Three-Game Series Begins in Bronx
The American League Central-leading Cleveland Guardians and the New York Yankees are set to face off on Friday in a contest that pits two early playoff contenders against one another. The Guardians have seemingly come out of nowhere to be one of the better teams in the American League while the Yankees are still trying to get their feet underneath them.
Guardians on Roll
The Cleveland Guardians have all the momentum in the world going for them right now. After two days of rainouts, the Guardians took three wins in two days against the rival Chicago White Sox. The bats really came alive in that series, scoring 19 runs in three games while only allowing five to a potent White Sox offense.
The Guardians are showing opponents that they are for real. But they still have a long way to go with having some spotty defensive miscues, and there are still a lot of question marks in that bullpen.
The Yankees will be another good test for the Guardians at hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium. Look for New York’s offense to do some damage in this series as the pitching staff tries to hold things together until the offense can get going.
Lack of Consistency Frustrates Yankees
With the loaded lineup that the New York Yankees carry, they sure aren’t producing wins the way they should be. There has to be some frustration inside the clubhouse with the inability for the team to capitalize on games that should be wins. The pitching staff is trying to hold things together while the offense tries to exorcise its demons and start producing runs.
Even though the Yankees took two of three games from the Tigers this week, they still did not swing the bats well, scoring only nine runs and getting shutout in the series finale on Thursday afternoon. The main bats like Anthony Rizzo, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton really need to step up their game in the heart of the order to start producing runs.
Jameson Taillon will stride to the mound looking to pick up his first win of the season. Although he has pitched decently, he has not been dominant the way the Yankees need right now.
Guardians vs Yankees Head-to-Head
In seven meetings in 2021, the Yankees won the MLB season series 4-3, but the Guardians took two of three games at Yankee Stadium. The Guardians scored 22 runs in those two wins, showing that their hitters really like the offensive atmosphere of playing in the Bronx.
Even in a year that the Guardians’ offense never really got going, Cleveland kept the scores close and produced really well against the Yankees. Though this won’t skew the MLB lines drastically, it is something to keep in mind with the Guardians swinging hot bats.
Guardians vs Yankees Game Information
- Game: Guardians (7-5) vs Yankees (7-6)
- Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
- Day/Time: Friday, April 22nd, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Guardians vs Yankees Streaming: fubo.tv
Guardians vs Yankees Betting Lines
Guardians vs Yankees Prediction
With the Guardians’ offense firing on all cylinders and finding ways to win, they win the offensive matchup by a landslide against the puny output of the struggling New York lineup. Ultimately, this will come down to pitching.
If the Yankees can stifle the Guardians’ bats, they will give themselves a chance. But if not, this could quickly turn into an offensive onslaught by the visitors, which will upset a lot of online sports betting.
In this instance, the Yankees just don’t have the firepower to keep up with the Guardians’ bats. Therefore, a moneyline bet of +165 in favor of the Guardians would be a safe option in this matchup.
When you bet online, take the moneyline win by the Guardians on the road.