New York Yankees vs Cleveland Guardians Game 1 Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 2 (7/2): MLB

New York Yankees vs Cleveland Guardians Game 1 Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 2 (7/2): MLB

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Odds
Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Yankees money line -196
Yankees run line -1.5 (-122)
Guardians money line +189
Guardians run line +1.5 (+110)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats
  New York Yankees Cleveland Guardians 
Record 56-21 39-34
Road / home record 22-12 19-15
Last 10 record 6-4 4-6
Streak L1 W2
Over / under record 33-41-3 35-33-5
Runs / game 4.98 4.43
Runs allowed / game 3.03 4.24

 

Preview

The Yankees and Cleveland Guardians will play game 1 of their 3-Game series at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Saturday, The Yankees have swept the Guardians 3-0 so far this season.

New York Yankees 

New York Yankees have swept Oakland Athletics 3-0 at home before going on the road to face the Astros in a game that ended as a 1-2 Yankees loss so now they have won 4 out of last 5 games going to this Cleveland series. Yankees are 3rd in runs scored and 1st in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Geritt Cole (6-2, 2.99 ERA) will be on the mound for the Yankees in game 1 on Saturday, Cole's last start was against Houston Astros and he went 7 innings allowing 1 earned run and had 8 strikeouts in a game that ended as a 0-3 loss for the Yankees.

Cleveland Guardians 

Cleveland Guardians have came back from behind to beat the Twins yet again in an exciting game on Thursday, Guardians have won the series 3-2 which is a good result after getting swept 0-3 by the Red Sox in the previous series. Guardians are the 24th in runs scored and 6th in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Kirk mcCarty (0-1, 10.29 ERA) will be on the mound for the Guardias in game 1 on Saturday, mcCarty's last start was against Texas Rangers and he went 4 innings allowing 4 earned runs and had 2 strikeouts in a game that ended as a 3-6 loss for the Guardias.

Betting Trends

New York Yankees have gone Under the total in 5 of last 7 games.

New York Yankees are 4-1 Straight up last 5 games.

New York Yankees are 9-3 straight up last 12 games Vs the Guardians.

Cleveland Guardians are 3-6 Straight up last 9 games.

Cleveland Guardians are 1-6 Straight up last 7 home games Vs the Yankees.

Cleveland Guardians have gone Over the total in 4 of last 5 games Vs the Yankees.

Prediction

The Guardians are in a good form last few games and their bats are hot at the moment scoring 12 runs in the last 2 games and allowing 8 runs so they had two straight Over now and 4 out of last 5 games between the Yankees and Guardians have gone Over the total so the Over is the play here.

PICK: Total Over 8.5 (+100).

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