Aaron Civale vs. the Yankees
- The Guardians will send Civale (5-6) to the mound for his 21st start this season.
- The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed five hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
- The 27-year-old has pitched in 20 games this season with an ERA of 4.92 and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .246.
- He's going for his third quality start in a row.
- The Yankees rank 15th in MLB with a .241 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks fourth in the league (.425) and 254 home runs.
Guardians vs. Nestor Cortes
- Nestor Cortes Jr. makes the start for the Yankees, his 29th of the season. He is 12-4 with a 2.44 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 158 1/3 innings pitched.
- In his most recent time out on Friday, the lefty threw 5 2/3 innings against the Cleveland Guardians, giving up two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
- The 27-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.44, with 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings, in 28 games this season. Opponents are hitting .188 against him.
Guardians Betting Trends
- The Guardians have entered the game as underdogs 83 times this season and won 38, or 45.8%, of those games.
- Cleveland has entered 24 games this season as the underdog by +144 or more and is 9-15 in those contests.
- The implied probability of a win by the Guardians, based on the moneyline, is 41%.
- Games involving Cleveland have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 80 of 172 chances this season.
- In 172 games with a spread this season, the Guardians are 91-81-0 ATS.
Guardians Injury News
- Nick Sandlin: 40 Man Active (Arm)
- Anthony Gose: 60 Day Injury List (Tricep)
How to Bet on the Cleveland Guardians
With the launch date for Ohio sports betting set for January 1st, 2023, fans of the Guardians in the state of Ohio will not be able to bet on their team until next season. Though fans know veterans such as Jose Ramirez and Bryan Shaw are guaranteed to return next season, much of the rest of this roster remains to be seen. For dedicated baseball fans, this uncertainty often provides opportunity in the betting markets. Starting next spring, fans will finally be able to capitalize on this dedication with mobile sportsbooks such as DraftKings Ohio, BetMGM Ohio, and Caesars Sportsbook Ohio. To sign up with each of these sportsbooks, simply click the aforementioned links and click one of the banners on the page. For more general information on the Ohio sports betting scene and general legal information, head over to our Ohio Sports Betting page.
More Guardians Lineup Analysis
The Guardians rotation was flat out filthy yet again. They had four starters with over 200 innings pitched, and all four finished with an ERA under 3.50. There were some rumors for this offseason that Cleveland was going to shop Corey Kluber and also a few other names. At the moment this rotation is intact, but it does make us wonder what they could do over the next few months. Kluber had another Cy Young caliber season, but fell short to Blake Snell in the voting. He went 20-7 with 222 strikeouts. Kluber is a top five pitcher in baseball right now, and his pinpoint control is one of the more underrated things about him. He will look to lead the Cleveland staff again, but maybe a trade does happen at some point during the season. While Trevor Bauer may be a nut job, he put together a career year. He had 221 strikeouts in 175 innings, and sported a 2.21 ERA. Bauer was a bit of a wild card in the past, but 2018 has hyped him up to continue this type of dominance heading into the new season. Projections have him ticking downward a little bit, but not by much.
How nice it must be to have Carlos Carrasco as your number three starter. He led the team in strikeouts, and had a 3.38 ERA. Carrasco is a terrific right-handed arm, who is going to be in Cleveland for the next few seasons. There is a huge advantage for having Carrasco going up against other team’s number three starter. His above average strikeout stuff and consistency should continue in 2019. Mike Clevinger was a surprising name who made a major jump last season. He had a 3.02 ERA, and was the fourth starter to have over 200 strikeouts. Clevinger will be the fourth starter again for the Guardians, and has potential to repeat 2018 type numbers. Shane Bieber rounds out the fifth starting spot, as Danny Salazar needs to get healthy and rebuild his reputation with the Guardians. Bieber looked very good for being a long term option for the Guardians, but he did have a glaring weakness against left-handed hitters. This was the only real knock about him, especially with his above average control.