Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees 5/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Sonny Gray
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Sonny Gray for the Yankees.
Cleveland opens at +116 while New York opens at -126. The Indians have a 16-15-0 over/under record and a 12-19-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 19-12-0 against the run line and have a 18-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 16-15-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 12-19-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 18-12-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 19-12-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/03/18 P Nick Goody Elbow 10-day DL (05/03)
04/26/18 P Andrew Miller Hamstring 10-day DL (04/26)
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Giovanny Urshela Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/02/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 10-day DL (05/02)
04/21/18 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (04/21)
04/20/18 P Luis Cessa Oblique 10-day DL (04/18)
04/17/18 P Tommy Kahnle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/07/18 3B Brandon Drury Migraine 10-day DL (04/07)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/29/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 7-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 17-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.09 this year. He has 46 strikeouts over his 40.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 92 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 255 base hits and 128 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 77 batters and struck out 275. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .246, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .348 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 31 hits this season in 89 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .562 and an OPS+ of 143. Francisco Lindor is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 133 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .496. The Indians have 269 hits, including 56 doubles and 45 home runs. Cleveland has walked 99 times so far this season and they have struck out 266 times as a unit. They have left 222 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 21-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.67, Sonny Gray has a 1-2 record and a 1.93 WHIP this season. He has 23 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 33 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 161 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 234 base knocks and 107 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 99 hitters and struck out 317 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.32.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .426. He has 34 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 114 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .544 with an OPS+ of 159. Didi Gregorius is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .418. He has collected 37 hits in 111 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 196 and a slugging percentage of .712. The Yankees as a unit have 269 base hits, including 69 doubles and 44 homers. New York has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 297 occasions. They have had 213 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 5.74 runs per game and totaled 178 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees -126
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