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Most sports betting operators predict the Cleveland Guardians to finish second or third in the American League Central in the 2024 campaign. However, that projection creates a favorable opportunity, as a futures bet on Cleveland to win the division could turn you a nice profit if the Guardians take advantage of a relatively weak division.

In this piece, you’ll find the latest Cleveland Guardians betting odds for both upcoming games and long-term results. You’ll also be able to learn how to bet on the team and where you can watch the games, as well as review a brief history of the franchise.

How can you bet on the Cleveland Guardians on a sports betting site in Ohio?

You can bet on the Cleveland Guardians using a sports betting site in Ohio by choosing from any of the legal and licensed operators listed on OHBetting.com. We only list bookies that have been approved by the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC), so you can trust your personal and financial information will be protected at all times through these sites. Here’s how you can start betting on the Guardians today:

  1. Inform yourself about Ohio Sportsbooks: Ohio has a vast sports betting landscape with a wide range of sports betting sites to choose from. To make things easier for you, we’ve composed thorough reviews of each gambling operator, including information about their welcome offers, how their mobile apps are performing, if loyalty programs are available, and much more.
  2. Complete your sportsbook registrations: Ohio law doesn’t limit you to only playing with one sports betting site, so feel free to try them out and see which site is the best fit for you. You can register for these sites using links in the reviews we mentioned above, and you’ll also be able to check for applicable promo codes for the welcome bonuses.
  3. Fund your bankroll: Online sports betting sites have a few options that are widely available for sports betting, such as online banking, PayPal, and debit cards, though some operators will also allow Venmo, Skrill, and PayNearMe. Remember to only deposit what you can afford to lose - ALWAYS bet within your means.
  4. Develop your betting strategy: Getting as much information ahead of the game is crucial to betting success. Looking up recent results, what type of pitchers the Guardians’ opponents use and how Cleveland’s hitters find success against those pitches, details about the umpiring crew, weather patterns, and more are all relevant and can give you an edge before locking in your wagers.
  5. Find which sportsbook offers the best odds for your games: Finally, look around and see what sportsbooks have the most favorable odds listed for the best you want to play. For example, some sportsbooks will have better odds on the Guardians run line while others can have a wider list of player props and higher payouts on a Cleveland player to hit a home run. Even small differences in the odds between these sportsbooks can lead to higher profits in the long run.

How do I watch or stream the Cleveland Guardians in Ohio?

You can watch the Cleveland Guardians in Ohio by tuning your TV to Bally Sports Ohio for most contests, though select matchups will air on FOX, ESPN, TBS, or MLB Network. You can also stream games through MLB TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu + LIve.

Which bet types can you choose for the Cleveland Guardians?

Sports betting sites in Ohio will have many different bet types you can choose from when gambling on the Cleveland Guardians, and each is worthy of consideration for addition to your betting slip. Here are some of the most popular ways to play.

  • Moneyline bets: The most straightforward way to play, moneyline bets are wagers on the winning team, regardless of the number of runs scored or innings played before getting to the final score.
  • Run line bets: Think of run line bets the same way as a spread bet works in football. Rather than picking a straight-up winner, the run line acts as a handicap (typically 1.5 runs, though in some cases more) to provide more player-friendly odds than the moneyline if you think the betting favorite will win big. For example, if the Guardians were favorites by 1.5 on the runline, they must win by at least two runs for this bet type to be scored as a Cleveland win.
  • Props: Player- and team-focused prop bets have surged in popularity in recent years thanks to the introduction of the same game parlay (which combines multiple betting outcomes into a single wager for a shot at a potentially massive payday relative to the stake amount). Props aren’t necessarily dependent on the outcome of the game, so you can win with a Guardians prop bet even if the team loses. Some examples would include whether Shane Bieber will record more than six strikeouts, José Ramírez hitting a home run at any time, and whether or not Cleveland will score in the first inning.

