New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians Free Pick

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The Cleveland Indians are playing host to the New York Yankees at Progressive Field. This AL matchup will be televised across the country on Fox and the game gets underway 7:15 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians Odds

New York (+100) is the underdog against Cleveland (-110) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at -130 for the over and +110 for the under. The games current runline odds sit at -210 for taking the Yankees +1.5 runs and +175 for the Indians -1.5 runs.

The Indians are 51-42 straight up (SU) and 43-49 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 13.1 units for moneyline bettors and 11.1 units (ATS). The Yankees have gone 61-32 SU this year and are 50-42 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 9.7 units for moneyline bettors and 6.0 units ATS.

Cleveland games have had an over/under record of 49-40-3 so far in 2018. The Yankees have been a decent under bet with a total record of 40-49-3.

The left-handed CC Sabathia is getting the nod for the visiting Yankees. Sabathia (6-4, 3.34 ERA) has recorded 75 strikeouts in 94.1 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Cleveland this year.

The Indians are sending righty Mike Clevinger (7-4, 3.34 ERA) to the mound. Clevinger has 110 punchouts and 39 walks to his name, as well as a 1.23 WHIP. Clevinger is 0-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 2.45 ERA in one start against New York this year.

Cleveland’s pitching staff has yielded 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have a 3.44 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.39 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The Cleveland hitters are putting up 5.1 runs per outing, including 6.0 per game over its last 10 games and 7.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .294/.365/.537 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Francisco Lindor has helped lead the Indians offense this year with 25 home runs, 62 RBIs, 85 runs and 13 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.99 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.95 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.65, along with a K-per-9 of 11.50.

Yankees hitters have slashed .253/.334/.465 on their way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 7.2 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

New York’s offense has been led by Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton is slashing .275/.346/.521 with 23 home runs, 55 RBIs and 58 runs scored.

The Indians are coming off a 6-5 victory in the prior game of this series.

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
  • New York has recorded 24.6 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 games and 29.2 over its last five.