Yankees vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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Yankees vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 2, 2023

MLB Predictions

The New York Yankees (15-15) stumble into Tuesday’s matchup with the Cleveland Guardians (14-15) looking to break a four-game losing streak. The contest starts at 7:05 PM ET on YES with the Yankees listed as -161 favorites to right the ship.

Gerrit Cole takes the mound for New York while Tanner Bibee is Cleveland’s starter for the contest.

Yankees vs. Guardians Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -161
  • Guardians odds to win: +138
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 7 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: YES

Who Will Win Yankees vs. Guardians?

Yankees and Guardians Betting Trends

The Yankees are 15-9 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 62.5% of those games).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -161 or shorter, New York has a 7-1 record (winning 87.5% of its games).

This season, the Guardians have won five out of the 10 games in which they’ve been the underdog.

Cleveland has played as an underdog of +138 or more twice this season and split those games.

In the 30 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Yankees, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-19-1).

Games involving the Guardians have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 11 of 28 chances this season.

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees rank 22nd in runs scored with 118, 3.9 per game.

New York ranks 11th in baseball with 35 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.

The Yankees have the fourth-worst batting average in the majors (.225).

New York strikes out 8.5 times per game to rank 16th in baseball.

The Yankees pitching staff is fifth in the majors with a collective 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

New York has a 3.68 team ERA that ranks 10th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 26th with just 111 total runs (3.8 per game) this season.

Cleveland has hit just 17 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the majors.

The Guardians have a team batting average of .229 this season, which ranks 25th among MLB teams.

Cleveland is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking second with an average of 7.5 strikeouts per game.

The Guardians have a 7.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, worst in baseball.

Cleveland has pitched to a 3.99 ERA this season, which ranks 12th in baseball.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

Cole (5-0) takes the mound for the Yankees in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 1.11 ERA in 40 2/3 innings pitched, with 44 strikeouts.

Gleyber Torres has been key for New York with four home runs, 10 RBI and a batting average of .245 this season.

Anthony Rizzo leads New York in batting with a .274 average while slugging five homers and driving in 13 runs.

DJ LeMahieu has 24 hits this season and a slash line of .261/.330/.446.

Anthony Volpe has collected 21 hits this season and has an OBP of .330. He’s slugging .333 on the year.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

Bibee heads to the mound for the Guardians to make his second start of the season, seeking his second win.

Jose Ramirez paces the Guardians in home runs (three), runs batted in (17) and has accumulated a team-best batting average of .279.

Steven Kwan has four doubles, a triple and 19 walks while hitting .278.

Andres Gimenez is batting .243 with seven doubles, two home runs and eight walks.

Josh Bell has shown his power as he leads his team with three home runs.

Yankees and Guardians Injuries

Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Aaron Judge: 10 Day IL (Hip), Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Ben Rortvedt: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Rodón: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Lat), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tommy Kahnle: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Jake Bauers: day-to-day (Knee)

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)

Yankees vs. Guardians Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Yankees 3, Guardians 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 7 runs
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