Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees 5/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Domingo German
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and Domingo German for the Yankees.
Cleveland opens at +113 while New York opens at -123. The Indians have a 17-15-0 over/under record and a 13-19-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 19-13-0 against the run line and have a 19-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 17-15-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 13-19-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 19-12-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 19-13-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
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 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 17-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.82 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 29 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 93 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 266 base hits and 134 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 83 batters and struck out 280. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .247, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 9th 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 141. Francisco Lindor is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 138 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Indians have 279 hits, including 58 doubles and 47 home runs. Cleveland has walked 100 times so far this season and they have struck out 278 times as a unit. They have left 227 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 150 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 22-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, Domingo German has a 0-1 record and a 1.47 WHIP this season. He has 18 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 166 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 244 base knocks and 113 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 100 hitters and struck out 329 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 3.33.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 6th in the league. The Yankees hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .432. He has 36 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 118 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .576 with an OPS+ of 168. Didi Gregorius is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 37 hits in 116 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 184 and a slugging percentage of .681. The Yankees as a unit have 280 base hits, including 71 doubles and 47 homers. New York has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 302 occasions. They have had 224 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.78 runs per game and totaled 185 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees -123
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