Yankees vs. Indians Friday Prediction
The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians will open a new series at Progressive Field on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. ET. Will Domingo German lead the Yankees to a win in Game 1 of the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 7, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 72% of the betting tickets are on the Yankees to beat the Indians on the moneyline.
New York Yankees Fantasy Spin
DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored during Thursday's win over the Blue Jays. He laced an RBI-double in the second inning and followed that up with a run-scoring single in the fourth. This was the second three-hit game in a row for LeMahieu and he now has an 11-game hitting streak going. His .323 batting average ranks 11th in the majors. He has seven home runs, 40 RBI and 39 runs scored in 56 games. LaMahieu is a major reason why the Yankees have been able to remain in first place in the AL East despite being ravaged by injuries.
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin
Roberto Perez went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Twins. He banged a solo homer versus starter Jose Berrios in the fifth inning, then added another RBI with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Perez is serving as the Indians' primary catcher this year and is doing a pretty good job. He has a .799 OPS with 10 home runs and 22 RBI in 132 at-bats.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees have won 13 of their last 16 games played on Friday.
The Indians have won eight of their last 12 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
The Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 games versus the Indians and have won 31 of their last 43 games overall. They’re also 8-3 in their last 11 road games and have won five of their last six games when facing an opponent with a winning record. The Tribe, meanwhile, have dropped four of their last five games when playing the first game of a series.
The Pick: New York Yankees -135