No team should be comfortable with their division lead until it becomes mathematically impossible for them to be caught. That said, when you spend a good portion of the season on top without really being challenged, a level of comfort can begin to kick in. It’s how that team reacts to a challenge that often tells you how good they are. That is what the New York Yankees are experiencing right now, and they are going to have to try and rise up when they complete a 3-game baseball betting series in Cleveland on Thursday night.
A Look at the Thursday MLB Betting Odds Pick on NY Yankees at Cleveland & TV InfoDate/Time: Thursday, August 13th, 7:10 PMVenue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OHTV: WPIX, MLBNRadio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280Opening Line: New York Yankees -105on Tuesday night. The bats have gone incredibly cold at the worst possible time, and the Yankees must now be thinking ahead to their Toronto trip, which will come this weekend. By the time next Monday rolls around, they could well find themselves looking up at the Blue Jays. Nathan Eovaldi (11-2, 4.15 ERA) comes in with the best win percentage in the AL, but took a no decision in his last start versus the Jays despite only giving up 1 earned run.The Indians (52-59) have struggled to generate offense all season long, but it looks as though they have broken out of that slump in a big way. They scored an astonishing 34 runs against the Minnesota Twins over the weekend, and then followed that up by adding 5 more in the opening game of this series versus the Yankees. They are likely to have a tougher go of things against Eovaldi, but this is a team that has nothing to lose, so don’t be surprised to see them continuing to swing for the fences. The Indians will want to try and make some hay at home while they can, as this series will be followed by a pretty brutal 11-game road trip. It will be Trevor Bauer (9-8, 4.06 ERA) who gets the start for the Indians on Thursday.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees