MLB Betting Lines Analysis on NY Yankees at Cleveland

MLB Betting Lines Analysis on NY Yankees at Cleveland

Written by on July 6, 2016

The New York Yankees will take on the Cleveland Indians in the first game of a four game series on Thursday. Coming into their respective games on Wednesday, the New York Yankees were 41-42 on the season, and fourth place in the American League East. The Yankees are six games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays, in danger of last place in the division. For the Indians, they are red-hot, heading into Wednesday’s series finale against the Tigers. Cleveland improved to 51-32 win the win and 7.5 games ahead of the Tigers. Don’t forget to check for more Baseball betting lines by clicking here.

Brief Look at the MLB Betting Lines Analysis on NY Yankees at Cleveland & Game Info

When: Thursday, July 7, 2016Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OHTV: YES NetworkRadio: New York / ClevelandStream Option: MLB.tvPitching Matchups: Nova vs. BauerMLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet the Indians?

The Cleveland Indians are one of the best surprises in all of Major League Baseball this season. The Indians have been great at home as well, winning 25 out of 37 games. The Indians offense is one of the top ranked teams overall, anchored by Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli. Santana leads the team with 18 homeruns, while Lindor is batting .299, and 55 runs batted in for Napoli. The Indians starting pitching has 47 quality starts, which ranks in the Top 10 in all of baseball. Cleveland’s team earned run average is 3.58 on the season.

Why Bet the Yankees?

For the Yankees, after falling on Monday, they downed the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The Yankees have three All Stars on the American League roster, which includes veteran Carlos Beltran. Beltran has been fantastic on the season with a .296 batting average, 19 homeruns and 53 runs batted in. The starting pitching for the Yankees must improve, as they have just 37 quality starts on the season. The Yankees have one of the best bullpen’s in Major League Baseball, but their total team ERA Is 4.43.

Expert Betting Pick & Prediction

The first game of the series, and in Cleveland gives the Indians a bit of an advantage in this game. The Cleveland Indians are trotting Trevor Bauer to the mound against Ivan Nova of the New York Yankees. Bauer is 7-2 on the season, and has thrown just shy of 100 innings, while striking out 87 batters. For the Yankees right hander, Nova is 5-5 on the season, and a 5.06 earned run average. Look for Bauer to continue his sharp throwing. Cleveland wins this game at home. The bet for this game is the Cleveland Indians -140 over the New York Yankees on Thursday. The final score prediction is Indians 7 and Yankees 2.