New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians MLB betting odds and predictions

Indians host Yankees in Potential Baseball Betting Games Playoff Preview

July 12, 2018 MLB Baseball

While the New York Yankees were still successful under Joe Girardi it was time for a change.  Despite success and playoff appearances Girardi’s Yankees were unable to finish.  Above all they would fail in the most important baseball betting games.  As a result, Girardi was shown the door after last year’s playoff failure.  Aaron Boone was summoned to jumpstart the team.  Indeed, the Bronx Bombers had gone stale.  It was a case of being good but not good enough.  While New York is a contender the real test comes later.  That is the playoffs in October.

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians  

Date and Time: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 7:15 p.m. ET

Location:  Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

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Yankees vs. Indians TV Coverage:  FOX

Cleveland

Cleveland remains in excellent hands with manager Terry Francona.  Concurrently he has been the spark that has reignited this franchise.  Due to his arrival in 2013 the Tribe is now a perennial contender.  Consider the Indians have made the playoffs two of the last three seasons.  In addition, they won the 2016 American League pennant.  Francona must be considered among the top minds in the game.  On the whole he is the most important man in Cleveland.

New York

New York has won six of their last ten baseball betting games. And has played their best baseball on the road.  Indeed, the Pinstripes are 26-18 away from home.  Just 17 of those 44 road tilts went under the total.  Equivalent to that is the Indians strong home record.  Cleveland has paid out in 28 out of 45 games at Progressive Field.  Just 14 of those home matchups have gone under the total.  New York is second to Boston in the American League East.  Meanwhile Cleveland is atop the American League Central.

Team Stats to Consider

New York’s sportsbook strength is their balance.  For example, they rank second in MLB for both run production and earned run average.  No other team has hit as many home runs as the Bronx Bombers.  Additionally, they rank second in the Big Leagues for OPS.  A clear difference in his matchup with Cleveland is on the hill.  The Tribe ranks 15th in MLB for staff ERA.  Much of that can be attributed to the bullpen.  Cleveland ranks dead last in MLB for bullpen ERA.  In comparison the Yankee bullpen ranks second best in the game.

Team vs. Team

Head to head the Yankees have won eight of their last 13 against Cleveland.  Just four of the last 11 in this series have gone under the total.  Correspondingly New York is 7-5 in their last 12 games at Progressive Field.  Moreover, just four of the last 17 in this series at Cleveland went under the total.

Pitching Mound

Left hander CC Sabathia is the scheduled starter for New York.  Of course, he is well known as an ace on the staff.  Sabathia is 6-4 with a 3.34 ERA.  Right hander Mike Cleavinger is scheduled to take the hill for Cleveland.  He is 7-4 with a 3.34 ERA.

Matchup to Watch

New York brings excellent baseball betting games value as a road team.  Not withstanding Cleveland’s good home mark. Although they face a good home team Sabathia is the difference here.  After that the Pinstripes have the better bullpen.  In sum the Yankees will bring a good price as a quality road team.

Yankees vs. Indians MLB Betting Odds Picks

New York is the call in this one!

Baseball Betting Online Pick: New York Yankees

Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction:  Yankees 5, Indians 3