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Can Yankees Finally Beat Indians, Keep Season Alive?

The New York Yankees are on the verge of being swept out of the ALDS at the hands of the Cleveland Indians. But the Bronx Bombers’ struggles against the Tribe are not new, as the Yankees have lost five straight games to the Indians while being outscored 30-15. The series changes gears and heads to the Big Apple with the Yankees trying to extend their season Sunday.

  • Edwin Encarnacion is 10-for-22 with a .683 SLG% in his career vs Masahiro Tanaka.
  • The visiting team is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games in this matchup.
  • The Yankees are 16-6 SU in their last 22 games against right-handed starting pitchers.

Masahiro Tanaka has been inconsistent throughout the entire season but the righty is coming off the best start of the year. Tanaka pitched seven innings of no-run baseball while recording a career-high 15 strikeouts against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 29. This will be only the second postseason start of Tanaka’s MLB career, the first coming in 2015 when he pitched 5.0 innings, allowing two runs.

The Indians will start Carlos Carrasco, who has thrived pitching on the road. The 30-year-old posted an 11-2 record with a 2.65 ERA while holding opponents to a .210 batting average away from Progressive Field this season. Carrasco struggled in his one start against the Yankees this season, allowing six hits and five runs on August 6.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -102 for the New York Yankees in this one over at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.4-2.6 win for the Indians on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

92-73 New York battles the Indians, currently with a 104-60 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Cleveland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Yankees rated this week at No. 4 and the Cleveland Indians sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Yankees' No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.3 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5.07 runs per game. The Yankees have averaged 9.02 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.91 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at New York, Monday, October 9