Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees Matchup

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The Cleveland Indians will take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. SportsTime Ohio will televise this AL showdown and the game gets underway at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers have listed New York (-125) as the favorite over Cleveland (+115). Gamblers are able to bet on the games total with odds posted at -110 for over 10 runs and -110 for under 10. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds standing at -180 for the Indians +1.5 runs and +160 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The Yankees are 23-10 SU and 18-14 ATS. They’ve gained 6.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.8 units against the spread (ATS). New York has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Indians have gone 17-16 SU this year and are 13-19 ATS. In total, the teams lost 5.2 units for moneyline gamblers in the seasons early going and 7.0 units ATS. Cleveland’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in all seven of them.

Yankees games have an over/under record of 19-12-1 so far in 2018. The Indians have an over/under record of 17-15.

Mike Clevinger will get the nod for the visiting Indians. The right-handed Clevinger is 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA and 29 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Yankees are putting the ball in the hands of righty Domingo German (0-1, 3.77 ERA), who’s got 18 strikeouts and seven walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.47. German did not record a start against the Indians in 2017.

Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 3.56 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 8.27 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.09, along with a WHIP of 1.08 and a K/9 of 9.22.

Indians hitters have slashed .244/.314/.424 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 7.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 8.8 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Third baseman Jose Ramirez and shortstop Francisco Lindor have led Cleveland’s hitters. Ramirez is slashing .291/.379/.575 with nine home runs, 21 RBIs and 21 runs scored, while Lindor has a .284 average with eight homers, 19 RBIs, 25 runs and five stolen bases.

Putting up a slash line of .220/.270/.439 across 241 plate appearances, Lindor taken a step back when hitting righties on the road last year (compared to his total season line of .273/.337/.505).

In the home-team dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game overall this year. The teams starters have an ERA of 3.44, a WHIP of 1.13 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 3.44 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 12.9 K/9.

New York’s hitters have put up 5.8 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over their last five. The teams hit .232/.303/.393 over its last five matchups and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius and right fielder Aaron Judge have led the Yankees hitters so far. Gregorius is slashing .319/.403/.681 with 10 home runs, 30 RBIs and 27 runs scored, and Judge’s line is .295/.420/.557 with eight homers, 21 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

Judge performed well against righty pitching at home last year. Across 257 such plate appearances, he slashed .318/.424/.771 (compared to his overall season line of .284/.422/.627).

The Indians have lost 5.8 units and are 8-12 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 10 of those games, as opposed to 10 that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 2.9 units and are 12-10 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 14 of those games, compared to seven that went under.

Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Indians have lost three of their last four games SU while the Yankees have won 14 of their last 15 SU.
  • The Cleveland defense has allowed eight errors over the last 10 games, compared to three errors for New York over its last 10.
  • The Indians have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.