Major League Baseball: AL CLE vs. NYY
Starting Pitchers: CLE- Kluber (12-4, 2.65 ERA) NYY- Severino (11-5, 3.10 ERA)
Cleveland Indians (73-56, 37-27 away) at New York Yankees (70-59, 37-23 home)
August 28, 2017- 7:00 PM ET (TV ESPN) Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Important start of the series begins on Monday night in the Bronx as the New York Yankees will play host to the Cleveland Indians in an American League matchup that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Indians Lines: MyBookie ML (-110) Spread +1.5
Best Yankees Lines: MyBookie ML (-110) Spread -1.5
Over/Under: BetOnline 7.5
In a game that will feature a pair of right-handed aces, the Indians (73-56) with a 6 ½ game lead in the AL Central will seek to put some distance from the rest of the pack but will be faced with going up against a New York team, who at 70-59 hold a 3 ½ game lead for the top wildcard spot in the AL and will need to keep on winning in what has become a dogfight for a postseason berth.
But it doesn’t stop there for the Yankees who at just 2 ½ games back of the Boston Red Sox in the East will look to take advantage of a slumping BoSox team that has lost four straight.
New York has won two straight of their own but will head into this series versus the Indians, who have captured four consecutive games as they have begun to assert themselves as the team to beat in the division.
As for the pitching matchup, the visiting Indians will hand the ball to Corey Kluber (12-4, 2.65 ERA) as he will battle Luis Severino (11-5, 3.10 ERA). Kluber as owned the month of August with a 4-1 mark in five starts along with a 1.89 ERA. And when it comes to facing the Yankees in six career starts, Kluber is 4-1 with a 1.71 ERA.
For Serverino, he has been the best of the New York hurlers since the All-Star break with a 6-1 record in eight starts with a 2.16 ERA. And whereas Kluber has found success against the Yankees, the same can be said for Severino, who in three starts versus Cleveland is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA.
New York is entering a seven game homestand with the Indians in for three followed by the Red Sox for four setting the stage for an all-important week of baseball.
For sports betting purposes for our US players, MyBookie is favoring NYY slightly with a (-110 ML) over CLE with an over/under of 7.5 total game runs scored. With runs expected to be at a premium, I will favor the UNDER of 7.5 total game runs scored as my best betting pick.