Cleveland Guardians Odds
The Cleveland Guardians entered the 2023 Major League Baseball season with plenty of promise after making it to last year’s Division Series. Time will tell if the Guardians can break their 74-season World Series winless streak — the longest championship drought in baseball.
With legal and regulated sports betting in Ohio, and with Progressive Field housing its own retail sportsbook, betting on Cleveland Guardians baseball is taking off. The Guardians have partnered with Fanatics for their retail sportsbook and Bet365 for their Ohio online sportsbook. Most betting operators will be offering competitive sportsbook promos in Ohio as well, be sure to check them out.
Here’s how to bet on the Guardians online in Ohio, including live game odds, Guardians World Series odds and prop odds for Cleveland’s best players.
Today’s Guardians odds: Moneyline, World Series, props
Below, find the latest odds on today’s Guardians game from the top online sportsbooks in Ohio. You’ll also find Guardians World Series odds and top Guardians player props. Click on any odds to go to the sportsbook, sign up for an account and claim your bonus.
Today’s Guardians odds
Guardians World Series, AL odds
José Ramírez MVP, prop odds
What is the Guardians’ run line?
The run line is like the point spread in sports like football and basketball. You must factor the run line into the final score of a game to determine the run line betting winner. Run lines are set at 1.5 runs, although larger run lines are available at differing odds. A Cleveland Guardians run line might look like this at a sportsbook like Caesars Ohio:
- Chicago White Sox +1.5 (-125) at Cleveland Guardians -1.5 (+115)
You can bet on either the Guardians winning by two or more or on the Sox winning outright or losing by just a single run. You’ll find the odds in parentheses on each side. With the run line factored in, the moneyline favorite Guardians become an underdog and the underdog Sox are the favorite. Bets on Cleveland get paid $115, plus the bet back, for every $100 bet, if Cleveland covers the run line. Bets on the Sox get paid $100, plus the bet back, for every $125 bet, if Cleveland fails to cover the run line.
What is the Guardians’ moneyline?
The moneyline is where you pick MLB game winners straight up, with no run line. You pick a team to win a particular game and lock in the currently posted odds when you place the bet. A Cleveland Guardians moneyline might look like this at DraftKings Sportsbook in Ohio:
- Chicago White Sox +160 at Cleveland Guardians -180
You can bet either the Guardians at -180 or the Sox at +160. Bet on the Guardians and if they win, you’ll earn $100, plus your bet back, for every $180 bet. Bet on the White Sox and if they win, you’ll earn $160, plus your bet back, for every $100 bet. The odds could change ahead of the first pitch, but you lock in the currently posted odds when you place your moneyline bet.
Betting on Guardians totals
Totals, also known as the over/under, are bets on the combined score by both teams in an MLB game ending up over or under a line set by oddsmakers. A Cleveland Guardians totals line might look like this on the FanDuel app in Ohio:
- Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians OVER(-105)/ UNDER(-110) 8.5
You can bet on nine runs or more being scored at -105 or eight runs or less at -110. Bet the over and get paid $100, plus your bet back, for every $105 bet, if the teams combine to score nine or more. Bet the under and get paid $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 bet, if the teams combine to score eight or fewer.
Betting on Guardians props & futures
Cleveland Guardians betting is more than just sports betting odds. You can bet on all kinds of Cleveland Guardians props and futures at Ohio MLB betting sites. Game stats, MLB awards and season-long achievements all fall under these MLB categories. Here’s a look at the things you might want to bet on in the MLB props and futures markets:
- Which team will score first in a game
- Will there be a run scored in the first inning?
- Over/under on hits, runs or errors in a game
- Over/under on home runs in a game
- Over/under on a specific player’s hits, runs and RBIs in a game
- Over/under on a pitcher’s strikeouts in a game
- Will a particular player hit a home run?
- Head-to-head player vs. player matchups on hits, runs, RBIs or strikeouts in a game
Guardians manager & bench staff
Here’s a look at the Cleveland Guardians current manager and coaches:
- Manager: Terry Francona
- Bench Coach: DeMarlo Hale
- Hitting Coach: Chris Valaika
- Assistant Hitting Coach: Victor Rodriguez
- Pitching Coach: Carl Willis
- Assistant Pitching Coach: Joe Torres
- First Base Coach: Sandy Alomar Jr.
