- The Cleveland Guardians are -235 home favorites over the Arizona Diamondbacks in an MLB inter-league afternoon game on Wednesday, August 3
- Cleveland ended a four-game losing streak against Arizona with a 6-5 victory in 11 innings on Monday
- Get the Diamondbacks vs Guardians odds and best bets, below
These may be the dog days of the baseball season for the Arizona Diamondbacks (46-57, 19-30 away), but for the Cleveland Guardians (53-50, 26-20 home), they’ve still got plenty to play for down the stretch.
Cleveland is 5-3 straight up over the past eight games and suddenly challenging the Minnesota Twins for the American League Central lead. The Guardians are also 7-3 SU over their past 10 home games.
With 19 road wins all season long, there’s only two MLB teams with fewer away victories this season than Arizona. The Diamondbacks are 2-8 SU over their past 10 on the road.
No wonder then that it’s the Guardians who are set as -235 home favorites as these teams close out a three-game series. Arizona (60-43) and Cleveland (54-49) both rate among the top eight in MLB against the runline this season.
First pitch at Progressive Field is set for 1:10pm ET on Saturday, July 30. Partly cloudy skies with 15 mph wind and a temperature of 93 degrees are in the weather forecast.
Diamondbacks vs Guardians Odds
|Arizona Diamondbacks||+194||+1.5 (-104)||O 8.5 (-115)|
|Cleveland Guardians||-235||-1.5 (-115)||U 8.5 (-105)|
Odds as of August 3 at FanDuel Sportsbook. See available FanDuel Sportsbook promo code.
At odds of -235, the Guardians are offering an implied probability of victory of 70.15% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Cleveland would deliver a payout of $14.30.
In the MLB Division odds, the betting line is displaying Cleveland as the third choice at +1200 to be AL Central champions. Arizona is a +60000 longshot to win the NL West. The MLB pennant odds show the Guardians at +3500 and the Diamondbacks at +100000. In the World Series odds, Cleveland is +7000 and Arizona is at +200000.
Arizona vs Cleveland Probable Pitchers
Left-hander Tommy Henry will be making his MLB debut on the mound for the Diamondbacks. He’s 4-4 with a 3.83 ERA and 1.34 WHIP this season with Triple-A Reno of the PCL. Henry is showing 100 strikeouts against just 44 walks in 108.0 innings with Reno.
Coming soon. 👀
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 2, 2022
According to MLB Pipeline, Henry is the #13-rated prospect in the Arizona farm system. He was drafted 74th overall in 2019.
Henry is getting his chance because another young starter, right-hander Corbin Martin, failed to establish himself as an MLB regular. Coming off a pair of rough outings, Martin was demoted to Triple-A Reno.
Henry vs Bieber Stats
While it certainly hasn’t been vintage Shane Bieber this season, it would also be wrong to assess that the Guardians right-hander is enduring a poor 2022 campaign. The 2020 winner of the award definitely isn’t prominent in this season’s AL Cy Young Award odds but he’s not ready for the scrap heap, either.
— Guardians Pitching Highlights (@GuardsPitching) July 30, 2022
Bieber’s 3.41 ERA is his highest since his rookie season (4.55) and yet it’s still second-best among the Cleveland starting rotation. He’s also leading the club with 118 strikeouts in 118.2 innings.
Bieber is 4-3 over his last seven decisions. He was 2-2 in four July starts with a 4.23 ERA. That includes a complete game three-hitter in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on July 12.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Guardians Batters||Batting Average vs Henry||Diamondbacks Batters||Batting Average vs Bieber|
|Will Benson||.000||Sergio Alcantara||.000|
|Ernie Clement||.000||Seth Beer||.000|
|Andres Gimenez||.000||Jose Herrera||.000|
|Oscar Gonzalez||.000||Carson Kelly||.000|
|Austin Hedges||.000||Jordan Luplow||.000|
|Nolan Jones||.000||Ketel Marte||.000|
|Steven Kwan||.000||Jake McCarthy||.000|
|Luke Maile||.000||Geraldo Perdomo||.000|
|Owen Miller||.000||Emmanuel Rivera||.000|
|Josh Naylor||.000||Josh Rojas||.000|
|Jose Ramirez||.000||Alek Thomas||.000|
|Amed Rosario||.000||Dalton Varsho||.000|
|Myles Straw||.000||Christian Walker||.000|
Neither starting pitcher in this game has ever faced any of the opposition hitters.
Arizona’s Christian Walker has eight RBI in his last seven games. He’s hit 24 home runs this season.
Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Guardians (21) pic.twitter.com/5Z2vPSwszL
— MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) July 30, 2022
For Cleveland, Jose Ramirez, a +5500 longshot contender in the AL MVP odds, has slugged two homers and driven in six runs over the past six games. He’s second in the AL with 59 extra-base hits.
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Diamondbacks vs Guardians Prediction
The Diamondbacks, among the worst road teams in MLB, are sending out a kid to make his MLB debut on the road. Cleveland is going with the 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner on the bump.
— Baseball Today (@dailymlbtweets) August 2, 2022
Arizona beat Cleveland 6-3 on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks haven’t won consecutive road games since June 8-9 at Cincinnati.
Pick: Cleveland Guardians ML (-235)
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