Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees July 1 Betting Preview

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees July 1 Betting Preview

Cole Paganelli
2 years ago
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Guardians infielder Andres Gimenez hits a RBI triple in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees

After winning a huge series against the Minnesota Twins, the Cleveland Guardians (39-34) have another major test coming into town this weekend as they host the New York Yankees (56-21). Their three-game series will start on Friday at Progressive Field with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

On Thursday, the Yankees played a make-up game against the Houston Astros on their day off. Houston won the contest 2-1. Despite getting six innings of two-run ball from starter Luis Severino, the only offense the Yankees could muster was a solo home run from Anthony Rizzo in the sixth inning.

For Cleveland, they were able to pick up a series win against the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins, three games to two. On Thursday, the Guardians won 5-3.

Shane Bieber went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits, but it was Emmanuel Clase who picked up the win in relief. The hero of the game was Andres Gimenez, who hit a two-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning.

Guardians vs. Yankees July 1 Betting Odds

The Yankees are the favorite in this one despite playing on the road. They are -210 to win while the Guardians’ moneyline sits at +176. The runline features Cleveland +1.5 (-102), and the over/under for total runs sits at eight.

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Pitching Matchup

The Yankees will send ace Gerrit Cole to the mound for the opener. In 15 games this season, he is 6-2 with a 2.99 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and has 111 strikeouts in 87.1 innings of work. Cole did take a loss in his last outing, but allowed just one run in seven innings in a loss to the Astros.

For Cleveland, they will give the ball to righty Aaron Civale. In nine games, Civale is 2-4 with a 7.20 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and has 39 strikeouts in 40 innings. In his last two games, Civale has given up five earned runs on 13 hits in just nine innings of work.

Yankees Trying To Improve Best Record In Majors

At 56-21, the New York Yankees don’t just have the best record in the American League, they have the best record in all of baseball. They also are phenomenal on the road at 22-12. On Friday, they will look to add another tally to the win column on both records.

Leading the Yankees’ offense is outfielder Aaron Judge. In 287 at bats, he is hitting .286/.361/.627 with a team-leading 29 home runs, 59 runs batted in, and 62 runs scored.

Anthony Rizzo has also performed well this season. Despite hitting just .221/.335/.502, he has 21 home runs, 51 runs batted in, 45 runs scored, and six stolen bases. He has also had luck against Civale in his career, hitting .429 in seven at bats with a home run and two runs batted in.

Cleveland Looks To Keep Rolling Against MLB’s Best

The Cleveland Guardians are rolling high after winning three of five from the division-rival Minnesota Twins and sit just a game behind them in the standings. Trying not to go backwards in the standings, they will look to take down baseball’s best in the New York Yankees.

Gerrit Cole may be one of the best pitchers in baseball, but keep an eye on Jose Ramirez in this one. In 14 career at bats against Cole, he is hitting .357 with two home runs and four runs batted in.

While he doesn’t have the success against Cole that Ramirez has, Andres Gimenez also has been one of the Guardians’ most pivotal hitters this year. In 211 total at bats, he is hitting .308/.355/.502 with nine home runs, 37 runs batted in, and 26 runs scored.

Guardians Will Be Challenged Friday Night

Anytime that you see someone at the caliber of Gerrit Cole on the mound, you know you are going to have to bring your best game to beat them. After winning two emotional games in a row against the Twins, the Guardians hope that is exactly what they will do.

As always, a lot of the Guardians' success will rely on what starter Aaron Civale can do. He is going to have to try to contain a Yankees’ offense that ranks second in MLB in scoring averaging 5.04 runs per game (5.21 on the road)

If he can limit the damage, the Guardians have a shot, but they are going to have to play really good ball to beat a Gerrit Cole-led Yankees team.

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