New York Yankees vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 7/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-150) Cleveland (+130)
The Cleveland Guardians (39-34) are welcoming the New York Yankees (56-21) at Progressive Field on Saturday. The odds on this game have New York at -150 while Cleveland is coming in at +130. The over/under is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Nestor Cortes Jr and Triston McKenzie.
The Yankees have hit 102 two-baggers as a team and have hit 127 balls out of the stadium. New York is slugging .432 and have struck out 637 times, while drawing a walk on 292 occasions. As a unit, the New York Yankees are compiling 5.0 runs per outing, which is 2nd in MLB. They have earned 364 RBI's and 604 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is .238. They have a total of 384 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .321.
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The Yankees have a team ERA of 2.92 for the season (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 703 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.55 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.07. Yankees pitchers have yielded 66 home runs and 234 total runs (1st in baseball). They have walked 198 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.33 as a unit on the year.
The Yankees bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 73.0% and has entered the game in 91 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 104 runners on the season with 29.8% of those runners crossed home plate. Yankees pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 77 times as well as having 92 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 233 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relievers are sitting with 51 holds this year (6th in baseball). They have tallied 27 saves on the campaign and have not converted 10 out of their 37 chances to save the game.
The New York Yankees have a total of 2,080 putouts this year, as well as 713 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding rate is at .989 which puts them in 4th in baseball, and have accumulated 46 double plays. The Yankees have transformed 72.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,240 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 2nd in pro baseball.
Cortes Jr has taken the ball for 251 innings and is sitting with 268 punch outs in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.98 (111 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.247. He has surrendered 231 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 82 walks. Cortes Jr (13-8 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.57 while he has faced 1,053 batters during his time in the major leagues.
Cleveland has tallied 56 HRs this year as well as 306 RBIs. They have 137 two-baggers, while taking a walk 213 times and putting up 324 runs. The Cleveland Guardians have earned an on-base percentage of .309 as well as a team batting average of .246 on the year. The Guardians have a team SLG% of .382 and they average 4.44 runs per outing (14th in baseball). They have struck out on 509 occasions (30th in the league) and have 610 base knocks.
The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 310 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.86 (279 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 85 homers and they relinquish 4.29 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Guardians have a WHIP of 1.237 and have a FIP of 4.12 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.77 (603 strikeouts against 218 walks). They rank 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 586.
Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.6% out of their 87 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 78 times in high leverage situations and on 64 occasions with runners on. With 51 save situations, the Guardians have 20 holds and also 8 blown saves. They rank 7th in baseball holding a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have sent 230 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 28 save chances and they have walked away with 20 saves.
The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 57 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (19th in baseball). The Guardians have accrued 647 assists, 43 errors and have a tally of 1,950 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 5,850 innings on the field, the Guardians have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (12th in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, McKenzie has allowed 168 hits and he has 251 K's in 233 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 114 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.096 and a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.85 and he has gone up against 943 hitters during his career. McKenzie (11-16 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.39 ERA and has surrendered 6.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-150)
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