Yankees vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Yankees vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

Myles Straw will look to extend his 10-game hitting streak when the Cleveland Guardians (7-5) take on the New York Yankees (7-4). The Yankees are listed as -117 favorites on the moneyline for the contest, which starts at 1:10 PM ET Wednesday, live on BSGL from Progressive Field.

Clarke Schmidt takes the mound for New York while Peyton Battenfield is Cleveland’s starter for the contest.

Yankees vs. Guardians Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -117
  • Guardians odds to win: -102
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSGL

Who Will Win Yankees vs. Guardians?

Yankees and Guardians Betting Trends

The Yankees have won 70% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (7-3).

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -117 or shorter, New York has gone 7-3 (70%).

The Guardians have won four of the six games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Cleveland has a record of 3-2 in games where sportsbooks have it as underdogs of at least -102 on the moneyline.

The Yankees have played in 11 games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total five times (5-6-0).

Games involving the Guardians have gone over the total set by bookmakers in seven of 12 chances this season.

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Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees have the No. 12 offense in MLB play scoring 5.2 runs per game (57 total runs).

New York is fifth in baseball with 17 home runs. They average 1.5 per game.

The Yankees’ .253 batting average ranks 12th in the majors.

New York strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 14th in MLB.

The 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Yankees pitching staff ranks fourth in MLB.

New York has a 2.69 team ERA that ranks fourth across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians rank 13th in the league with 55 total runs scored this season.

Cleveland ranks 29th in Major League Baseball with just five home runs as a team.

The Guardians have a team batting average of .238 this season, which ranks 20th among MLB teams.

Cleveland ranks 12th in strikeouts per game (7.8) among MLB offenses.

The Guardians have an 8.4 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 19th in the majors.

Cleveland has pitched to a 4.33 ERA this season, which ranks 13th in baseball.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

The Yankees will look to Schmidt (0-0) in his third start of the season.

Gleyber Torres leads New York with a .371 batting average.

Aaron Judge’s four home runs are most among New York batters. He’s driven in seven runs this season while slugging .659.

Giancarlo Stanton has collected 10 base hits, an OBP of .316 and a slugging percentage of .583 this season.

Anthony Rizzo is batting .314 with an OBP of .432 and a slugging percentage of .457 this season.

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Guardians Key Players to Watch

Battenfield has been named the starter for the Guardians and will make his first start this season.

Jose Ramirez is hitting .292 with five doubles, a triple and 12 walks.

Andres Gimenez has five doubles, a home run and five walks while batting .333.

Steven Kwan leads the Guardians with eight runs batted in.

Straw’s .343 batting average paces his team.

Yankees and Guardians Injuries

Yankees: Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Ben Rortvedt: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Harrison Bader: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lou Trivino: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Rodón: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Lat), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tommy Kahnle: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Gleyber Torres: day-to-day (Hip)

Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Sam Hentges: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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Yankees vs. Guardians Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Yankees 5, Guardians 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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