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MLB Betting Prediction: New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians 4/12/2024

New York Yankees (9-2) vs. Cleveland Guardians (8-2)

The upcoming clash between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Guardians is not just a game; it’s a spectacle featuring two of the best teams in the early MLB season. Set for Friday, this match-up pits the Yankees, with a 9-2 standing, against the Guardians, who boast an 8-2 record. Given their impressive starts, this game is a crucial test for both squads and a prime opportunity for fans engaging in the best live betting.

The New York Yankees have perfectly manifested their form in the first games of the season, featuring a good overall attack and a single-minded defense. Compiling a batting average of .249, they have successfully scored 56 runs from 90 hits, that includes 13 homers. Prompting their offensive with a strong pitching staff that shows a low ERA at 2.7 and 1.25 WHIP makes them a team to be reckoned with. The on-base percentage of .344 and slugging percentage of .395 just serve to confirm the team’s well-rounded hitting abilities.

The good news for the Cleveland Guardians is that the season has been just as great so far, or maybe even better in certain ways. They have had the slight edge with .268 batting average and 57 runs from 94 strikes. Their too few home runs is (7), but yet their slugging percentage is at .402, slightly over the Yankees’. Compared to their opponents in the league, they stand out, showing a league-best 2.05 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP, and this could be a key factor in this face-off.


New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians Game Info

When:  Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7:10 PM ET
Where:  Progressive Field
Stream:  MLB.TV


Clarke Schmidt (0-0 W-L, 4.66 ERA) vs. Carlos Carrasco (0-0 W-L, 4.5 ERA)

Clarke Schmidt, the Yankees pitcher, vies with his fist, or thumb, in the air, with no wins, nor any losses. 4.66 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 9.2 innings pitched, are his notable stats. However, 13 hits and a home run he allowed proved to be a minor setback, since his 9 strikeouts against 3 walks demonstrated a lot of dominance. Strikeout rate should be Schmidt’s horizon, but he should remember walks and controls are critical factors befitting the Guardians whose base getting is second to none.

Along with Carrasco of the Guardians, who has no decision but better ERA(4.5) and WHIP(1.38) over 8 innings, is one pitcher going into the game without making any decision. When it comes to limiting hits to 7 and striking out 9, he is surely the one to look out for, considering this will not be easy at all given the experience and strength of the Yankees’ lineup. In the end, Carrasco’s effectiveness will depend on his prowess in containing the Yankees batters and preventing the ball from going over the fence, a zone he already has unblemished with no home runs given up thus far.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

The betting odds for this game remain undefined, but given the teams’ performances, it’s expected to be a closely contested match. Bettors should keep an eye on the odds as they develop, especially considering the pitching match-up and each team’s recent form.


New York Yankees Betting Trends

The Yankees were successful in their last 5 games but covered the spread only in 2 of their last 5 meetings. The fact that they showed up on the road against the spread (4-3) shows their perseverance, and also the trend of more than these games going over in total points suggests that they are the high-scoring types of matches.


Cleveland Guardians Betting Trends

With the last 5 wins and covering the spread in each the Guardians will go on for another hot streak. Their unblemished 7-2 record against the spread on the other side of the street speaks for itself, indicating the betters trustworthiness. Total in the only one of their last 5 games going UNDER shows a very strong pitching dominance or most likely the lower scoring games.


New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians 4/12/24 Betting Picks

Indeed, according to the presented numbers, this match shall define itself primarily by pitching that is sure to become the main feature in it. Guardian and Yankee have each demonstrated their offensive and defensive capabilities. However, the superiority of Pitching and the offensive prowess of the Yankees are tricky.

On the other end of the spectrum the pitching staff’s ERA and WHIP of the Guardians could prove to be quite daunting for the Yankees’ offense. When this occurs, there is a high likelihood that the Yankees will lose this particular game on the basis of being outperformed by the Guardians. Props would be a strikeout and perhaps a next over could be exciting considering what spinners are engaged in the encounter. For those looking for winning MLB picks, the under on total runs might be worth considering, expecting a pitcher’s duel.


Free Pick and Prediction: Cleveland Guardians 4, New York Yankees 3

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