New York Vs Cleveland MLB Odds Analysis
We are just a few days away from the end of the first half of the MLB season, which means that the All-Star Break is right around the corner. This is the point in the season where teams make one final push before getting a few days off to chill and enjoy the proceedings of the All-Star weekend. The team that has been the hottest coming down the first half stretch has been the Cleveland Indians, and they will be looking to keep their good form going when they welcome in the New York Yankee for a 4-game series starting on Thursday. The Indians have opened up a solid lead at the top of the Central, while the Yankees haven’t really done much to set the AL East on fire. The online betting odds are sure to have the Cleveland Indians in as favorites to win this series, but you have to wonder if the aging Yankees can upset the apple cart.
New York Yankees Vs Cleveland Indians MLB Odds Analysis
When: Thursday, July 7 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland
Starting Pitchers: Ivan Nova Vs Trevor Bauer
TV: YES and WKYC 3
Radio: WFAN and WTAM
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the New York Yankees
It has been a season of total inconsistency for the Yankees (41-42) as they have simply been unable to get anything going for an extended period of time. Everything about this team is middle of the pack, from their pitching all the way up to their offensive output. This does not look like a team capable of challenging for a division, never mind a championship, but there have been times this season when they have turned back the clock a little. They are going to have to do that over the next 4 days if they are to have any joy against a Cleveland team that is on fire. The good news for the Yankees is that they are a solid 14-8 against teams from the Central. Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.06 ERA) is scheduled to start.
Why bet on the Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Indians (51-32) finally saw their 14-game win streak come to an end after taking back to back losses to the Toronto Blue Jays. They have recovered nicely from that, though, and have a shot at sweeping the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night before welcoming in the Yankees. They now have a 7.5 game lead over the Tigers, and should head into the break with that number, or perhaps even a better one intact. The Indians have been offensively brilliant of late, and that could spell trouble for a mediocre Yankees pitching staff. Trevor Bauer (7-2, 3.02 ERA) will start for the Indians.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Yankees have lost the last 4 games that Novo has started, and I think they will extend that streak to 5 here. The Indians are hot right now, and Bauer gives them a chance to win every time he takes to the mound.