New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-123) Cleveland (+113)
Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians (8-8, 3rd in AL Central) play the New York Yankees (6-10, 5th in AL East) at Progressive Field on Thursday. The Yankees open this contest at -123 while the Indians are coming in at +113. The over/under opens at 9. The men taking the mound are Jordan Montgomery and Aaron Civale.
New York owns a slugging percentage of .344 and have been rung up 145 times, while drawing a walk on 62 occasions. They have compiled 54 RBI's in addition to 108 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is sitting at .208. The Yankees have hit 20 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 17 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 58 runs while holding a team OBP of .296. As a squad, the New York Yankees are recording 3.6 runs per outing, which puts them at 25th in the league.
Yankees pitchers have allowed 21 long balls and also 65 total runs (7th in baseball). They have walked 41 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.53 as a team on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 4.41 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.13. The Yankees hold a team ERA of 3.44 for the year (7th in the league), and they have struck out 181 hitters.
Yankees bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 14 times in addition to having 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 4 holds on the season (28th in the league). The Yankees bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 100.0% and has come into the game in 7 save situations. They have earned 3 saves this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 17 base runners over the course of the season with 17.6% of them crossed home plate. The Yankees have sent 51 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The New York Yankees have earned 405 putouts this year, as well as 110 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .977 which is 28th in baseball, and have a total of 104 double plays. The Yankees have converted 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,215 innings on the field, ranking them 23rd in pro baseball.
Montgomery (14-11 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.12 and he has faced 1,044 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 231 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 76 walks. His ERA is 4.14 (114 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.240. Montgomery has taken the ball for 247 innings and has tallied 237 K's in his MLB career.
Cleveland has 23 home runs this year as well as 59 runs batted in. They have tallied 22 doubles, while getting a free base 59 times and putting up 62 runs. The Cleveland Indians are sitting with an on-base percentage of .292 as well as a batting average of .209 on the campaign. The Indians hold a team SLG% of .389 and they tally 3.88 runs per game (21st in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 137 occasions (25th in the league) and have a total of 108 base knocks.
The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.134 in addition to having a FIP of 3.79 as a team for the season. They sit at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 108. The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 60 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.47 (54 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.16 (161 strikeouts against 51 bases on balls). They have given up 19 HR's and they allow 3.85 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Cleveland has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 8 save opportunities and they have tallied 6 saves. They are ranked 6th in baseball with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have sent 47 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Their relievers have come in 13 times in high leverage situations and on 9 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score rate of 50.0% out of their 12 inherited runners. Sitting with 16 save situations, the Indians have earned 8 holds and 2 blown saves.
In their 1,185 innings on the field, the Indians have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.9% (6th in pro baseball). The Cleveland Indians have twisted 11 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (20th in the majors). The Indians have 124 assists, 10 errors and have notched a total of 395 putouts during this campaign.
In his career, Civale has surrendered 136 base hits while he has earned 131 strikeouts in 152 frames. Civale (10-10 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.49 ERA while surrendering 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 59 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.136 and having a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.54 and he has gone up against 612 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+113)
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