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Looking for New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians free playoff predictions? MLB betting sees the Yankees taking on the Indians on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio in the AL Divisional Series Game 1. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all playoffs long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Yankees Indians free pick.
2017 ALDS Game 1: (0-0) New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians (0-0)
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 7:38 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Yankees RH Sonny Gray (10-12, 3.55 ERA) vs. Indians RH Trevor Bauer (17-9, 4.19)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -130/ Yankees +120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians +170/ Yankees -150
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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The ALDS is set and ready to go on Thursday night.
The New York Yankees survived the Wild Card Game and will now take on the #1 seed in the AL, the Cleveland Indians.
The Indians snagged the AL’s top spot thanks in large part to their 22 game winning streak this season.
New York Yankees
This Yankees team is playing with a lot of confidence entering Game 1 of the ALDS.
New York was forced to play in the 1 game playoff after the Red Sox wrapped up the AL East on the 2nd last day of the season. New York came into the Wild Game with a lot of steam, but were a bit shell shocked after the Twins 3 run first inning.
However, that didn’t last long as New York responded with 3 in the bottom half of the inning.
It is important to note here this bullpen was used a lot, but did get the day off obviously. After Severino (Game 4 announced starter), exited in the first inning, Chad Green, David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman all stepped up for this Yankees club.
They’ll need Sonny Gray to really give them some innings here.
Gray was announced the starter and enters play 4-7 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 starts with New York.
Gray lost in Cleveland in his Yankees debut as he couldn’t find anything early as this Indians off teed off on him.
The Indians are back with some vengeance here.
Nobody forgets the epic Game 7 that unfolded in last years World Series and this time around, the Indians hope to be on the right side of things.
They enter the postseason with 33 wins in their last 37 games and a pitching staff that has been dominant over that stretch of games. Cleveland’s rotation held an under 2 ERA en route to their 22 game winning streak and they will toss Trevor Bauer here in Game 1, similar to last season.
Bauer gets the nod after what was a very special last two months.
The Indians RH finished the season going 9-1 with a 2.42 ERA over his last 13 games (12 starts). Bauer pitched with extreme confidence throughout his run and that is something he has to bring in here.
With the crowd loud and the pressure on, Bauer has to give the Indians a solid outing here.
Two of those wins in that stretch for Bauer came against this Yankees team where he dominated. Bauer allowed just 2 runs while striking out 11 combined in the pair of wins.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 11-5 in their last 16 Divisional Playoff games.
- Yankees are 35-17 in their last 52 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Yankees are 2-6 in their last 8 playoff road games.
- Yankees are 1-5 in their last 6 playoff games.
- Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 Divisional Playoff games.
- Indians are 7-1 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Indians are 7-1 in their last 8 games following an off day.
- Indians are 42-9 in their last 51 overall.
Free New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
Expect a lot of nerves here as this one should be lower scoring.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8.5
Playoff games are usually tighter and closely played. Look for both pitchers to find success.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 4- New York 2
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