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Road Team Dominating When Dodgers, Indians Clash

The Los Angeles Dodgers picking up the win against the Cleveland Indians in the series opener Tuesday continues a trend of road dominance between the two squads. The traveling team has gone 8-2 SU in the past 10 meetings between the Dodgers and the Tribe with the road team outscoring their hosting adversaries 51-31 in that span.

  • The Indians are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games with Corey Kluber as the starting pitcher.
  • The Dodgers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against teams with winning records.
  • Corey Kluber has never issued a walk to a member of the current Dodgers lineup.

The Dodgers will send the always-consistent Brandon McCarthy to the mound on Wednesday. McCarthy has quietly been one of the better middle-rotation pitchers in baseball with a 3.28 ERA and a 51/15 K/BB ratio. The 11-year veteran has held the opposition to two runs or less in eight of his 10 starts this season and has only surrendered four home runs all year.

Opposing McCarthy will be Indians’ ace Corey Kluber. The former Cy Young winner has been solid in his two starts since coming off the 10-day DL with a back strain, allowing just three runs in 12.0 innings of work. Kluber has done a better job at keeping the ball in the yard since his return, which had been an issue for him through the first two months of the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers before the first pitch in this match found them as 145 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Dodgers to win this game 6.1-2.1. 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 bring a 31-30 record to the battle against the 40-25 Dodgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cleveland Indians at No. 15 and the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 6 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cleveland Indians No. 20-ranked scoring average of 4.44 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.86 runs per game. The Indians have averaged 8.13 hits per game to date this season, less than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.38 per nine innings).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.83 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.77 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers grabbed a win last time out, defeating T Bauer and the Indians 7-5 on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Cleveland is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Cleveland, Thursday, June 15th