Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (58-51) at Cleveland Indians (59-49)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Luis Severino (8-4) (2.99) vs. C Carrasco (10-4) (3.89)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -129 / New York Yankees +119 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians meet Sunday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The New York Yankees could use another win after losing five of their last seven games. The Yankees have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The New York Yankees have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 112 hits and 75 RBI while Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius have combined for 206 hits and 103 RBI. Luis Severino gets the ball, and he is 8-4 with a 2.98 ERA and 153 strikeouts this season. Severino is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in this series and five or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 132 hits and 56 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley have combined for 217 hits and 102 RBI. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball, and he is 10-4 with a 3.89 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 4-4 with a 3.67 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Both of these teams have had their issues this week, so the form of both teams is a bit broken. However, we're getting plus money with the Yankees and Severino, a pitcher who has allowed just one earned run in his last 19 innings. Carrasco has been sharp this season overall, but he's allowed five earned runs in two of his last four starts and has an ERA of 4.47 at home. I like the value of the Yanks as an underdog here.