Yankees vs Guardians Predictions: MLB Expert Picks and Betting Offers

Jose Ramirez helped Cleveland take their previous streak from the Chicago White Sox. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Our MLB betting expert offers his best Yankees vs Guardians predictions and picks for today’s game, which is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium.

The Cleveland Guardians will look to match a season high on Friday by winning their fourth straight game as the team begins a 10-game road trip. Cleveland outscored the visiting Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Thursday to cap a three-game sweep.

New York was unable to get a road sweep of the Detroit Tigers, losing 3-0 Thursday for its second shutout loss in four games and third overall. Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon is expected to start against Guardians right-hander Eli Morgan.

Yankees vs Guardians Predictions

Under 8.5 runs to score @ -105 via BetMGM

Jose Ramirez on 1.5 hits @ +125 via BetMGM

Jameson Taillon under 5.5 strikeouts @ -120 via BetMGM

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Bombers barely bomb

The Yankees are coming off a 3-3 road trip in which they were shutouts twice and never got past five points in a game.

Clutch shots were a big concern both during this surge, when New York went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position, and in the opening weeks of the season, when the club hit 19-for-108 ( .176) in such situations.

Morgan (0-1, 4.50 ERA) beat the Yankees in September, pitching six one-run innings.

The Guardians, meanwhile, had 19 runs in their Chicago sweep and recorded double-digit runs four times in 2022.


Less than 8.5 points scored

A dozen bakers

Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez enters Friday on a 16-game hitting streak since last season. The streak is 13 games for 2022, as Ramirez extended his season-opening tear Thursday with a 2-for-5 effort against the White Sox.

That brought the slugger’s batting average to .427 this season.

Ramirez went 1-for-2 with a single against Taillon in a late-April home game against the Yankees in 2021. The setting will have changed this time around, but the results won’t.

To put it briefly, Ramirez keeps rolling.


Jose Ramirez over 1.5 hits

Pitcher to contact

After facing foes from the AL East in his first two starts, Taillon (0-1, 3.72 ERA) discovers a club outside the New York Division.

He was slightly less snappy in Saturday’s no-decision in Baltimore compared to an April 11 outing against Toronto, spacing two runs and three hits in 4 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and a walkout. balls.

Taillon hasn’t had much success against Cleveland in his career. He’s 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in two career starts, and last season gave Franmil Reyes a three-run homer.


Jameson Taillon less than 5.5 strikeouts

Yankees vs. Guardians Odds

Odds provided by BetMGM, accurate at time of publication, subject to change.

Total strokes 8.5 Team propagated Moneyline
More than -115 Guardians (+1.5) -125 -185
Less than -105 Yankees (-1.5) -190 +150

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Neal T. Doss