Where do the Cleveland Guardians play home games?

The Cleveland Guardians play their home games at Progressive Field (2401 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44115), which has been the home venue since 1994. Originally Jacobs Field, the facility was renamed in 2008. The ballpark is owned by Cuyahoga County.

How to get tickets to see the Cleveland Guardians play

Your best chance to get tickets to see the Cleveland Guardians play is to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster or through a resale site like SeatGeek, StubHub, or Vivid Seats. Tickets at Progressive Field are mobile-only, so you’ll need to have your phone or another mobile device ready to scan for entry into the ballpark.

For season ticket information, head to the Guardians’ team website where you can browse information about the different packages that are available. You can also call 216-420-4487 to speak with a ticketing representative.

Yes, the Cleveland Guardians have official links to multiple sportsbooks. In January 2023, the team introduced a multi-year partnership with bet365 Ohio to become the official mobile betting partner of the team. Additionally, in August 2023, the team opened a Fanatics Sportsbook Ohio outside of Progressive Field.

History of the Cleveland Guardians

While the history of the Cleveland Guardians has been somewhat sparse in the championships department, the team still has many memorable moments throughout its time in Major League Baseball. Here are some of the key dates to know.

  • 1896: The Columbus Buckeyes, who would later become the Cleveland Guardians, are first formed as members of the Western League. The team would go through several name and city changes in a short span thereafter, including the Columbus Senators in 1897, the Grand Rapids Furniture Makers in 1899, and the Cleveland Bluebirds (or Cleveland Blues, for short) in 1901.
  • 1901: Cleveland enters the American League as one of eight charter members, joining the original Baltimore Orioles, Boston Americans, Chicago White Stockings, Detroit Tigers, original Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Athletics, and Washington Senators.
  • 1902: Another name change occurs, as this time, the franchise becomes the Cleveland Bonchos.
  • 1903: In honor of player-manager Nap Lajoie, Cleveland rebrands once more as the Cleveland Naps, a name that would stick through the 1914 campaign.
  • 1915: As a reported nod to Louis Sockalexis, an outfielder who is credited as being the first Native American to play in Major League Baseball, Cleveland changes the name to become the Indians. This moniker had a bit more staying power, lasting more than a century before the next name change.
  • August 1920: In a game against the New York Yankees, Indians shortstop Ray Chapman was hit in the head with a pitch, fracturing his skull. Chapman passed away the next day and is the only player in baseball history to be fatally injured by a pitched ball.
  • October 1920: Cleveland defeats the Brooklyn Robins five games to two to win their first World Series championship. Of note, this World Series featured the first pitcher to hit a home run, the first World Series grand slam, and thus far the only triple play in World Series history.
  • 1936: Cleveland signs 17-year-old pitcher Bob Feller, who would become one of the most storied players in the team’s history. Feller would spend his entire Major League career with the Indians, though he left the team to serve with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He finished his 18-year career as an eight-time All-Star; Feller also led MLB in strikeouts seven times, won the Pitching Triple Crown in 1940, and was a World Series champion.
  • 1947: The Indians break the American League’s color barrier by signing centerfielder Larry Doby, three months after the Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson. Doby would later become the first black ballplayer to hit a home run in the World Series.
  • 1948: Needing to improve their pitching depth, Cleveland signs 41-year-old Negro League star Satchel Paige. The move paid off, as the Indians would go on to win the World Series for the second time in club history, defeating the Boston Braves four games to two.
  • 1954: Cleveland sets an American League record for wins in a season with 111. The mark stood for 44 years until the Yankees won 114 games in 1998. However, the MLB season was eight games shorter in 1954 than in 1998, meaning Cleveland’s .721 win percentage is still an American League record.
  • 1960: The Indians start a 33-year stretch where the team did not finish at or above second place in the American League. The overall playoff drought extended from the 1954 World Series win to the 1995 postseason.
  • 1974: “Ten Cent Beer Night” becomes one of the biggest promotional flops in sports history, as a game between Cleveland and the Texas Rangers ends prematurely due to crowd rioting. As the game carried on, an increasingly inebriated crowd began throwing things onto the field, lighting firecrackers, streaking onto the field, and confronting players. In the ninth innings, players had to use their bats to defend themselves from the unruly mob. The game ended in a forfeit with the win going to the Rangers.
  • 1990: Cuyahoga County voters approve a new tax that would be used to help fund Jacobs Field at the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex. Jacobs Field opened in 1994 and is still in use today (though the name has changed to Progressive Field).
  • 1993: A boat carrying pitchers Tim Crews, Bob Ojeda, and Steve Olin crashes into a pier in Florida. Crews and Olin were killed in the crash while Ojeda was seriously injured, missing the entire 1993 season and retiring in 1994.
  • 1995: The 41-year playoff drought ends as Cleveland returns to the postseason with a run to the World Series. However, the run would come up just short as the Indians fell to the Atlanta Braves four games to two.
  • 1997: Cleveland again makes it to the World Series, though this time, the Indians would lose in seven games to the Florida Marlins. Despite holding a lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning in Game Seven, closer José Mesa blew the save and the Marlins would walk off as champions in the bottom of the 11th.
  • 2000: Larry Dolan buys the team from the Jacobs family for $320 million. At the time, this was the record amount of money for the sale of a baseball team.
  • 2016: After several team rebuilding campaigns, Cleveland returns to the World Series against the long-suffering Chicago Cubs. At the time, Cleveland’s championship drought spanned 64 years while the Cubs were at 108 years without a World Series title. Despite rallying to score three runs in the eighth inning to tie the game, a rain delay after the ninth inning gave the reeling Cubs an opportunity to regroup, and Chicago would score two runs in the top of the 10th inning en route to an 8-7 win.
  • 2020: Following years of protest over the team’s name and mascot “Chief Wahoo,” Cleveland announces the team would be changing its name following the 2021 season. The franchise would first take the field as the Cleveland Guardians during the 2022 campaign.

