Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+150) New York (-196)
Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians (71-73, 2nd in AL Central) go to Yankee Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (82-65, 4th in AL East). The Yankees open this contest at -196 while the Indians are coming in at +150. The O/U is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Aaron Civale and Luis Gil.
As a team, the Cleveland Indians are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 18th in the league. They have accumulated 632 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .303. The Indians have recorded 220 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 183 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 606 RBI's and 1,120 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate sits at .236. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .406 and have been rung up 1,235 times, while taking a walk on 416 occasions.
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The Indians are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.36 for the season (18th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,262 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.62 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have allowed 191 home runs and also 654 runs in total (15th in the league). They have walked 482 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.42 as a team this year.
The Indians have sent 477 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 184 runners this year and 37.0% of those players crossed the plate. They have 38 saves for the season and have blown 17 out of their 55 save opportunities. The Indians bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 69.1% and stepped onto the hill in 120 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 62 holds for the season (26th in the league). Indians bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 132 times in addition to having 151 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Indians have 3,774 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,253 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 18th in pro baseball, and have a total of 1,014 double plays. The Indians have converted 70.3% of balls in play into outs out of 11,322 innings, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball.
Civale (17-14 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.08 while he has faced 959 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 217 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 58 free passes. His earned run average is 3.72 (98 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.160. Civale has thrown 237 innings and has earned 200 K's so far in his career.
New York has 196 home runs so far this year as well as 597 RBIs. They have notched 192 two-baggers, while getting a free base 577 times and scoring 638 runs. The New York Yankees have compiled an on-base percentage of .323 and a team batting average of .236 on the campaign. The Yankees have a slugging percentage of .402 and they average 4.34 runs per outing (20th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,348 instances (6th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,144 base hits.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.202 with a FIP of 3.92 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.12 (1,419 strikeouts against 455 walks). They are sitting at 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,109. They have conceded 177 homers and they concede 4.18 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The New York pitching staff have conceded 605 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.74 (540 earned runs yielded).
New York has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 69 save chances and they have come away with 44 saves. They are currently ranked 9th in the league with a save percentage of 63.8%, and they have sent 460 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 201 times in high leverage situations and on 145 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 26.9% out of their 197 inherited base runners. Sitting with 149 save situations, the Yankees have accumulated 75 holds in addition to 25 blown saves.
The New York Yankees have turned 103 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in pro baseball). The Yankees have accrued 1,200 assists, 89 errors and have accounted for 3,904 putouts so far this year. Out of their 11,712 innings played, the Yankees are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (8th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Gil has given up 17 hits while he has earned 32 punch outs in 25 innings. He has allowed 8 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.280 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.13 and he has gone up against 108 hitters in his career. Gil (1-0 mark in his career) is the owner of a 2.88 earned run average while giving up 6.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+150)
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