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New York YankeesCleveland Indians
Aug 26, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians Odds

73-53TEAM RECORD55-71

The visiting Yankees hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians.

The Indians will rely on Ubaldo Jimenez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Freddy Garcia will be his counterpart for the Yankees. Ubaldo Jimenez is 9-12 this season, and Freddy Garcia is 5-5.

View NY Yankees vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cleveland sat as +130 underdogs. The total was set at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Yankees, who rate an American League No. 1 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 12 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Yankees have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 4-rated defense.

The Yankees were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +166 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Yankees endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Indians on Saturday, with Hiroki Kuroda throwing 8 innings of 4-hit ball at Progressive Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Yankees at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Cleveland
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Yankees' last 16 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 16 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Toronto, Monday, August 27
Cleveland home to Oakland, Monday, August 27

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