Gerrit Cole has been red hot to start the 2023 campaign, sporting a 2-0 record with a 0.73 ERA.
Today, he'll face off against Hunter Gaddis and the Cleveland Guardians, and I implore you to trust the Yankees pitching to have another stellar performance.
Let's dive into the odds for the game and then I'll break down my favorite bet for this game.
Yankees vs. Guardians odds, run line, and total
Yankees vs. Guardians prediction and pick
Not only has Gerrit Cole allowed just six hits and one earned run in 12.1 innings pitched this season, but the Yankees bullpen has also gotten off to a surprisingly good start. Heading into today's action, they rank fourth in the Majors in bullpen ERA at 2.20.
I have no doubt that Cole and the Yankees relivers will dominate this Guardians lineup, something they did yesterday despite the 3-2 loss.
So, let's focus on the Yankees' pitching and bet on the Guardians to go UNDER their team total tonight.
Cleveland's offense has been nothing to write home about through the first 12 days of the season. They have a 0.682 OPS, so while they're averaging 4.82 runs per game, I expect regression in that area based on their numbers.
It's also worth noting that Cole had a lot of success against the Guardians last year, holding them to two earned runs in 12.2 innings pitched against them.
At 3.5, I'll gladly take the UNDER on the Guardians team total tonight.
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