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MLB Betting Preview: Yanks vs. Tribe

CC Sabathia will head to the hill in search of his 12th win of the season on Tuesday night as the Yankees face the Indians in a marquee MLB betting matchup between playoff contenders.

Sabathia (11-4, 3.05 ERA) dominated the Brewers in his most recent start, holding them scoreless over 7 2-3 innings while fanning 13 batters. Carlos Carrasco (8-4, 3.54 ERA) counters for the Indians.

View NY Yankees vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 140 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Indians at No. 11 in the American League and the Yankees at No. 1 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the American League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Yankees have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +111 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Yankees endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Indians on Monday, with A.J. Burnett throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Progressive Field.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 1-9
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Yankees at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
NY Yankees are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 12 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
NY Yankees are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees at Cleveland, Wednesday, July 6