New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians Betting Preview

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The New York Yankees will be taking on the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. This AL matchup will begin at 1:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to SportsTime Ohio to catch the game.

New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians Odds

Cleveland (-120) is hosting this one as the favorite over New York (+110) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this day game at 9 runs (-110 for the under and -110 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds coming in at Yankees +1.5 runs (-190) and Indians -1.5 runs (+165).

The Indians are 51-43 straight up (SU) and 44-49 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 12.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.1 units (ATS). Cleveland has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the total went over in five of those seven. The Yankees have gone 62-32 SU this year and are 50-43 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 8.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 5.0 units ATS. New York is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Cleveland games have had an over/under record of 50-40-3 thus far in 2018. New York has been a decent under bet with a total record of 41-49-3.

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is the projected starter for the visiting Yankees. Tanaka is 7-2 with a 4.68 ERA and 78 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Indians this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Indians are putting the ball in the right hand of Trevor Bauer (8-6, 2.23 ERA), who’s got 168 punchouts and 41 walks this season as well as a 1.07 WHIP. Bauer is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA in one start against New York this year.

Cleveland’s pitchers have given up 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have a 3.47 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.32 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The Cleveland offense has produced 5.1 runs per contest, including 5.8 per game over its last 10 games and 7.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .266/.345/.474 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez have led the Indians hitters this year. Lindor is hitting .294/.370/.568 with 25 home runs, 62 RBIs, 85 runs and 13 steals, while Ramirez’s line is .299/.400/.630 with 29 homers, 70 RBIs, 67 runs and 19 steals.

In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.01 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.88 K/9. The bullpen has managed an outstanding ERA of just 2.63, along with a WHIP of 1.23.

Yankees hitters have slashed .253/.334/.465 on their way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge continue to lead New York’s hitters. Stanton is slashing .275/.345/.518 with 23 home runs, 55 RBIs and 58 runs scored, while Judge is hitting .277/.394/.548 with 25 homers, 60 RBIs and 66 runs scored.

The Yankees have lost 5.0 units and are 35-29 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 30 of those games, compared to 33 that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Indians have lost 16.1 units and are 30-38 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 36 of those games, compared to 29 that went under the total.

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in four of New York’s last seven contests.
  • The Yankees have won three of their last four games SU.
  • New York has recorded 24.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 25.0 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.