Indians vs Yankees Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 17 (9/17): MLB
- Sep 17, 2021, 6:35:06 PM
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|Time||7:05 p.m. EST|
|Indians money line||+150|
|Indians run line||+1.5 (-120)|
|Yankees money line||-182|
|Yankees run line||-1.5 (+100)|
|Over / under||9 (-120))|
|Road / home record||35-37||41-31|
|Last 10 record||3-7||4-6|
|Over / under record||75-64-5||63-81-3|
|Runs / game||4.39||4.36|
|Runs allowed / game||4.54||4.12|
Tonight we have the Indians taking on the Yankees in the Bronx. The Indians continue their road trip after going 2-1 in Minnesota against the Twins. The Indians enter this game with little to no hope of making the postseason as they sit 10 games back of a wildcard spot in the AL. The Yankees enter this game struggling a bit and have fallen out of a wildcard spot because of it. They sit back 0.5 games behind the Red Sox and the red hot Blue Jays. They'll look to wake up here and try and get this offense going.
Zach Plesac (10-5, 4.45 ERA) will be on the mound for the Indians when they take on the Yankees. Plesac enters this game with a 1.16 WHIP and 5.05 XFIP. This season he carries a low 16.8% strikeout rate along with a 5.5% walk rate. Plesac has been mediocre this season, though he is able to command his pitches he has allowed hard contact to both sides of the plate and has also given up power as well. He will have his hands full against a loaded Yankees offense that can go off on any night.
Corey Kluber (4-3, 4.02 ERA) will be on the mound for the Yankees when they host the Indians. Kluber enters this game with a 1.31 WHIP and 4.69 XFIP. This season he carries a nice 26.1% strikeout rate along with a high 10.9% walk rate. This will be Kluber's 4th start after going on the IL in May, in those starts he went 11.2 innings, allowing 11 earned runs, striking out 17 hitters, while walking 7 hitters. Kluber has had his struggles in same handed matchups this year allowing a .229 ISO and .370 wOBA to right handed hitters this season. The strikeout rate drops down to 22.9% compared to a 30.2% against left handed hitters, his walk rate also increases against right handed hitters to 13.3% compared to 7.3% against left handed hitters. Kluber has been roughed up since his return and could have his hands full against an Indians team that has some quality bats.
I'll look to target the total in this one as both pitchers have been mediocre and are going against capable offenses in a hitter friendly ball park.
PICK: Over 9 (-120)
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