Indians vs. Yankees Prediction

Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees, 5/6/2018 Prediction & Odds

Will the New York Yankees complete a sweep of the Cleveland Indians when the two wrap up their weekend series today at 1:05PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

915 Cleveland Indians at 916 New York Yankees

Sunday, May 6, 2018

1:05PM ET – Yankee Stadium

TV: YES (NY); STO (Cle)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are the favorite, as they are getting odds of -140 to win. The Indians are getting odds of +130 to win, while the over/under total for the game has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting currently has 63% going on the Indians on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Yankees seek sweep

The Yankees picked up their 14th win in 15 games on Saturday with a 5-2 victory over the Indians. New York is now 23-10 overall and 13-5 at home. The Yankees are averaging 5.76 runs per game this year while allowing 3.97 per contest.

Domino German gets the start for the Yankees on Sunday. This will be his first start of the season. He has appeared in five games this year, all in relief. He has a 3.77 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. German has pitched 14.1 innings and has 18 strikeouts with seven walks.

Indians falling back

The Indians went back to some silent hitting in Saturday’s loss to the Yankees. It was their first game with just 2 runs or less in their last 10 games. The Tribe are 17-16 overall and 6-8 on the road. Cleveland now averages 4.61 runs per game while giving up 4.36 per contest.

Mike Clevinger gets the start for the Indians on Sunday. He is 2-0 through six starts with a 2.82 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. Clevinger has 29 strikeouts and 10 walks through 38.1 innings of work.

MLB Betting Trends

Cleveland

The Indians have won eight of their last 11 Sunday games and 19 of their last 27 games following a loss. They also have won Clevinger’s last five road starts.

New York

The Yankees have won 11 of their last 12 against a winning team and four straight Game 3’s in a series. They also have won 20 of their last 27 against AL Central opponents.

Prediction:

The pitching matchup may favor the Indians today, but the Yankees are playing too well to pass up right now. Clevinger may be able to pitch well, but the bullpen isn’t all too reliable and the Cleveland bats can go silent pretty quickly. I am going to stick with the Yankees.

 

The Pick: New York Yankees -140

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