2023 Guardians World Series Odds, Division Futures, Best Bets, More

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Cleveland Guardians

Betting Overview
Divisional Odds+115
Pennant Odds+1200
World Series Odds+2500
Regular Season Wins86.5
To Make PlayoffsYes -150 / No +122

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Best Bet: Guardians To Win AL Pennant (+1400)

D.J. James: This is more of a play on the rest of the American League Central. While the news of Triston McKenzie starting the season in the injured list definitely knocks the Guardians down a peg, this team should be able to win the American League Central, and at that point, the playoffs are a crapshoot.

Hunter Gaddis is likely replacing McKenzie for the time being. Across 57 games in the minors, he held a 3.90 ERA, so he can hold the rotation slot with Konnor Pilkington possibly waiting in the wings.

This team still has a solid cast around the pitching staff. They have Trevor Stephan, James Karinchak, Enyel De Los Santos, Eli Morgan and Emmanuel Clase to close out games, so manager Terry Francona has plenty of options.

Spearheaded by Steven Kwan leading off and never striking out, the lineup is not bad, either. They added Mike Zunino and Josh Bell to the mix, who help bolster a lineup that lacked a bit of power. Amed Rosario and Andrés Giménez had career years, and José Ramírez can hit with the best of the league. If Oscar González can display some patience, he has a bright career ahead of him.

Top to bottom, this team has more depth than the talented, but oft-injured Chicago White Sox. The Minnesota Twins also have a questionable pitching staff, so betting on the team that can get through the division and be undervalued for the playoffs is a decent look.

If the Guardians can get to October with a healthy pitching staff, this team can hold most teams in check.

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