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Free Pick Breakdown Guardians v. Yankees (4/22/22)

By Taking Vegas
April 22, 2022

Guardians vs. Yankees 7:05 PM Eastern
Line: Yankees -185
Total: 8.5
Starting Pitchers: Quantrill vs Taillon

The Yankees open a 3-game set this weekend against the Guardians. Both teams come into this match-up evenly matched to start the season. The Yankees are currently 7-6 overall with a 4-3 record at home. While the Guardians are 7-5 overall with a 4-2 record on the road.

If we look at last year’s match-up between these two teams it is an interesting story. These two teams met 7 times and scored a combined 63 runs. They up some big numbers in each of those 7 games.

So now we look at the line set for the game today. The total set for this game is currently 8.5, but what makes this really interesting is the combined ERA’s of both of these teams. The Guardians come in with a 2.86 ERA and the Yankees have a 2.58 ERA. That is 5th and 3rd best in baseball.

That tells you that these two teams pitching staffs are throwing it well right now. We knew the Yankee’s have a deep bullpen and a solid rotation. The surprise thus far in the season is how well the Guardian’s pitching staff has been holding up.

While the Guardians offensively have been off to a great start scoring 68 runs so far this season. That the highest run total of any team in baseball with a batting average of .280 for 2nd overall. The Yankees are a tale of a different tune, only scoring 39 runs so far. That puts them 20th overall in the league, not what you would expect from a line-up that is as deep as they are.

With all this information, we are expecting to see the Guardians take over this game and their pitching staff to hold the Yankees at bay. Having a +175 return rate the best value on the board today is the Guardians.

TakingVegas.com 1* Free Pick: Guardians (+175)

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