Yankees vs. Indians ALDS Game 2 MLB Odds & Expert Betting Prediction

Yankees vs. Indians ALDS Game 2 MLB Odds & Expert Betting Prediction

Written by on October 5, 2017

After picking up an overpowering 8-4 win against Minnesota in their wild-card win on Monday night and losing to the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of their ALDS matchup on Thursday night, the hard-hitting New York Yankees will try to put some runs on the board against the virtually unhittable Corey Kluber, the main reason why the MLB odds for ALDS Game 2 favors the Indians, again, for Friday night. Right now, the Dodgers are -1.5 point favorites in the MLB lines. It’s going to be a close one.

Yankees vs. Indians ALDS Game 2 MLB Odds & Expert Betting Prediction

  • When: Friday, October 6, 5:00 PM ET
  • Where: Progressive Field
  • TV: MLBN
  • Radio: WFAN 660, WTAM 1100, ESPN Radio
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • MLB Odds: Indians at 1.5 / Total U 7

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 22°C/72°F
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Precipitation: 32%
  • Cloud Cover: 89%
  • Wind: 7 mph E
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: New York Yankees 3.80 / Cleveland Indians 4.50
  • Hits: New York Yankees 7.40 / Cleveland Indians 7.70
  • Walks: New York Yankees 2.90 / Cleveland Indians 3.40
  • Strikeouts: New York Yankees 9.10 / Cleveland Indians 10.50
  • Over/Under: New York Yankees 3-5-1 / Cleveland Indians 3-5-1

Probable Pitchers

New York Yankees / C.C. Sabathia – L – (14-5, 3.69 ERA, 120 K)The 37-year-old former staff ace will be going up against the team that originally drafted him and where he became a household name by winning the 2007 Cy Young award. Sabathia hits the postseason on a nice roll, having limited the opposition to three runs or less in each of his final four regular-season starts while giving up two runs or less in three of those outings.Cleveland Indians Corey Kluber – R – (18-4, 2.25 ERA, 265 K)Kluber will start Game 2 of the ALDS because that’s what manager Terry Francona wants, but he’s the likely AL Cy Young winner this year-old after leading the majors with a stellar .25 ERA. In 23 starts since June 1, Kluber has posted a phenomenal 15-2 record with a jaw-dropping 1.62 ERA and 224 strikeouts in just 166.2 innings.

Why bet on the Yankees MLB Odds?

New York has won seven of their last 10 games including their wild-card win over Minnesota on Monday night and finished the regular season ranked second in scoring (5.30 RPG), seventh in team batting average (.262), third in on-base percentage (.785) and first in home runs (241). The Yankees also finished fifth in team ERA (3.73), third in WHIP (1.21), fourth in strikeouts (1,560) and 10th in quality starts (75).

Team Record

  • All: 92-71
  • Home: 52-30
  • Away: 40-41
  • As Favorite: 71-55
  • As Underdog: 21-15
  • ATS: 89-73
  • Over/Under: 83-76-3
  • Against Left-handed Pitchers: 24-23
  • Against Right-handed Pitchers: 68-48

Team Injury Report

  • LF Matt Holliday

Why bet on the Indians MLB Odds?

On the flip side of the coin, Cleveland ranked sixth in scoring (5.05), fifth in team batting average (.263), second in on-base percentage (.788) and 15th in home runs (212). More importantly, the Indians finished the regular season ranked first in team ERA (3.30), second in WHIP (1.16), first in strikeouts (1,614), third in quality starts (84), while also finishing fourth in errors with 76.The ALDS Game 2 Odds favors the Indians.The Indians have won three straight and five of seven regular-season meetings against New York this season and will get the home win in this one simply because Corey Kluber is virtually unhittable these days. Cleveland’s staff ace has not allowed more than two earned runs in each of his last nine starts while allowing one run or less in each of his last four starts while tossing at least seven innings in three of those outings.

Team Record

  • All: 102-60
  • Home: 49-32
  • Away: 53-28
  • As Favorite: 95-56
  • As Underdog: 6-4
  • ATS: 82-79
  • Over/Under: 60-92-9
  • Against Left-handed Pitchers: 36-24
  • Against Right-handed Pitchers: 66-36

Team Injury Report

  • LF Michael Brantley
  • LF Brandon Guyer
  • RF Lonnie Chisenhall
  • RP Dylan Baker
  • CF Bradley Zimmer

Latest MLB Odds Trends for ALDS Game 2

  • NY Yankees is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Expert Analysis & Betting Pick

While New York has gone 1-5 in their last six playoff games and just 2-6 in their last eight road playoff contests, the Indians are a near-perfect 7-1 in their last eight home games against a left-handed starter, an insane 42-9 in their last 51 games overall, 5-1 in Corey Kluber’s last six starts against teams from the AL East and a robust 23-8 in Kluber’s last 31 home starts.Back the Indians to get it done as Corey Kluber will simply be too much, even for New York’s daunting batting order.Pick: New York Yankees 1 – Cleveland Indians 5