The New York Yankees (7-6) host the Cleveland Guardians (7-4) at 7:05 PM ET on Friday, featuring a showdown of top-five power hitters. Anthony Rizzo has four homers (fifth in league) for the Yankees, and Jose Ramirez is fifth with four round-trippers for the Guardians.
The Yankees are favored (-200 on the moneyline) when they host the Guardians (+175). Jameson Taillon (0-1) will start in ths one for the New York Yankees. The Cleveland Guardians have yet to tab a starter for this game. The over/under in the game is 9 total runs.
Yankees vs. Guardians Predictions
Yankees vs. Guardians Betting Odds
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Yankees vs. Guardians Hitting Splits 2021
- New York has a 4-5 record from the nine games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
- Over their last 10 outings, the Yankees and their opponents combined to hit the over two times (nine of the games had set totals).
- New York’s record against the spread is 4-5-0 over its past 10 games (bookmakers set spreads in nine of those games).
- In 81 games on the road last season, they hit 101 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
- They slugged .403 in 81 road games last season.
- They averaged 8.1 base hits per game and had a .238 batting average on the road last season.
- They scored 4.6 runs per game last season on the road.
- When they played on the road last season, they had a team on-base percentage of .302 and drew 2.8 walks per game.
- They struck out 8.9 times per game in 81 away games last season.
Yankees vs. Guardians Starting Pitcher Betting Trends
Projected starter: Jameson Taillon
- Taillon has started two games with set spreads, and the Yankees went 1-1-0.
- The Yankees were named the moneyline favorite for two Taillon starts this season — they split the games.
- His team split the two matchups he’s appeared in this season.
- Taillon’s two starts with a total this season both went under.
Yankees Batting Leaders
- Rizzo paces the Yankees in home runs (four) and runs batted in (10).
- Among hitters in baseball, Rizzo ranks fifth in home runs and 10th in RBI.
- Aaron Hicks has a home run and seven walks while batting .270.
- Hicks ranks 81st in homers and 165th in RBI this year.
- Aaron Judge is hitting .255 with four doubles, a home run and six walks.
- Judge has safely hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .222 with a double, three walks and an RBI.
- Isiah Kiner-Falefa is batting .282 with three doubles and three walks.
- Kiner-Falefa enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .438 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
Yankees Batting Leaders
- Ramirez leads Cleveland in home runs with four, runs batted in with 20 and his batting average of .442 is also best on his team.
- Ramirez’s home run total ranks fifth in the majors, and he is first in RBI.
- Ramirez has hit safely in 10 straight games. In his last 10 games he is hitting .462 with four doubles, a triple, four home runs, four walks and 19 RBI.
- Steven Kwan has 13 hits and an OBP of .511 to go with a slugging percentage of .559 this season.
- Kwan is 195th in homers and 41st in RBI among all hitters in the major leagues.
- Kwan has hit safely in two straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .200 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
- Myles Straw has collected 14 base hits, an OBP of .431 and a slugging percentage of .419 this season.
- Straw enters this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with a double, a triple, two walks and two RBI.
- Oscar Mercado has nine hits and an OBP of .225 to go with a slugging percentage of .550 this season.
- Mercado enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .267 with a double and two RBI.
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