Free MLB Pick: Yankees vs. Indians Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, April 23rd, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery vs. Logan Allen
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -130 | Indians +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5 (+127) , Indians +1.5 (-147)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Yankees have been struggling to hit all season. So have the Indians but at least they can pitch.
New York Yankees
It’s not just that the Yankees are not hitting, they are not even hitting homers. This team is underperforming from top to bottom essentially. I am not sure there is a player in the lineup that can say they are at or even near expectations. Four regulars are hitting under .200 so far. That is a lot of holes in one lineup.
Jordan Montgomery has pretty good stuff and right now has ot be considered the #2 starter on the team. I like the 18:4 strikeout to walk ratio but the homer rate is concerning, especially with the Indians having more power than expected this season.
Aroldis Chapman has looked better than ever early. He has basically been unhittable and the Yankees might want to start considering using him in high leverage spots to make sure they are getting the most out of him. Sometimes by the time you get to the ninth the game has already been won or lost.
The Indians are not hitting either so this series could be interesting. The only thing is that they have been hitting the long ball. They are actually in the top ten in homers thanks to unexpected sources of power like Jordan Luplow. They need more from their lineup but the expectations are much lower in Cleveland.
Logan Allen is the Indians’ 5th starter so not much is expected beyond taking the ball with regularity and giving them five innings. He needs to work deeper in games but he has not been terrible.
Cleveland’s high-leverage guys have been great this season. They can nail down games where guy like Shane Bieber pitch deep and there is not much work to do. Allen might struggle more than that and need some help. The middle innings are a little messier.
Free New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
This might be the only game this series where the Yankees start with a decided edge on the mound. That only really matters if they put some runs on the board though. You have to think that Allen is a guy they can get to and rough up for at least an inning. That makes all the difference.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: New York ML
The Yankees are on the road and struggling so don’t pay too high a premium to back them here. Monty can get it done.
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