.8 K/9 ranks 37th.

Guardians Starter Cal Quantrill

  • The Guardians will send Quantrill (4-3) to the mound for his 12th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed four hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with an ERA of 3.37 and 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .241.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his sixth quality start in a row.
  • Quantrill will look to pitch five or more innings for the 10th 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 Major League pitchers this season, the 27-year-old’s 3.37 ERA ranks 32nd, 1.200 WHIP ranks 38th, and 5.4 K/9 ranks 59th.

Dodgers Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Dodgers have won 41 out of the 67 games, or 61.2%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Los Angeles is 13-7 this season when entering a game favored by -223 or more on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 69% chance of a victory for the Dodgers.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 28 of their 68 opportunities.
  • The Dodgers are 37-31-0 ATS in their 68 games with a spread this season.

Guardians Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Guardians have come away with 15 wins in the 33 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Cleveland has a mark of 1-2 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +186 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Guardians have an implied victory probability of 35% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Contests with Cleveland have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 31 of 65 chances this season.
  • The Guardians have posted a record of 35-30-0 against the spread this season.

Dodgers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Betts has collected a team-high 17 home runs.
  • Betts’ home runs put him eighth in the majors, and he ranks 21st in RBI.
  • Trea Turner has a club-best 48 RBI and .304 batting average.
  • Turner ranks 63rd in homers and seventh in RBI among all hitters in baseball.
  • Turner enters this game looking for his 11th game in a row with a hit. In his last 10 outings he is batting .350 with a double, three home runs, three walks and five RBI.
  • Freddie Freeman has 21 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 33 walks while hitting .286.
  • Freeman will look to build on his two-game hitting in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .235 with a home run, five walks and an RBI.
  • Will Smith is hitting .237 with seven doubles, eight home runs and 27 walks.
Mookie Betts 60 .273 .349 .535 17 40 67
Trea Turner 63 .304 .357 .478 8 48 75
Freddie Freeman 63 .286 .372 .441 5 34 70
Will Smith 51 .237 .340 .412 8 29 42
Justin Turner 59 .206 .276 .335 4 32 45

Guardians Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Ramirez leads the Guardians in home runs (16), runs batted in (62) and has recorded a team-high batting average of .310.
  • Ramirez ranks 10th in home runs and second in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Ramirez has collected a hit in nine straight games. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .390 with eight doubles, two home runs, two walks and nine RBI.
  • Owen Miller is batting .263 with 17 doubles, four home runs and 16 walks.
  • Among all major league hitters, Miller is 180th in homers and 62nd in RBI.
  • Andres Gimenez has nine doubles, two triples, seven home runs and nine walks while batting .309.
  • Amed Rosario is batting .270 with nine doubles, four triples, a home run and 10 walks.
José Ramírez 60 .310 .401 .646 16 62 70
Owen Miller 54 .263 .315 .412 4 31 51
Andrés Giménez 51 .309 .350 .515 7 32 51
Josh Naylor 42 .272 .333 .483 7 35 41
Amed Rosario 54 .270 .300 .360 1 16 60

Betting Tips for Dodgers vs. Guardians

Our best bet is the Guardians on the moneyline at +186 after digging through all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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