2017 MLB Los Angeles At Cleveland Free Picks & Game Info
Baseball, perhaps more than any other professional sport, is one where teams are often divided by a huge financial gulf. Some teams have very deep pockets and can afford to make big splashes every offseason, while others are forced to spend, blow things up, and then start rebuilding from scratch. The LA Dodgers are a team that are routinely at the top of the payroll list, yet their huge financial investments are yet to reap dividends in the form of championships. The Cleveland Indians went through a lot of lean years, but are now spending as they search for the World Series that they came so very close to winning last season. The Dodgers can probably continue to keep spending this way for years to come, but you get the sense that the window of opportunity is not quite to wide open for Cleveland. These two teams will meet in Cleveland this week in what should be a very entertaining interleague series. Find the latest baseball betting predictions here.
In Depth Analysis On The 2017 MLB Dodgers At Indians Free Picks & Game Info
When: Wednesday, June 14 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland
Starting Pitchers: Brandon McCarthy Vs Corey Kluber
TV: MLBN, SportsTime Ohio
Radio: WTAM 110, 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020, WMMS 100.7
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -1½ EV
Why bet on the LA Dodgers
The Dodgers (39-25) have spent the majority of this season playing second fiddle to the Colorado Rockies in the NL West. They continue the chase, and now find themselves just a single game out of the top spot. They ended last week with a bang, winning 4 straight, including a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. The Dodgers have been a nightmare to face at home this season, posting a 25-10 record that is among the best in the league. The road has not been so kind, though, as the Dodgers find themselves a game below .500 away from home. This will be the first interleague action for the Dodgers this season, and it will be Brandon McCarthy (5-3, 3.28 ERA) who gets the start.
Why bet on the Cleveland Indians
The general consensus heading into this season was that the Cleveland Indians (31-29) were going to be runaway winners of the NL Central. After all, they came within a game of winning the World Series last year, and they went out and strengthened their team in the offseason, with Edwin Encarnacion being their big money splash, coming over from the Blue Jays. While their big free agent signing has not been a total bust, the Indians were probably expecting a lot more than the 12 HR and 26 RBI that he has delivered so far. It has been a poor offensive display all around for Cleveland, but at just 1 game off the pace in the division, they are still a good bet to improve and dominate in the second half. Corey Kluber (5-2, 4.38 ERA) will start.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While the Indians look like a good bet at home, it’s worth remembering that they are a dismal 1-7 in interleague play this season. I like the Dodgers to get the win here.