Indians vs. Yankees Friday Prediction

Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees, 8/16/2019 Predictions & Odds

Game 1 of their series with the Indians was a disaster for the Yankees, who surrendered 19 runs in an ugly loss. Will New York rebound tonight when Masahiro Tanaka toes the rubber versus Cleveland at 7:05 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

965 Cleveland Indians (+138) at 914 New York Yankees (-150); 10.5 runs

Friday, August 16, 2019

7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY

Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 68% of the betting tickets are on the Yankees to beat the Indians on the moneyline.

Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin

Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored in a mammoth victory over the Yankees on Thursday. He ripped a two-run bomb in the fourth inning to put the Indians into the double-figure range in runs -- and they were just getting started. Santana added a solo shot in the eighth to cap off the scoring for the Indians with their 19th run of the game. The 33-year-old veteran is well on his way to the best season of his career unless he falls off a cliff down the stretch. He has a .290/.413/.553 slash line with 29 home runs, 75 RBI, 89 runs scored and four stolen bases in 119 games. He needs five homers, one run and 12 RBI to match his career highs and he still has six weeks to get it done. His current .967 OPS would smash his previous career high by more than 100 points.

New York Yankees Fantasy Spin

Didi Gregorius went 3-for-4 and smacked a solo home run as the Bronx Bombers got pounded into dust by the Indians on Thursday. He found an Adam Plutko offering to his liking in the fifth inning and deposited it into the cheap seats in right field for his 10th longball of the season. He also singled twice in the contest. The shortstop has been pretty good with the bat since returning from Tommy John surgery that cost him the first two months of the season. He has a .271 batting average with 10 homers and 37 RBI in 50 games.

MLB Betting Trends


The Indians are 20-7 in their last 27 road games.

New York

The Yankees have won 13 of their last 16 games when playing the second game of a series.


The Yankees have been highly profitable when Tanaka pitches. They’re 10-1 in his last 11 starts overall, are 40-16 in his last 56 outings in the Bronx and are 13-5 in his last 18 starts when facing opponents from the American League Central. The Bombers are also 83-38 in their last 121 games coming off a loss and are 42-12 in their last 54 home games.

The Pick: New York Yankees -150


MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Blue Jays vs. Braves MLB Prediction The Blue Jays are an underdog again in Atlanta on Thursday afternoon when Ross Stripling opposes Charlie Morton in the pitching matchup. Will Toronto pull off...
Thumbnail Twins vs. White Sox MLB Prediction American League Central opponents clash in Chicago on Wednesday night when the White Sox host the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET. With J.A. Happ set to oppose Dallas...
Thumbnail Cubs vs. Indians MLB Prediction The Indians took the first game of their series with the Cubs last night and will square off again today at 1:10 p.m. ET. With Zach Davies set to oppose Sam Hentges...
Thumbnail A's vs. Red Sox MLB Prediction One of the more intriguing matchups on Tuesday night takes place at Fenway Park when the Red Sox hosts the A’s at 7:10 p.m. ET. With Chris Bassitt set to oppose Nathan...
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Rays MLB Prediction The Yankees are favored on Tuesday night when they open a new series versus the Rays, but they’ve had issues winning in Tampa. Will the Rays pull off the upset when...