Yankees vs Guardians Prediction - MLB Picks 4/12/23

Cleveland Guardians (7-5) vs New York Yankees (7-4)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Peyton Battenfield (0-0) (0.00) vs Clarke Schmidt (0-0) (9.45)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians +100 / New York Yankees -120 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees will play the Cleveland Guardians in Game 3 of their series at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

Yankees Preview

The New York Yankees are 7-4 this season and have won three of their last four games. New York won Game 2 of this series by a score of 11-2 on Tuesday. The New York pitching staff has a 2.69 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a .215 opponent batting average this season. The Yankees offense has scored 57 runs with a .253 batting average and a .330 on base percentage. Aaron Judge is batting .341 with four home runs and seven RBI’s for the Yankees. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Clarke Schmidt, who is 0-0 with a 9.45 ERA and a 2.10 WHIP over 6.2 innings pitched this year. 

Guardians Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 7-5 this season and have lost three of their last five games. Cleveland won Game 1 of this series by a score of 3-2 on Monday. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 4.31 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average. The Guardians offense has scored 55 runs with a .238 batting average and a .328 on base percentage this year. Josh Naylor is batting .200 with two home runs and eight RBI’s for the Guardians. The projected starting pitcher for Cleveland is Peyton Battenfield, who is making his first start of the season.

Trends

New York is 9-3 in their last 12 game three’s of a series and 4-7 in their last 11 road games. The under is 15-7 in New York’s last 22 games. Cleveland is 19-7 in their last 26 Wednesday games and 7-4 in their last 11 home games. The over is 4-1 in Cleveland’s last 5 Wednesday games. New York is 10-4 in these two teams last 14 head to head meetings in Cleveland.

Pick

New York comes into this game after exploding for 11 runs in their win on Tuesday, but will have Clarke Schmidt on the mound. Schmidt allowed four runs over 3.1 innings pitched in his last start against Baltimore and struggled in his first start against San Francisco. The starting pitcher for Cleveland is still up in the air, but it looks like Peyton Battenfield may get the nod. I think this will be a higher scoring game, but I am going to take the Yankees to get the win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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