New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-130) Cleveland (+120)
Logan Allen and the Cleveland Indians (8-8, 3rd in AL Central) play the New York Yankees (6-11, 5th in AL East) at Progressive Field on Friday. The Yankees open this contest at -130 while the Indians are priced at +120. The total has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Jordan Montgomery and Logan Allen.
The Yankees have hit 20 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 17 baseballs out of the park. New York has a slugging rate of .334 and have been called out on strikes 151 times, while being walked on 68 occasions. As a squad, the New York Yankees are recording 3.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 27th in baseball. They have amassed 55 RBI's in addition to 113 hits on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .205. They have a total of 59 runs and have an OBP of .296.
Yankees pitchers have surrendered 22 home runs and also 69 runs in total (7th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 49 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.67 as a squad over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.84 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.14. The Yankees have a team ERA of 3.41 on the year (6th in the league), and they have rung up 188 hitters.
Yankees relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 15 times in addition to having 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 4 holds over the course of the season (29th in the league). The Yankees relievers have earned a save rate of 100.0% and has come into the game in 7 save situations. They have compiled 3 saves over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 20 base runners over the course of the season and 20.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Yankees have sent 54 relievers to the hill for the year.
The New York Yankees are sitting with 459 putouts for the season, in addition to 124 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .978 which ranks 25th in the majors, and they have turned 116 double plays. The Yankees have turned 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,377 innings on the field, which has them sitting 16th in baseball.
Montgomery has taken the mound for 247 innings and has 237 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.14 (114 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.240. He has surrendered 231 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 76 walks. Montgomery (14-11 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.12 while facing 1,044 batters in the major leagues.
The Indians hold a team SLG% of .389 and they score 3.88 runs per game (24th in baseball). They have recorded 22 two-baggers, while getting a free base 59 times as well as scoring 62 runs. Cleveland has accumulated 23 HRs this season as well as 59 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 137 occasions (26th in the league) and have recorded 108 base knocks. The Cleveland Indians hold a team OBP of .292 as well as a team batting average of .209 so far this year.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.134 with a FIP of 3.81 as a unit for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.16 (161 strikeouts against 51 free passes). They are sitting at 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 108. They have surrendered 19 long balls and they relinquish 3.85 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 60 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.47 (54 earned runs relinquished).
Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 50.0% of 12 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 13 times in high leverage situations and also on 9 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 16 save situations, the Indians have earned 8 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They are currently ranked 6th in MLB holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 47 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 8 save chances and they have earned 6 saves.
In their 1,266 innings on the field, the Indians hold a efficiency on defense of 71.9% (7th in MLB). The Cleveland Indians have turned 11 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (19th in the majors). The Indians have recorded 136 assists, 10 errors and have accounted for 422 putouts for the year.
Allen (3-5 mark in his career) has a 5.19 ERA while allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.36 and he has faced 228 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 29 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.649 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. During his career, Allen has given up 58 base knocks and he has 34 K's in 50 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-130)
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