Guardians vs Yankees Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for ALDS Game 5 MLB Playoffs

Guardians vs Yankees Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for ALDS Game 5 MLB Playoffs


Guardians vs Yankees Game 5 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — ALDS Game 5 (Series Tied 2-2)
No. 3 Cleveland Guardians (92-70, 46-35 Away) vs. No. 2 New York Yankees (99-63, 57-24 Home)
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 4:07 p.m. ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium — Bronx, NY
Coverage: TBS

The ALDS comes to a thrilling conclusion on Monday with Game 5 between the No. 3 Cleveland Guardians and No. 2 New York Yankees. The Yankees regained momentum with a Game 4 victory guided by Gerrit Cole's stellar performance on the mound and Harrison Bader's early 2-run home run.

The Guardians, meanwhile, enter with their backs against the wall as they look to make their first ALCS appearance since 2016. Winning in the Bronx is not going to be easy, but this young Cleveland roster has proven time and time again that it should not be underestimated.

Guardians vs Yankees Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CLE: (+132) | NYY: (-162)
Spread: CLE: +1.5 (-154) | NYY: -1.5 (+128)
Total: 7.5 — Over: (+103) | Under: (-128)

The Yankees enter this contest as a slight home favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are -162 on the moneyline and own +128 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features 7.5 runs, with +104 on the over and -128 on the under.

Guardians vs Yankees Prediction & Pick

Short series can wreak havoc on rest periods for elite starting pitchers and that rings true for the Guardians rotation. Aaron Civale is slated to begin the game on the mound despite posting a career-worst 4.96 ERA during the regular season. The 27-year-old also hasn't pitched since October 5.

The Yankees are countering with veteran Jameson Taillon, who had been reliable for manager Aaron Boone before faltering in Game 2 of this series as a reliever. With this game being a heavy bullpen game for both sides, hitters will see a constant mix of different arms throughout.

Going against the home team in a do-or-die situation seems remiss, so give me the Yankees here.

Final Score Prediction: Guardians: 3 | Yankees: 5

Guardians vs Yankees Probable Starting Pitchers

The Cleveland Guardians will look to Aaron Civale (5-6, 4.92 ERA) in Game 5 and the New York Yankees hand the ball to Jameson Taillon (14-5, 3.91 ERA).

Guardians vs Yankees Betting Trends

- Cleveland is 10-1 straight up in its last 11 away games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Cleveland's last six games.
- The Yankees are 4-1 straight up in their last five home games against Cleveland.
- The total has hit the under in 10 of the Yankees' last 15 games.

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