- Third Base Coach: Mike Sarbaugh
- Bullpen Coach: Brian Sweeney
- Assistant Coach: Kyle Hudson
Cleveland Guardians home games
- Home Stadium: Progressive Field (Jacobs Field from 1994–2007)
- Address: 2401 Ontario Street
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Owner: Cuyahoga County
- Operator: Gateway Economic Development Corporation
- Baseball Capacity: 34,830
- Ground Breaking: Jan. 13, 1992
- Opened: April 2, 1994
- Construction Cost: $175 million
- Previous Guardians Home: Cleveland Stadium (1932–1933, 1937–1993)
How to watch or listen to Guardians games
Bally Sports Great Lakes, formerly SportsTime Ohio, holds the exclusive regional cable TV rights to Cleveland Guardians games. Rick Manning and Matt Underwood call the action with Andre Knott reporting. You can stream games on the Bally Sports app and ballysports.com by authenticating your cable subscription or pay-tv service. Plus, you can stream games out-of-market via MLB.TV.
The flagship stations in the Cleveland Guardians Radio Network are WTAM-AM: Cleveland, OH – AM 1100 and WMMS-FM: Cleveland, OH – 100.7 FM. The radio broadcast team is led by Tom Hamilton, the “Voice of the Indians.”
Signature franchise moment
In 1995, Cleveland won its first AL pennant since 1954 and looked like they might win the World Series for the first time since 1948. Unfortunately, the Indians lost the World Series in six games to the Atlanta Braves.
However, they still hustled hard to beat the Seattle Mariners in the ALCS to get to the World Series, including the clinching Game 6 that included the following signature moment, where Kenny Lofton scores from second base on a passed ball courtesy of all-world pitcher Randy Johnson.
Guardians facts & figures
- Franchise Value: $1.16 billion
- Owners: Lawrence Dolan, Paul Dolan
- Paid: Purchased from Richard Jacobs for $323 million in 2020
- Numbers Retired: The Guardians have retired seven numbers:
- Earl Averill, 3
- Lou Boudreau, 5
- Larry Doby, 14
- Mel Harder, 18
- Bob Feller, 19
- Bob Lemon, 21
- The Fans 455 (455 consecutive sellouts at Jacobs Field between 1995 and 2001)
- MLB Video Game Rating: The Guardians are ranked 25th overall on the MLB The Show 21 video game. Team ratings include 24 for Contact, 26 for Power, 24 for Pitching, 15 for Defense and 12 for Speed.
- Best Guardians Pitching Season: Jim Bagby won 31 games for the 1920 Indians and that remains a team record. The most wins by an Indians pitcher in the modern era was the 24 Gaylord Perry posted in 1972. Shane Bieber put up a 1.63 ERA in 2020, the best by a Cleveland pitcher since the 1960s.
- Best Guardians Hitting Seasons: Jim Thome‘s 52 home runs in 2002 was the most ever by a Cleveland hitter. Manny Ramirez‘s .351 batting average in 2002 was the best by a Cleveland hitter since the 1940s.
Four more notable Guardians numbers
- Richest Contract: Jose Ramirez signed a 7-year / $141 million contract with the Cleveland Guardians, which is fully guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $20,142,857. In 2023, Ramirez will earn a base salary of $14M, while carrying a total salary of $14M.
- Cleveland AL MVP winners: (3) George Burns (1926), Lou Boudreau (1948), and Al Rosen (1953)
- Cleveland AL Cy Young Award Winners: (6) Gaylord Perry (1972), CC Sabathia (2007), Cliff Lee (2008), Corey Kluber (2014, 2017), Shane Bieber (2020)
- Cleveland AL Rookie of the Year winners: (4) Herb Score (1955), Chris Chambliss (1971), Joe Charboneau (1980), Sandy Alomar, Jr. (1990)
Ohio responsible gaming programs
- Ohio Lottery’s Play Responsibly Program: The Ohio Lottery Commission facilitates access to resources like treatment programs, critical facts concerning problem gambling, and warning signs to be aware of. Additionally, they link to the Ohio Voluntary Exclusion Program, offering individuals the chance to self-exclude from casinos, racinos, or sportsbooks for set timeframes. The option to register for this self-exclusion is available online.
- The Ohio for Responsible Gambling program: This initiative is driven by the aim to encourage responsible gambling, collating resources from state institutions including the Ohio Lottery Commission, Ohio Casino Control Commission, Ohio State Racing Commission, and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. This collective project offers guidance on responsible gambling, information on problem gambling warning signs, and a range of treatment possibilities for those negatively affected by gambling.