New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-108) Cleveland (-102)
Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees (7-11, 5th in AL East) head to Progressive Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (8-9, 3rd in AL Central). The Yankees open this matchup at -108 while the Indians are coming in at -102. The total opens at 6.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Gerrit Cole and Shane Bieber.
New York is slugging .338 and have been called out on strikes 161 times, while taking a walk on 77 occasions. They have 60 runs batted in in addition to 124 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .211. The Yankees have tallied 21 doubles as a team and have knocked 18 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 65 runs while holding a team OBP of .305. As a unit, the New York Yankees are scoring 3.6 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 26th in MLB.
The Yankees hold a team earned run average of 3.33 over the course of the season (6th in MLB), and they have struck out 199 hitters. They have walked 51 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.55 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.90 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.14. Yankees pitchers have relinquished 22 home runs and also 72 total runs (8th in MLB).
The Yankees bullpen have earned a save rate of 100.0% and has come into the game in 10 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 20 runners so far this season and 20.0% of those runners crossed the plate. Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 15 times in addition to having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 57 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 6 holds so far this year (22nd in MLB). They have recorded 4 saves on the season.
The New York Yankees have earned a total of 486 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 131 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .978 which has them ranked 25th in baseball, and have accumulated 123 double plays. The Yankees have transformed 69.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,458 innings, which has them sitting at 19th in MLB.
Cole (103-56 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.07 and he has faced 5,226 batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 1,104 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) with 335 free passes. His ERA is 3.17 (455 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.113. Cole has taken the ball for 1,292 innings and has tallied 1,469 K's so far in his career.
Cleveland is sitting with 23 HRs on the campaign as well as 62 runs batted in. They have 23 two-baggers, while taking a walk 61 times and putting up 65 runs. The Cleveland Indians have earned an OBP of .290 in addition to a team batting average of .210 over the course of the season. The Indians have a slugging percentage of .383 and they are scoring 3.82 runs per game (24th in the league). They have been rung up on 148 occasions (26th in MLB) and have recorded 116 base hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 66 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.56 (59 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 20 long balls and they allow 3.98 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.200 in addition to having a FIP of 3.91 as a staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.85 (171 strikeouts against 60 walks). They come in at 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 119.
Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.0% out of their 15 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 15 times in high leverage situations and on 11 occasions with base runners. With 16 save situations, the Indians have 8 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They sit at 4th in the league with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 52 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Cleveland has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 8 save chances and they have tallied 6 saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 12 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (20th in baseball). The Indians have recorded 142 assists, 11 errors and have 449 putouts during this campaign. In their 1,347 innings on the diamond, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (9th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Bieber has allowed 379 hits while he has totaled 547 punch outs in 435 innings. He has allowed a total of 158 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.086 and having a FIP of 3.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.82 and he has faced 1,758 hitters so far in his MLB career. Bieber (36-15 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.26 ERA and has given up 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-108)
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