Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees MLB Picks 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. CC Sabathia
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (82-42, 1st in AL East) will play the Cleveland Indians (73-50, 2nd in AL Central) on Sunday.
The Indians have been a very good bet for MLB bettors, having gone 73-50-0 SU. New York is covering 66.1% of the time, going 82-42-0 straight up.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians have been a great Under bet for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 52-66-5.
Cleveland is covering 58.6% of the time away from home, having gone 34-24-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees are covering 71.6% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 48-19-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a rough Under bet for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 70-50-4.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/16/2019 Jordan Luplow RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/15/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/15/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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
8/12/2019 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
8/10/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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 David Hale RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/15/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/15/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee 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
8/14/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
8/10/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/3/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Edwin Encarnacion DH Wrist 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 73-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 95 strikeouts over his 67.1 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 392 hitters and walked 123 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 985 base hits and 447 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 340 batters and struck out 1,147. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .252, good for 16th in the league. The Indians hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 130 hits this season in 433 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 122. Carlos Santana is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 430 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .549. The Indians have 1,038 hits, including 218 doubles and 171 home runs. Cleveland has walked 423 times so far this season and they have struck out 995 times as a unit. They have left 821 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 582 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 82-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.78, CC Sabathia has a 5-6 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 90.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 94 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 456 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 543 batters and walked 201 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,076 base knocks and 548 earned runs this season. They have given up 202 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 380 hitters and struck out 1,137 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.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 .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .387. He has 65 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 248 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 123. Gleyber Torres is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 118 hits in 419 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Yankees as a unit have 1,158 base hits, including 222 doubles and 222 homers. New York has walked 454 times this year and they have struck out on 1,063 occasions. They have had 807 men left on base and have an OPS of .833. They have scored 5.94 runs per game and totaled 737 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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