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MLB Game Preview - Indians underdogs vs Yankees at Cleveland

New York YankeesCleveland Indians
Aug 24, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians Odds

72-52TEAM RECORD54-70

The Cleveland Indians host New York on Friday, looking to build on their 54-70 mark against the 72-52 Yankees in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Corey Kluber in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-2 mark on the year. New York counters with CC Sabathia, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View NY Yankees vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cleveland sat as +190 underdogs. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Yankees taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Indians in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Yankees are rated No. 6 in the same category at 9 per game.

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

New York lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the White Sox on August 22. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Chicago on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -124 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Indians endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Wednesday, with Zach McAllister throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Safeco Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 1-9
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Yankees at Indians trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Yankees' last 14 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 10 games on the road
NY Yankees are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 14 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 4-9 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Cleveland, Saturday, August 25

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