New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians Expert MLB Picks 6/8/2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Adam Plutko
Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (39-22, 1st in AL East) are headed to Progressive Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (31-31, 2nd in AL Central). The Yankees open this matchup at -120 while the Indians are priced at +110. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Yankees have been excellent for MLB bettors, having gone 39-22-0 SU. The Indians are covering 50.0% of the time, going 31-31-0 straight up. The Yankees have been excellent for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 34-15-0 SU. The Indians are covering 56.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 9-7-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a pretty good Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 31-27-3.
The Yankees are covering 64.3% of the time as a visitor, having gone 18-10-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians are covering 53.1% of the time at Progressive Field, going 17-15-0 SU.
The Indians have been a strong Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 25-35-2.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
6/6/2019 Gleyber Torres SS Shoulder Probable for Jun 7
6/5/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
6/5/2019 Aaron Judge RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/3/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/3/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/3/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/3/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/3/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/1/2019 Didi Gregorius SS Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/22/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/21/2019 Dellin Betances RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
5/5/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
3/23/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
6/5/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/5/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/2/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/28/2019 Mike Clevinger SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
5/28/2019 Danny Salazar SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/16/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/7/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 39-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 47.1 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 260 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 482 base hits and 230 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 188 batters and struck out 574. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team New York is hitting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Yankees hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 62 hits this season in 222 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 122. Luke Voit is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 224 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Yankees have 528 hits, including 86 doubles and 99 home runs. New York has walked 222 times so far this season and they have struck out 532 times as a unit. They have left 397 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 5.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 326 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 31-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.35, Adam Plutko has a 1-1 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 195 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 495 base knocks and 239 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 172 hitters and struck out 579 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 28th in the league. The Indians hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .400. He has 62 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 218 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .505 with an OPS+ of 136. Francisco Lindor is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 51 hits in 168 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .542. The Indians as a unit have 454 base hits, including 89 doubles and 70 homers. Cleveland has walked 234 times this year and they have struck out on 531 occasions. They have had 413 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They have scored 4.06 runs per game and totaled 252 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians +110
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