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Guardians vs Yankees Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for ALDS Game 2 MLB Playoffs

Larry Rupp
Cleveland Guardians vs New York Yankees prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for ALDS Game 2 in MLB Playoffs.
Cleveland Guardians vs New York Yankees prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for ALDS Game 2 in MLB Playoffs. / AP Photos/Ron Schwane
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Guardians vs Yankees Game 2 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — ALDS Game 2
No. 3 Cleveland Guardians (92-70, 46-35 Away) vs. No. 2 New York Yankees (99-63, 57-24 Home)
Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Time: 1:07 p.m. ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium — Bronx, NY
Coverage: TBS

The New York Yankees' quest for a 28th World Series ring got started on Tuesday night as they defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 1 of the ALDS. Pitcher Gerrit Cole's stellar outing (6.1 innings, 1 run, 8 strikeouts) and Anthony Rizzo's two-run home run guided New York to a 4-1 victory.

Cleveland's back is against the wall in Game 2 now. A win on Wednesday night would ensure that two games will be played at Progressive Field over the weekend. A loss would put the Guardians in a scary 0-2 hole, though. This matchup features no shortage of exciting players ready to perform for the fans.

Guardians vs Yankees Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CLE: (+124) | NYY: (-146)
Spread: CLE: +1.5 (-192) | NYY: -1.5 (+158)
Total: 6 — Over: (-118) | Under: (-104)

The Yankees enter this contest as a small home favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -146 moneyline odds with +158 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features a low 6 runs, which decreased from Game 1 after only five combined runs were scored.

Guardians vs Yankees Prediction & Pick

The Guardians have one big advantage going for them in Game 2 and that is on the mound. Shane Bieber has been Cleveland's ace and earned his first postseason win against the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card Round. Keep in mind the Yankees did not face Bieber in the regular season, either.

With no familiarity against Bieber, the Yankees could easily get down on the scoreboard early. That's what happened in Game 1 as Cleveland jumped out to a 1-0 lead. Only this time, the Guardians will not give that lead up. A rested bullpen with closer Emmanuel Clase ready to go will be lights out.

Final Score Prediction: Guardians: 4 | Yankees: 2

Guardians vs Yankees Probable Starting Pitchers

The Cleveland Guardians will look to Shane Bieber (13-8, 2.88 ERA) in Game 2 and the New York Yankees hand the ball to Nestor Cortes (12-4, 2.44 ERA).

Guardians vs Yankees Betting Trends

- Cleveland is 9-1 straight up in its last 10 away games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Cleveland's last 12 games in October.
- The Yankees are 4-1 straight up in their last five home games against Cleveland.
- The total has hit the under in five of the Yankees' last six games.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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