Guardians vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/12

Guardians vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/12

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MLB Preview and Prediction: New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians

Prepare for an electrifying matchup as the New York Yankees clash with the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. With both teams boasting impressive offensive firepower, this game promises excitement and high-scoring action.

Game Overview:

  • Date: April 12, 2024
  • Time: 4:10 PM
  • Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Line: NYY -140
  • Over/Under: 8.5

 

Team Breakdown:

New York Yankees:

The New York Yankees enter this game with a scorching hot 10-3 record, leading the American League East. With dominant pitching and explosive hitting, the Yankees are firing on all cylinders and look to continue their winning ways.

Pitching Analysis:

Clarke Schmidt takes the mound for the Yankees, aiming to build on his solid performances. Despite posting a 4.66 ERA, Schmidt has the potential to shut down opposing lineups and keep the Guardians' offense in check.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Giancarlo Stanton (4 HR)
  • Batting Average: Anthony Volpe (.372 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Juan Soto (12 RBI)

With power hitters like Giancarlo Stanton leading the charge, the Yankees' lineup poses a constant threat to opposing pitchers. Look for the Yankees to capitalize on scoring opportunities and put pressure on the Guardians' pitching staff.

 

Cleveland Guardians:

The Cleveland Guardians come into this game with an impressive 9-3 record, riding a wave of momentum after a strong start to the season. With a balanced lineup and solid pitching, the Guardians aim to continue their winning ways against the Yankees.

Pitching Analysis:

Carlos Carrasco gets the start for the Guardians, looking to improve on his performances early in the season. With a 4.50 ERA, Carrasco aims to stifle the potent Yankees' lineup and give his team a chance to secure another win at home.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Josh Naylor (3 HR)
  • Batting Average: Steven Kwan (.386 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Jose Ramirez (10 RBI)

Despite facing a tough opponent, the Guardians' lineup has shown the ability to produce runs and provide run support for their pitching staff. With key hitters like Josh Naylor leading the charge, the Guardians aim to continue their offensive onslaught and secure another victory.

 

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
NYY (10-3) -140 o8.5 (-125) -1.5 (+115)
CLE (9-3) +120 u8.5 (-105) +1.5 (-135)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict the Over of 8.5 runs to be the pick. Here's why:

Both the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Guardians have been on fire offensively, with their lineups consistently producing runs in recent games. With power hitters on both sides and starting pitchers who have shown vulnerability, we expect this game to be a high-scoring affair.

With the Over/Under set at 8.5 runs, betting on the Over presents good value given the offensive capabilities of both teams. Expect plenty of action on the basepaths and scoring opportunities aplenty as the Yankees and Guardians battle it out in a slugfest.

Pick: Over 8.5 runs

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