Yes, wagering on the Cleveland Guardians is legal in Ohio. The Buckeye State launched sports betting on January 1, 2023, after Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 29 into law on December 22, 2021. You can wager on Major League Baseball, as well as the NFL, NBA, NHL, and collegiate athletics if you’re within the state borders.


Are there any special promotions for betting on the Cleveland Guardians?

Yes, there will be special promotions for betting on the Cleveland Guardians once the start of the 2024 MLB Season draws closer. Stay tuned to OHBetting.com for information about the latest and greatest Guardians betting offers.

What should I know about the Cleveland Guardians' current performance before betting?

Some key data points to know about the Cleveland Guardians’ current performance before betting are their recent performances against common opponents, splits between day and night games, results against righthanded and lefthanded pitchers, effectiveness against the types of pitches thrown by their opponents, and batting average on balls in play (BABIP).

How do I analyze the Cleveland Guardians' stats for effective betting?

There are many ways to analyze the Cleveland Guardians’ states for effective betting. However, the important thing to remember is that even though the majority of useful data points to one conclusion, there’s still no guarantee those trends continue from game to game. Past results can be a strong indicator of future performance, but they don’t always pan out.

What are the best betting strategies for Cleveland Guardians games?

The best betting strategies for Cleveland Guardians games are to avoid betting on heavy favorites on the moneyline, pay attention to weather conditions, know the umpiring crews working the game, and shop the odds to find the best value for the wagers you intend to make.

Can I bet on individual players of the Cleveland Guardians?

Yes, you can bet on individual players of the Cleveland Guardians. When looking at single-game odds, you can find them in the “Player Props” section if you think José Ramírez is going to hit a home run or Shane Bieber will record more than five strikeouts. You can also look at the “Futures” section of a sports betting site to take a look at awards races.