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Do-Or-Die Time For Indians and Yankees

After splitting the first four games of the ALDS, the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees will take to Progressive Field for Game 5 with the series on the line. The home team has won the first four games of the series while outscoring the visitors 21-11. Will home-field advantage reign supreme for the Indians or can the Yankees pull off the upset?

Shark Bites
  • The favored team has won every game in this series.
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of the Yankees’ last 14 games on the road.
  • The Yankees and Indians did not use Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller in Game 4.

CC Sabathia, who will be taking the bump for the second time this series, pitched 5.1 innings while giving up three hits and two earned runs in Game 2. The big lefty has been a steady presence for the Yankees, as he has given up two or fewer earned runs in seven of his past nine starts. Sabathia also has the luxury of facing an Indians squad that has gone just 9-for-61 with 25 strikeouts in Games 3 and 4.

Indians ace Corey Kluber will get the start in this do-or-die situation. The AL Cy Young candidate suffered his worst outing of the season in Game 2 of the ALDS, allowing seven hits and six earned runs in just 2.2 innings of work. The last time Kluber failed to make it through three innings came back on May 9, 2016. That being said, he has been lights out at Progressive Field during the regular season with a 1.81 ERA in Cleveland.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the New York Yankees listed as underdogs of +165 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5; check for odds updates at MyBookie.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.4-2.2 win for the Yankees on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cleveland (104-62) will face the 94-73 Yankees in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs New York injuries news.

It's an MLB betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Cleveland Indians and the No. 4-ranked New York Yankees, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Cleveland Indians' No. 6-ranked offense (5.02 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 4.07 runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have been averaging 8.86 hits per game, less than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (8.99 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.31 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 5.05 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home