Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees ALDS Game 3 Betting Lines & Pick.

Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees ALDS Game 3 Betting Lines & Pick

Written by on October 6, 2017

With the MLB Divisional Series only being a best of 5, it becomes incredibly important for the underdogs in each series to steal one of the opening two games on the road if they hope to move on to the Championship Series. It’s always a tough call, which often means that by the time we get to Game 3 in a series, the home team is under ridiculous pressure to get a win to keep the series alive. This is the scenario that the New York Yankees will face on Sunday night, where despite having the ALDS Game 3 Betting Lines against them they really need to win.The Yankees received a rough welcome to the ALDS on Thursday night, with Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer allowing just 2 hits in 6.2 innings of work. Overall, the Yankees managed just 3 hits on the way to a 4-0 shutout. New York looked totally different in Game 2, but they lost 9-8 in 13 innings. Can the Yankees, underdogs at +1.5, deliver the goods in their own building this weekend, and avoid elimination?

Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees ALDS Game 3 Betting Lines & Pick

  • When: Sunday, October 8 at 7:30 PM EST
  • Where: Yankee Stadium, New York
  • Starting Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (Cleveland Indians) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (New York Yankees)
  • TV: FS1
  • Radio: WFAN 660, WTAM 1100, ESPN Radio
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • ALDS Game 3 Betting Lines: Cleveland Indians -1.5 (Over/Under at 8)

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 24°C/76°F
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Precipitation: 24%
  • Cloud Cover: 72%
  • Wind: 12 mph W
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: Cleveland Indians 4.50 / New York Yankees 3.80
  • Hits: Cleveland Indians 7.70 / New York Yankees 7.40
  • Walks: Cleveland Indians 3.40 / New York Yankees 2.90
  • Strikeouts: Cleveland Indians 10.50 / New York Yankees 9.10
  • Over/Under: Cleveland Indians 3-5-1 / New York Yankees 3-5-1

Why consider the Indians ALDS Game 3 Betting Lines?

The Cleveland Indians were one of the best teams in baseball last year, and it’s easy to forget that they were one game away from winning the World Series. They improved their line-up in the offseason, and while those changes took some time to click, the Indians ended the season being the team to beat heading into the playoffs. They looked magnificent in Game 1 of the ALDS, shutting down the Yankees big bats and delivering more than enough timely hits and runs to make this one a no-contest. On Game 2 they proved they are ready for anything at any time, going for 13 innings never letting their guard down.Where things often start to get interesting in when we get a little deeper into the starting rotation, as that is often when things start to even out a little in a series. The Indians will send Carlos Carrasco (18-6, 3.29 ERA) to the mound on Sunday, which means there is likely to be little in the way of relief for Yankees batters. Carrasco saved his best for the end of the season, going unbeaten in 6 games through the month of October.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Runs: 5.04
  • Hits: 8.91
  • Walks: 3.74
  • Strike Outs: 7.13
Defense
  • Runs: 3.46
  • Hits: 7.80
  • Walks: 2.51
  • Strike Outs: 9.99

Why consider the Yankees ALDS Game 3 Betting Lines?

No matter what happens through the remainder of this series, we can all agree that this has been a very good season for the Yankees. In Aaron Judge, the Yankees have a young man that they can build a team around, and their performance this season suggests that they are on their way to doing just that. The question now, though, is whether this team has what it takes to knock off what is arguably the best team in baseball. The Yankees went down without much of a fight in Game 1, but despite the result, they showed a totally different face on Game 2.No matter the ALDS Game 3 Lines, the Yankees need to win.After the two losses, the Yankees are now 2-7 against the Indians this season, but perhaps more importantly, they are 0-3 at Yankee Stadium. Home field is always a nice advantage, but it doesn’t look like one when you take into account what has already gone down this season. It will be Masahiro Tanaka (13-12, 4.74 ERA) who will get the start for the Yankees in Game 3.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Runs: 5.28
  • Hits: 9.01
  • Walks: 3.80
  • Strike Outs: 8.57
Defense
  • Runs: 4.07
  • Hits: 7.69
  • Walks: 3.13
  • Strike Outs: 9.65

Latest ALDS Game 3 Betting Lines Trends

  • New York Yankees are 2-5 ATS in their last 6 games
  • New York Yankees are 17-8 SU in their last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games
  • Cleveland Indians are 6-1 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Cleveland Indians are 22-4 SU in their last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I may be proven wrong over the next couple of games, but this looks and feels like a series that is destined to be a sweep. The Cleveland Indians are just too good from top to bottom to fall to the Yankees, and my guess is that Sunday night is when the killer blow will be delivered.Score: Cleveland Indians 5 – New York Yankees 2
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