In a Yankees vs Guardians Game 2 delayed by a day due to inclement weather, the Cleveland Guardians stole a game from the New York Yankees in extra innings by a score of 4-2. The Guardians, who have had trouble putting hits together so far in the MLB Playoffs, started off the 10th inning with three consecutive hits. Now, with the series all tied up heading to Cleveland, who will take hold of the series lead?
This MLB betting preview for the ALDS MLB Playoffs Yankees vs Guardians Game 3 includes game info, starting pitchers, betting odds, trends and a prediction for tonight’s postseason matchup.
New York Yankees vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction | ALDS MLB Playoffs Game 2
ALDS MLB Playoffs Game 3 (Series tied 1-1)
New York Yankees (99-63, 42-39 Away) vs. Cleveland Guardians (92-20, 46-35 Home)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2021
Time: 7:37 p.m. EST
Venue: Progressive Field — Cleveland, OH
Yankees vs Guardians Starting Pitchers
Yankees: Luis Severino (7-3, 3.18 ERA)
Guardians: Triston McKenzie (11-11, 2.96 ERA)
New York Yankees Preview
Once again, the New York Yankees’ offense was overly reliant on the long ball. It was just a matter of time before it came back to bite them and this was a bad time for it to happen. Outside of a Giancarlo Stanton homer in the first inning, the Yankees didn’t score. In fact, outside of that first inning, the Yankees only had four hits.
One of the major reasons for their offensive woes has been due to none other than Aaron Judge. The likely AL MVP this season has been abysmal in this series. Judge is 0-7 with seven strikeouts and a single walk through two games in the ALDS. While the sample size is admittedly small, he is severely hurting his team right now. With home-field advantage now going to Cleveland, it’ll be even tougher for him to get going. If he can’t even get close to his regular season form, the Yankees may be in trouble.
Cleveland Guardians Preview
In a best-of-five series, the goal is always to take at least one of the first two road games. The Guardians did just that in Game 2 and now have full control of the series. While the series is still tied, Cleveland has guaranteed themselves two games at home. The Cleveland crowd will be ready to go and should be a major factor moving forward.
Predicting Game 3 is quite simple really. If starter Triston McKenzie can pitch like he did in the second Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Guardians are going to be all but impossible to beat. That’s a tall order against this Yankees lineup, however, few have been as good as McKenzie has over the last few months of the regular season. The result of this game will likely depend on which version of Triston McKenzie shows up.
Yankees vs Guardians Odds | MLB Playoffs Predictions
MLB betting odds for Yankees vs Guardians are taken from BetOnline Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NYY: (-115) | CLE: (+105)
Run Line: NYY: -1.5 (+155) | CLE: +1.5 (-175)
Total: 6.5 — Over: (-125) | Under: (+105)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: NYY: (25%) | CLE: (75%)
Yankees vs Guardians MLB Betting Trends
- Cleveland is 6-2 straight up in their last eight games.
- Cleveland is 2-6 straight up in their last eight games against New York.
- The over has hit in six of Cleveland’s last 10 games.
- The under has hit in five of New York’s last seven road games.
- The under has hit in six of New York’s last seven games.
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Yankees vs Guardians Stats
- Cleveland is averaging 4.31 runs per game (RPG) this season (No. 15 in the MLB).
- Cleveland is surrendering 3.91 RPG this season (No. 8 in the MLB).
- New York is averaging 4.98 RPG this season (No. 2 in the MLB).
- New York is surrendering 3.50 RPG this season (No. 3 in the MLB).
Yankees vs Guardians MLB Weather Report
Wind: 11 MPH (blowing out to center)
Yankees vs Guardians Prediction | ALDS MLB Playoffs Game 3
The Yankees vs Guardians prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Cleveland a 51% chance to win Game 3 of this ALDS MLB Playoffs matchup.
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