Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/30/14
Cleveland Indians (39-41) at Los Angeles Dodgers (46-37)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Corey Kluber (R) (7-5) (3.091) vs. Dan Haren (R) (7-4) (3.831)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -118 / Cleveland Indians +108 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, SNLA
The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers will begin a three-game series on Monday at Dodger Stadium.
The Indians have lost six of their last eight games and have dropped three games below a .500 record. The Indians pitching continues to be shaky, allowing four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Indians have the 24th worst ERA in baseball at 4.08. Offensively, Michael Brantley has seven RBI in his last 10 games and Lonnie Chisenhall has 10 hits in his last nine games. Corey Kluber gets the nod, and he’s 7-5 with a 3.09 ERA and has 122 strikeouts in 110.2 innings. This is Kluber’s first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Dodgers have won 10 of their last 13 games and are 10 games above .500. The Dodgers pitching staff has allowed three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. Overall, the Dodgers have an ERA of 3.25, third best in baseball. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez has an RBI in eight of his last 10 games and Hanley Ramirez has an 11-game hitting streak. Dan Haren takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 3.83 ERA and has 64 strikeouts in 96.1 innings. Haren is 4-3 with a 3.82 ERA in 12 career starts against the Indians.
The Indians are 5-1 in Klubers last 6 road starts and 16-5 in Klubers last 21 starts with 4 days of rest. The Dodgers are 2-5 in their last 7 interleague home games and 2-6 in Harens last 8 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
The Dodgers are finally playing to their potential and the Indians are on a downward spiral. With Haren on the mound and the cheap price, taking the Dodgers seems to be the pick in this spot.