Betting On The Cleveland Guardians In Ohio

With the recent passage of HB29, sports betting is on the horizon for Ohio. While the details still need to be ironed out, teams like the Cleveland Guardians (formerly known as the Cleveland Indians) will finally get the support of their loyal home fans in the form of sports wagers as early as fall 2022. Let’s break down everything you need to know about betting odds for the Cleveland Guardians in Ohio.

Cleveland Guardians Odds At The Best Sportsbooks

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DraftKings+7500
FanDuel+8000
BetMGM+8500

Where Can You Bet On The Cleveland Guardians?

Although sports betting is just getting off the ground in Ohio, you’ll eventually be able to bet on the Cleveland Guardians using mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. These bets will be placeable so long as you are within Ohio.

You’ll also likely be able to place bets at retail sportsbooks, which may be constructed at Ohio casinos, sporting arenas and stadiums, and, even potentially, sports bars. Time will tell just how many sports betting venues or opportunities Ohio residents will be able to enjoy, so be sure to check here regularly for updates throughout 2022.

Cleveland Guardians Schedule 2022

  • Guardians vs. Kansas City – Thurs., Mar 31
  • Guardians vs. Kansas City – Sat., Apr 2
  • Guardians vs. Kansas City – Sun., Apr 3
  • Guardians vs. Minnesota Twins – Mon., Apr 4
  • Guardians. vs. Minnesota Twins – Tues., Apr 5

Cleveland Guardians Betting News And Updates

  • The Cleveland Guardians currently are seen as longshots for winning the 2022 World Series.
  • The Cleveland Indians change their name to the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The Cleveland Indians finish second in the AL Central for the 2021 season.
  • The Cleveland Indians rank 18th in the baseball majors by averaging 4.43 runs per game.
  • Bryan Shaw, a Cleveland Guardians veteran, led the team throughout the 2021 season after pitching in 81 games as well as setting the franchise record for total relief appearances in a single season

How Cleveland Guardians Betting Odds Are Calculated

Betting odds for the Cleveland Guardians are always calculated — thanks to the work of professional statisticians called oddsmakers. These professionals gather official league data and create enjoyable betting odds for both underdog and favorite bettors alike.

In general, oddsmakers use the same odds generation techniques across sports betting platforms. That’s why line shoppers will find relatively similar odds for a given sporting event or betting line across platforms, with only minor differences from book to book. However, that still means one book may have slightly more favorable odds for a given match.

Cleveland Guardians Moneyline Odds

Moneyline odds for baseball teams like the Cleveland Guardians are calculated using “+” signs for underdog teams and “–“ signs for favored teams. Moneyline odds tell you the likelihood for one team or the other to win a match regardless of the point or run total. Here’s an example:

  • Cleveland Guardians +200
  • New York Yankees -300

In this example, the Yankees are favored to win. Sports bettors would have to wager $300 to win $100 by betting on the Yankees. In contrast, sports bettors who wager $100 on the Cleveland Guardians winning would potentially net $200 if their team is successful.

Moneyline odds are great places to start if you are new to sports betting or if you just want to wager on a team winning a match, plain and simple.

Cleveland Guardians Point Spreads

Point spread bets are popular sports wagers for baseball teams as well. The odds tell you one of two things:

  • By how many points a favored team needs to win a game for a bettor to take home a prize
  • By how many points an underdog team needs to lose for a bettor to win

Here’s an example of point spreads with a hypothetical Cleveland Guardians matchup:

  • Cleveland Guardians +4.0
  • New York Yankees -4.0

In this example, a sports bettor who wagers on the Cleveland Guardians just needs the team to win outright or lose by less than four points to win the bet. A sports wagerer who bets on the New York Yankees needs the Yankees to win by more than four points to take home cash.

Cleveland Guardians Futures Odds

Of course, baseball sports betting wouldn’t be complete without futures odds. Futures odds concern the outcome of future events, and oftentimes the World Series. Futures odds are usually shown with + or – signs next to odds in the thousands or hundreds.

