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Yankees vs Guardians Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks April 11

Cole Has Cleveland’s Number

After taking an early 2-0 lead, the New York Yankees (6-4) fell 3-2 against the Cleveland Guardians (7-4) on Monday. They meet for game two of a three-game series on Tuesday night.

This time, the Yankees are favored in MLB spreads with Gerrit Cole on the mound, who is 2-0. The Guardians will start second-year pitcher Hunter Gaddis. Cole seems to have Cleveland’s number after going 4-0 against the squad last season. Will the five-time All-Star pitcher continue his dominance against the Guardians?

Yankees vs Guardians Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Yankees vs Guardians Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Yankees Look to Go Yard

New York, which ranks fourth in slugging percentage and home runs per game, could not get its bats going on Monday. After allowing two runs in the first inning, Cleveland ace Shane Bieber took control, going seven innings. The Yankees did not have the same quality of pitching to match Bieber, starting Domingo German, who is the last man in the rotation.

German was pulled in the fourth inning with a 5.87 ERA.

New York’s bullpen allowed far too many walks on Tuesday. The Guardians totaled nine, including two in the seventh for their go-ahead run. Why should we back the Yanks in MLB bets after shaky pitching? Cole is a whole different ball game. He is one of the sportsbook’s favorites to win the American League Cy Young Award. Cole has a 0.73 ERA in two starts this season while pitching in at least six innings.

Tuesday could be a big night for home runs as well. Cleveland’s Gaddis allowed seven home runs in two starts last season. Outfielder Aaron Judge or designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton to hit a home run is one of the most favorable sport bets of the night.

Guardians Dealing With Injuries

Cleveland continues to frequently draw walks. Nine walks elevated the Guardians to the 3-2 win on Monday. They now rank second with 5.09 walks per game. Of course, this has also boosted Cleveland’s on-base percentage, which ranks 11th. Cole has walked five batters in two starts. Could the Guardians get runners in scoring position thanks to walks once again?

Gaddis is getting the start due to various injuries. Cleveland’s bullpen is already in bad shape a couple of weeks into the season. In fact, it is without two starting pitchers – Aaron Civale and Triston McKenzie. Gaddis enjoyed a breakout spring, posting a 2.77 ERA with a 1.000 WHIP, taking his impressive play to the regular season with a 0.931 WHIP in two starts.

According to MLB lines, the Guardians are the favorite to win the AL Central (+125). Another win over the Yankees could help bolster that.

Yankees vs Guardians Game Injuries

Yankees vs Guardians Head-to-Head

The series is split at 3-3 over the last six matchups. Plus, the home team has won three of the last four.

Yankees vs Guardians Game Information

  • Game: Yankees (6-4) vs Guardians (7-4)
  • Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, April 11, 6:10 p.m. ET
  • Yankees vs Guardians Live stream: MLB.tv

Yankees vs Guardians Betting Lines

Yankees vs Guardians Picks & Prediction

Per MLB odds, the run line favors New York by -1½. Take the Yankees to cover. Gaddis is enjoying a breakout year thus far. However, he gave up far too many home runs last season. New York can take advantage of that to the fullest. Plus, Cole still is a big pitching advantage compared to Gaddis.

New York is listed at -165 in our Las Vegas MLB lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Yankees, you have a chance to win $61. Cleveland is +145, offering a chance to win $145 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Yankees a 62.26% chance to win, with the Guardians at 40.82%.

Yankees vs Guardians Edge

Yankees vs Guardians Results

Yankees vs Guardians Game Summary

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