MLB Picks: Can Cleveland Bounce Back Against the Yankees?

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MLB Picks: Can Cleveland Bounce Back Against the Yankees?
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To get you ready for your MLB betting, we take a look at today's games.


Cleveland Guardians +125 at New York Yankees -135

7:37 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium

The weather will be a factor in Game 2 as there is a 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms at 7 p.m. and then averaging 65% chance of precipitation between 8 and midnight.

So, stay tuned for updates on my Twitter feed throughout the morning and early afternoon hours for any critical changes in the weather forecast or a change in starting pitchers. 

If the game is postponed to Friday and the pitching matchup remains the same, this betting opportunity is valid.

Situational Trends and Angles

  • The Guardians are 68-46, making 25 units on the moneyline, since game 50 this season when facing a starter that allows an average of 5.5 or fewer hits per start
  • The Guardians are 70-46, making 27 units on the moneyline, when facing a team whose bullpen averages 3.2 or more innings of work per game.
  • The Yankees are 21-28, losing 17 units on the moneyline, when facing a winning record team in the second half of this season.

I am betting the Guardians using the moneyline priced at +120 at BetMGM.


Live In-Game Betting Strategy

  • Bet 50% of your normal bet amount ‘pre-flop’ (before the game starts)
  • If during the first two innings the Yankees score first, bet the remaining 50% using the LIVE in-game moneyline.

Quick Pitches

These are the Player Prop Bets to consider today.

  1. Bet the Mariners' Luis Castillo Over 5.5 strikeouts +112 at BetRivers.
  2. Bet the Mariners' Ty France to get 2+ hits +250 at FanDuel.
  3. Bet the Astros' Chas McCormick, if he starts, to get 2+ hits +550 at FanDuel.
  4. Bet the Guardians' Shane Bieber Over 4.5 strikeouts -149 at Caesars.
  5. Bet the Guardians' Andres Gimenez to hit a home run +850 at UniBet.

In 176 prop bets, I have a 78-98 record, making a profit of $522 per $20 pizza-money wager or $2,610 per $100 wager. The results have produced a 71% return on investment (ROI) for the 2022 MLB season and playoffs.


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