Yankees vs. Indians Saturday Prediction
The Indians took care of business on Friday night, beating the Yankees 5-2 in Game 1 of their series at Progressive Field. Will the Yankees rebound with a win on Saturday when these two teams meet at 4:10 p.m. ET again in Cleveland?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 8, 2019
4:10 p.m. ET, Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 65% of the betting tickets are on the Yankees to beat the Indians on the moneyline.
New York Yankees Fantasy Spin
Making his return from Tommy John surgery, Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against the Indians on Friday night. Batting sixth in the Yankees’ lineup, Gregorius was thrown out after attempting to stretch a single into a double in his first at-bat in the second inning. Still, it was a successful return for those who have had him stashed in fantasy leagues. The Yankees will likely give Gregorius some regular rest out of the gate, but he's in a great situation and can be a difference-maker the rest of the way.
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin
Carlos Santana popped a two-run homer and drew a pair of walks in Friday’s victory over the Yankees. Santana put the Indians ahead by taking Domingo German deep in the sixth. He’s now up to 12 homers on the year to go along with a strong .286/.405/.518 batting line. It’s been quite the resurgence in Cleveland after his disappointing season in a Phillies uniform.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are 5-1 in CC Sabathia’s last six starts coming off five days of rest.
The Indians are 4-1 in their last five games when facing a left-handed starter.
The Yankees are 5-2 in Sabathia’s last seven road starts versus the Indians and despite losing on Friday night, are 8-3 in their last 11 games versus the Tribe overall. The Yankees are also 23-9 in Sabathia’s last 32 starts following a team loss in their previous game and are 46-20 in his last 66 outings versus the American League Central. Meanwhile, the Indians have lost seven of their last 11 home games.
The Pick: New York Yankees -141