Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+145) New York (-196)
Eli Morgan and the Cleveland Indians (71-73, 2nd in AL Central) go to Yankee Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the New York Yankees (82-64, 2nd in AL East). The Indians open this matchup at +145 while the Yankees are coming in at -196. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Eli Morgan and Corey Kluber.
The Indians have earned 220 doubles as a team and have smacked 183 balls out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging rate of .406 and have been called out on strikes 1,235 times, while drawing a walk on 416 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are notching 4.4 runs per outing, which has them at 18th in baseball. They have compiled 606 runs batted in as well as 1,120 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average comes in at .236. They have earned 632 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .303.
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The Indians have a team earned run average of 4.36 on the year (17th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,262 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have given up 191 home runs in addition to 654 runs in total (15th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 482 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.41 as a team on the season.
The Indians relievers have recorded a save percentage of 69.1% and has come into the game in 120 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 184 runners this season with 37.0% of those players crossed home plate. Indians relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 132 times as well as having 151 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have sent 477 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen have racked up 62 holds over the course of the season (25th in baseball). They have accumulated 38 saves on the season and have blown 17 out of their 55 save opportunities.
The Indians have converted 70.3% of balls in play into outs out of 11,322 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 7th in the majors. The Cleveland Indians have accumulated 3,774 putouts this season, in addition to 1,253 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which has them ranked 18th in MLB, and have a total of 1,014 double plays.
Morgan (2-7 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.34 while going up against 313 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 76 base hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 21 free passes. His ERA is 6.03 (48 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.353. Morgan has thrown 71 innings and has accounted for 70 punch outs during his career.
The New York Yankees have earned an OBP of .323 and a batting average of .237 so far this year. They have struck out on 1,340 occasions (6th in the league) and are sitting with 1,137 base hits. New York has compiled 195 home runs on the campaign and 595 runs batted in. The Yankees have a team slugging percentage of .402 and they are scoring 4.36 runs per game (20th in the league). They have hit 190 doubles, while getting a free base 571 times as well as recording 636 runs.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.201 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.93 as a team for the season. They come in at 5th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,099. The New York pitching staff have allowed 602 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.75 (538 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.09 (1,402 strikeouts against 453 free passes). They have allowed 176 home runs and they allow 4.19 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB).
New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.2% out of their 195 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 198 times in high leverage situations in addition to 142 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 146 save situations, the Yankees have 73 holds and 24 blown saves. They are currently ranked 9th in the league with a save percentage of 64.7%, and they have dispatched 456 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. New York has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 68 save opportunities and they have converted 44 saves.
The New York Yankees have turned 103 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in MLB). The Yankees have racked up 1,195 assists, 89 errors and have earned a total of 3,876 putouts on the campaign. In 11,628 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (6th in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Kluber has conceded 1,220 base knocks while he has tallied 1,534 K's in 1,407 frames. He has allowed 500 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.096 and having a FIP of 3.0. His K/BB ratio is 4.75 and he has faced 5,677 batters in his pro baseball career. Kluber (102-61 record in his career) has earned a 3.20 earned run average while conceding 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+145)
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