Well, things have not quite gone to plan for the Cleveland Indians this weekend. They will send out Carlos Carrasco (5-2, 2.47 ERA) to try and avoid the sweep at the hands of Masahiro Tanaka (6-2, 3.12 ERA) and the New York Yankees.
- Cleveland is 14-3 in its last 17 games at home.
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of the Yankees’ last 12 road games.
- The Yankees are 12-5 in games Tanaka has started this year.
Carrasco has been brilliant since returning from the DL, leading his team to a 5-2 record in games he’s started since June 2. He has posted five-straight quality starts and has 68 strikeouts in 69.1 innings pitched this season. The only Yankee he will face tonight that has hit a home run off him is Carlos Beltran. The Yankees’ slugger, however, has three strikeouts in eight at-bats against the righty.
Tanaka is incredibly consistent and people forget he’s only 27 – it feels like he’s been around forever. Every season he will have a WHIP near the top of the leaderboards and his ERA always seems to hover around three. When pitching away from Yankee Stadium this year, Tanaka owns a 4-1 record and a 1.14 ERA in eight starts.
Mike Napoli has owned Tanaka in their head-to-head matchup. Although it’s a relatively small sample size, Napoli has hit two home runs off Tanaka in eight at-bats.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting New York Yankees before the first pitch in this match found them as 123 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bodog. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.
Odds – Shark
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New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
52-35 Cleveland battles the Yankees, currently with a 43-44 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs New York injuries news.
The Cleveland Indians sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the New York Yankees sit at No. 12 on the same chart.
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland Indians No. 6 ranked offense (4.93 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 at 4.57 runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have been averaging 8.97 hits per game, more than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (8.47 hits on average).
New York brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians’ No. 5-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
New York needed extra innings to get the job done against the Indians on Saturday as the Yankees defeated them 7-6 at Progressive Field.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Yankees’ last 12 games on the road
- NY Yankees is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games when playing Cleveland
- Cleveland is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games
- Cleveland is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
- Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York home to Boston, Friday, July 15th
Cleveland at Minnesota, Friday, July 15th