In today’s MLB betting guide, the Cleveland Guardians look to hold their wild card spot as they visit the Los Angeles Dodgers, while the Seattle Mariners try to bounce back from a doubleheader loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
Los Angeles Dodgers (-175) vs Cleveland Guardians (+145)
The Guardians have been playing very well, while their batting hasn’t been spectacular. They face off against the Dodgers in the series-deciding game after the Guardians took Game 1 by a score of 2-1 in extra innings and then the Dodgers came back and won 7-1 yesterday. Cleveland is still 8-2 over their past 10 games, while the Dodgers are attempting to get back on the right track since they are just 5-5. Fortunately for them, they are a much stronger team at home with a record of 20-11.
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Ace Shane Bieber is on the mound today for the Guardians and will give them the best chance to win. He has just a 3.01 ERA (earned run average) and has 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings through 71.2 innings this season. On the other side, the Dodgers have done something to Andrew Heaney that they seem to do to almost every pitcher who joins their team. He has drastically improved his stats compared to his career and even though he’s just pitched 10.1 innings this season, he has struck out 16, given up three walks, has a WHIP (walks+hits per inning pitched), and allowed zero runs. In the end, the Dodgers are the better team and Bieber had a less than ideal start last outing. It will be close like Game 1 of the series, but take the Dodgers in this one as well as the teams to hit the under (U8, -110).
Seattle Mariners (-165) vs Los Angeles Angels (+140)
The Mariners have the fortune of facing the Angels when they plan on throwing out rookie Kenny Rosenberg in his second start in the majors. Seattle has been on a slide, so they will take any advantage they can get with ace Logan Gilbert on the mound for them. He is 7-2 with a 2.22 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 76 strikeouts in 77 innings in his second season in the MLB. The former 2018 14th-overall pick has blossomed very quickly into his career as Rosenberg struggled in his one and only outing allowing five earned runs and walking three batters in six innings.
Neither team will wow you in any category except the fielding percentage of the Mariners, which is ranked second in the MLB. Both teams are under .500 and the Mariners are 15-17 at home, while the Angels are 15-18 on the road. The Angels have taken the previous two games from a double-header yesterday and three out of four in this five game series ending today. All of the games have been relatively very low scoring as well, so take the Mariners to get going in the final game and the under (U7.5, -105).
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