Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees MLB Picks 8/17/2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Plesac vs. James Paxton
Yankee Stadium is the site where Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (81-41, 1st in AL East) will take on the Cleveland Indians (72-49, 2nd in AL Central) on Saturday.
The Indians have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 72-49-0 SU. The Yankees cover 66.4% of the time, going 81-41-0 straight up.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians have been a rough Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 51-65-5.
Cleveland covers 58.9% of the time as a visitor, having gone 33-23-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees cover 72.3% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 47-18-0 SU.
The Yankees have been an excellent Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 69-49-4.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/14/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/14/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/14/2019 Hunter Wood RP Calf Probable for Aug 15
8/12/2019 Yasiel Puig RF Suspension Suspended until Aug 15
8/12/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/11/2019 Tyler Olson RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/10/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/6/2019 Jordan Luplow RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/4/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/4/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/15/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/14/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/14/2019 Luke Voit 1B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/14/2019 CC Sabathia SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/12/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/11/2019 Stephen Tarpley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/11/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/11/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/10/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/7/2019 David Hale RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/3/2019 Edwin Encarnacion DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/25/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/22/2019 Ben Heller RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 72-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Plesac has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 56 strikeouts over his 77 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 351 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 387 hitters and walked 122 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 966 base hits and 441 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 336 batters and struck out 1,135. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Indians hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .410. He has 121 hits this season in 422 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 144. Francisco Lindor is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Indians have 1,009 hits, including 213 doubles and 162 home runs. Cleveland has walked 418 times so far this season and they have struck out 981 times as a unit. They have left 809 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 561 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 81-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, James Paxton has a 8-6 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 137 strikeouts over the 108.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 436 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 532 batters and walked 197 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,048 base knocks and 527 earned runs this season. They have given up 193 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 375 hitters and struck out 1,123 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .488 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .349. He has 116 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 411 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 128. Aaron Judge is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 63 hits in 240 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .454. The Yankees as a unit have 1,139 base hits, including 218 doubles and 219 homers. New York has walked 450 times this year and they have struck out on 1,051 occasions. They have had 791 men left on base and have an OPS of .833. They have scored 5.98 runs per game and totaled 729 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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