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Dodgers are Experiencing Deja Vu When Kershaw Toes the Rubber

A rare interleague matchup between the Dodgers and Indians will kick off today and for LA, it will be their first action against the American League this season. Clayton Kershaw will get the ball for the Dodgers in their interleague ice-breaker looking to extend his unbeaten streak to eight games.

  • The Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road with Kershaw as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Indians' last 6 games against left-handed starting pitchers.
  • The Indians are 1-7 SU in 8 interleague games this season.

Coming into their first game at Progressive Field in 14 years, the Dodgers have won four in a row and are coming off a sweep of the Reds. Despite having the second-best record in the NL, they sit second in the NL West and will need to improve their 14-15 record on the road if they want to catch the Rockies.

Cleveland has had trouble getting its act off the ground this season and this home set against the 39-25 Dodgers could keep them on the no-fly list. They’ll send drone enthusiast Trevor Bauer (5-5, 6.10 ERA) to the mound this evening to face Kershaw in a battle he’s about as likely to win as the one he lost with his flying robot last October.

Kershaw leads the National League in ERA and his team has won seven straight games when he’s toed the rubber. He hasn’t faced the Indians since his first year as a starter but was excellent in his three starts against AL teams last season, giving up just three total earned runs in three starts against the Blue Jays, Yankees and Angels.

The Dodgers have a serious edge in pitching tonight and that’s reflected in a moneyline that opened with LAD as -175 road favorites.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Cleveland Indians as 165 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Dodgers to win this game 4.9-2.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians sport a record of 31-29 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 39-25 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Dodgers odds would favor the Dodgers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland Indians No. 21 ranked offense (4.43 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.42 runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have been averaging 8.13 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.33 hits on average).

Los Angeles brings the No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 9-7 final on Sunday in support of H Ryu at Dodger Stadium.

Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 4-2 final on Sunday in support of C Carrasco at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games
  • Cleveland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Cleveland is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games at home
  • Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Cleveland, Wednesday, June 14th