Typically, odds are higher and potential payouts are greater earlier in the season. Until the World Series decreases, futures odds and potential payouts get lower. For instance, the Cleveland Guardians currently have low odds to win the World Series, around +7000 depending on the sportsbook you check out.

However, if baseball fans bets on the Guardians and win, they could receive tons of cash for their wager.

Cleveland Guardians Prop Bets

Sports wagering fans also will want to check out prop bets for the Cleveland Guardians. Prop bets involve specific events or momentary outcomes throughout the season without concerning themselves with who wins a game outright. Examples include:

  • Whether a player will hit a home run
  • Whether a player will be injured
  • Whether a player will win the MVP award at the end of the season

Prop bets are fun, engaging, and easy to get into for newcomers to sports betting.

How To Bet On The Cleveland Guardians In Ohio

Betting on the Cleveland Guardians in Ohio should be relatively straightforward, especially if you use a mobile betting app. The process should follow steps as follows:

  • First, choose the sportsbook app you wish to use and download it to your mobile device. Installation should begin automatically.
  • Next, register for the sportsbook by providing key personal information to the sportsbook operator.
  • Fund your sportsbook account using an electronic or physical deposit method.
  • Navigate to the sports betting line of your choice using the sportsbook’s interface.
  • Lastly, put your wager down and see whether you are successful!

Odds are that Ohio will not restrict mobile sports wagering to retail casinos or sportsbook locations. You should be able to bet to your heart’s content from the comfort of your couch.

Live Betting On Cleveland Guardians In Ohio

Most Ohio sportsbooks will also allow you to place live baseball bets on the Cleveland Guardians. Live bets use automated algorithms to offer special betting odds and unique wagering opportunities that take place and resolve in the middle of the action. Some sportsbooks will even include livestreaming interfaces so you can watch the action unfold as you put your money down.

How To Bet On The World Series In Ohio

The World Series will be a major event for Ohio sports bettors in 2022, even if they don’t necessarily want to bet on the Cleveland Guardians. You’ll be able to bet using futures wagers on any standard sports betting device in addition to many retail sportsbooks that may eventually be constructed throughout Ohio.

Even if the Cleveland Guardians don’t make it to the World Series, you will still be able to place bets on the teams that remain. However, the earlier you place a futures World Series bet, the greater your potential for a big payout!

Cleveland Guardians Partnerships

The Cleveland Guardians haven’t announced any sportsbook partnerships. This could change once the list of potential sportsbook licenses starts to trickle out of news outlets.

Cleveland Guardians Stadium

The home stadium for the Cleveland Guardians is Progressive Field, which replaced Cleveland Stadium in 1994. It has a total seating capacity of 42,865 people and has undergone two different renovations. This ballpark comes with several quality amenities like eateries, a multilevel restaurant, and a children’s play area located on the mezzanine.

Cleveland Guardians Odds FAQs

How are Ohio betting odds for the Cleveland Guardians calculated?

All odds used by official sportsbooks will be calculated using official league data by professional line makers or statisticians.

How popular is betting on the Cleveland Guardians?

Odds are that betting on the Cleveland Guardians will be very popular once sports wagering is fully up and running in Ohio. For now, betting on the Cleveland Guardians isn’t as popular as it could be otherwise.

Do Ohio’s legal sportsbooks offer bets on the Cleveland Guardians?

Not yet. Ohio doesn’t have any legal sportsbooks to speak of. But that could change in 2022.

Do the Cleveland Guardians have any partnerships with a sportsbook?

Not yet. However, once sportsbooks start applying for licensure in Ohio, the Cleveland Guardians may decide to partner with one or more of them.

Where can you bet on the World Series in Ohio?

Once sports wagering is fully established in Ohio, you’ll be able to bet on the World Series throughout Ohio using a mobile betting app.

Is DraftKings legal in Ohio?

Only to offer daily fantasy sports; DraftKings doesn’t yet offer legal sports wagering.

About the Author

Amber Hoffman

Amber Hoffman is Managing Editor of OhioSharp.com. A recovering attorney, she's spent almost a decade developing and managing websites and writing for a variety of industries including food, lifestyle, and sports sites.