Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+275) New York (-400)
Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees (83-65, 3rd in AL East) host the Cleveland Indians (71-74, 2nd in AL Central) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Indians priced at +275 and the Yankees are at -400. The over/under is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Eli Morgan and Gerrit Cole.
As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 18th in baseball. They have notched a total of 632 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .302. The Indians have accumulated 220 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 183 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 606 runs batted in in addition to 1,124 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .235. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .404 and have been rung up 1,243 times, while drawing a walk on 418 occasions.
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The Indians have compiled a team ERA of 4.39 so far this year (19th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,270 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. Indians pitchers have surrendered 196 home runs in addition to 662 total runs (15th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 484 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.45 as a unit on the year.
The Indians bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 69.1% and has entered the game in 120 save situations. The relievers have inherited 186 runners this year with 37.6% of those players ended up scoring. Indians bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 133 times and also have had 151 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have dispatched 479 relievers to the hill for the year. The relievers have recorded 62 holds on the season (27th in the league). They have compiled 38 saves for the year and have not converted 17 out of their 55 save chances.
The Cleveland Indians have 3,798 putouts this season, in addition to 1,262 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 18th in MLB, and they have turned 1,021 double plays. The Indians have transformed 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,394 innings, which has them ranked 7th in MLB.
Morgan has pitched in 71 innings and has earned 70 punch outs so far in his career. His ERA is 6.03 (48 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.353. He has given up 76 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 21 walks. Morgan (2-7 career record) has a FIP of 5.34 and he has faced 313 batters in the majors.
New York has accumulated 201 HRs on the season to go along with 605 runs batted in. They have put up 192 doubles, while walking 579 times and scoring 646 runs. The New York Yankees have an on-base percentage of .323 in addition to a team batting average of .237 for the year. The Yankees hold a team SLG% of .405 and they score 4.36 runs per contest (19th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,356 occasions (6th in baseball) and have tallied 1,155 hits.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.198 and have a FIP of 3.90 as a unit this season. They are sitting at 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,113. The New York pitching staff have relinquished 605 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.71 (540 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.12 (1,427 strikeouts against 457 walks). They have allowed 177 dingers and they concede 4.16 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB).
New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.9% out of 197 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 201 times in high leverage situations and also on 145 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 150 save situations, the Yankees have amassed 76 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. They are ranked 9th in the league with a save rate of 63.8%, and they have sent 462 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. New York has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 69 save opportunities and they have walked away with 44 saves.
In their 11,793 innings on the field, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (6th in professional baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 106 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in baseball). The Yankees have recorded 1,209 assists, 90 errors and have accumulated 3,931 putouts this season.
Cole (116-62 record in his career) has a 3.14 ERA while giving up 7.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.48 and he has faced 5,779 batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 500 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.106 and a FIP of 3.1. Thus far in his career, Cole has allowed 1,214 base hits while he has earned 1,654 K's in 1,431 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+275)
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