Cleveland Guardians vs New York Yankees Game Prediction, Odds and Preview - 10/13/2022
Game Time: 7:37 pm ET, Thursday, October 13th, 2022
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Where to Watch: TBS, MLBN
Opening MLB Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline: Guardians +120, Yankees -141; O/U 6
Guardians: 92-70, 1st place AL Central. / 0-1
Yankees: 99-63, 1st place Al East. / 1-0
The Yankees won Game 1 against the Cleveland Guardians. They fulfilled the betting advice from this column which was to bet on the Yankees on the moneyline…. ATS would have worked but we had to see what the Guardians looked like in the postseason. The Yankees did not struggle with Gerrit Cole on the mound… and home runs from Bader and Rizzo. There was a conspicuous absence of a homer from Aaron Judge, but he got on base through a walk. Both teams get an unusual day of between Games 1 and 2… most likely to make room for National TV eyeballs… but still it is rest for both.
The Cleveland Guardians are average at the plate. They have been all season with brief glimpses of better than average. They hang their hats on pitching. Guardians pitchers are good for 6th in ERA and that is fine… but without run support those pitchers will have to dig really DEEP.
The New York Yankees know how to score runs. They come in second only to the Los Angeles Dodgers. That gives the yankees a fantastic shot at the ultimate goal of this postseason… even if they had a terrible August. The other benefit of wearing pinstripes is knowing you have a top-3 pitching staff: Gerrit Cole, Nestor Cortes JR, Domingo German, Jameson Taillon… They can hang with most anybody. The big story is of course that home run hitter Aaron Judge can change any game in the blink of an eye.
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Cleveland Guardians vs New York Yankees Review and Analysis
Cleveland finished the season 16th in runs scored per game with 4.31, 7th in batting average with .254, and 12th in OBP with .316.
The Yankees finished the season 2nd in runs scored with 4.98 per game, 15th in batting average with .241, and 5th in OBP with .325. The Yankees have that great scoring average that has been built on Aaron Judge home runs and Giancarlo Stanton home runs… that is why the batting average is… just average. Still if you walk a Yankee… you have to worry about him getting hit in.
Cleveland’s pitchers finished the season 6th in ERA with 3.47, 5th in WHIP with 1.16, and the fielders are 5th in errors with only 75 on the season.
The Yankees Pitchers finished the season 3rd in ERA with 3.30, 3rd in WHIP with 1.12, and their fielders are 7th in errors with 79 on the season.
Cleveland Guardians vs New York Yankees Prediction
Our prediction for Thursday, October 13th is… Yankees 6 - Guardians 3
Bet the Yankees on the ML again. Also add an OVER. Judge and Stanton are due for bombs… The Guardians are due for a bigger collapse than Game 1.
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MLB Betting Trends
The Guardians are 209-180 in all games the last 3 seasons (+21.7 UNITS).
The Guardians are 18-9 on the road when the total is 7 or less the last 3 seasons.
The Yankees are 17-5 this season at home when the money line is -100 to -150.
Players to Watch
Guardians: RHP Shane Bieber, 13-8, 2.88 ERA, 198 strikeouts in 200 innings pitched. 1.04 WHIP. This 27 year old is solid. Through and through.
Yankees LHP Nestor Cortes, 12-4, 2.44 ERA, 163 strikeouts in 158 innings pitched. 0.92 WHIP. This 27 year old is having a declarative season. Numbers are up across the board… wins are pouring in.
Guardians: LF Steven Kwan, SS Amed Rosario, 3B Jose Ramirez, RF Oscar Gonzalez, 1B Josh Naylor, DH Owen Miller, 2B Andres Giminez, C Austin Hedges, CF Myles Straw
Yankees: 2B DJ LaMahieu, 1B Anthony Rizzo, LF Oswaldo Cabrera, 3B Josh Donaldson, SS Oswald Peraze, DH Aaron Judge, RF Marwin Gonzalez, C Kyle Higashioka, CF Aaron Hicks
Guardians: Terry “Let’s make history” Francona
Yankees: Aaron “I am history” Boone
Sunny, 70*, Humidity 53%, Wind 7 mph.