Shane Bieber vs. the Orioles
- The Guardians' Bieber (5-6) will make his 20th start of the season.
- The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, July 9, when he threw 6 1/3 innings against the Kansas City Royals, giving up four earned runs.
- The 28-year-old has pitched to a 3.77 ERA this season with 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.5 walks per nine across 19 games.
- In 19 starts this season, he's earned 12 quality starts.
- The Orioles have scored 778 runs this season, which ranks seventh in MLB. They are batting .258 for the campaign with 180 home runs, 15th in the league.
Guardians vs. Dean Kremer
- Kremer gets the start for the Orioles, his 31st of the season. He is 12-5 with a 4.17 ERA and 146 strikeouts in 164 2/3 innings pitched.
- In his last time out on Sunday, the righty threw five innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing one earned run while surrendering two hits.
- The 27-year-old has a 4.17 ERA and 8 strikeouts per nine innings in 30 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .251 to opposing hitters.
Guardians Betting Trends
- This season, the Guardians have been the underdog 79 times and won 36, or 45.6%, of those games.
- Cleveland is 31-37 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -102 or more on the moneyline.
- The implied probability of a win by the Guardians, based on the moneyline, is 50.5%.
- Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in 64 of its 153 games with a total this season.
- The Guardians are 79-74-0 ATS in their 153 games with a spread this season.
Guardians Injury News
- Tanner Bibee: 15-Day Injured List (Hip)
- Shane Bieber: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow)
- Triston McKenzie: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow)
How to Bet on the Cleveland Guardians
With the launch date for Ohio sports betting set for January 1st, 2023, fans of the Guardians in the state of Ohio will not be able to bet on their team until next season. Though fans know veterans such as Jose Ramirez and Bryan Shaw are guaranteed to return next season, much of the rest of this roster remains to be seen. For dedicated baseball fans, this uncertainty often provides opportunity in the betting markets. Starting next spring, fans will finally be able to capitalize on this dedication with mobile sportsbooks such as DraftKings Ohio, BetMGM Ohio, and Caesars Sportsbook Ohio. To sign up with each of these sportsbooks, simply click the aforementioned links and click one of the banners on the page. For more general information on the Ohio sports betting scene and general legal information, head over to our Ohio Sports Betting page.
More Guardians Lineup Analysis
The Guardians rotation was flat out filthy yet again. They had four starters with over 200 innings pitched, and all four finished with an ERA under 3.50. There were some rumors for this offseason that Cleveland was going to shop Corey Kluber and also a few other names. At the moment this rotation is intact, but it does make us wonder what they could do over the next few months. Kluber had another Cy Young caliber season, but fell short to Blake Snell in the voting. He went 20-7 with 222 strikeouts. Kluber is a top five pitcher in baseball right now, and his pinpoint control is one of the more underrated things about him. He will look to lead the Cleveland staff again, but maybe a trade does happen at some point during the season. While Trevor Bauer may be a nut job, he put together a career year. He had 221 strikeouts in 175 innings, and sported a 2.21 ERA. Bauer was a bit of a wild card in the past, but 2018 has hyped him up to continue this type of dominance heading into the new season. Projections have him ticking downward a little bit, but not by much.
How nice it must be to have Carlos Carrasco as your number three starter. He led the team in strikeouts, and had a 3.38 ERA. Carrasco is a terrific right-handed arm, who is going to be in Cleveland for the next few seasons. There is a huge advantage for having Carrasco going up against other team’s number three starter. His above average strikeout stuff and consistency should continue in 2019. Mike Clevinger was a surprising name who made a major jump last season. He had a 3.02 ERA, and was the fourth starter to have over 200 strikeouts. Clevinger will be the fourth starter again for the Guardians, and has potential to repeat 2018 type numbers. Shane Bieber rounds out the fifth starting spot, as Danny Salazar needs to get healthy and rebuild his reputation with the Guardians. Bieber looked very good for being a long term option for the Guardians, but he did have a glaring weakness against left-handed hitters. This was the only real knock about him, especially with his above average control.