Yankees vs. Indians Betting Line – Game 1 American League Playoffs

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The Yankees vs. Indians betting line had Cleveland at -140 for this playoffs Game 1 on Thursday evening.  

PITCHING MATCHUP: Yankees RH Sonny Gray (10-12, 3.55 ERA) vs. Indians RH Trevor Bauer (17-9, 4.19)

Gray went 4-7 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 starts after being acquired from the Oakland Athletics prior to the trade deadline but struggled some in September, surrendering nine home runs in 35 1/3 innings.

Gray is 0-1 in two career postseason starts despite a 2.08 ERA.

Bauer aided the Indians' sprint to the finish by going 9-1 with a 2.42 ERA over his last 13 games (12 starts) and allowed two runs in 13 innings over his final two starts.

He went 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA in five games (four starts) during the 2016 postseason.

The Indians are 21-6 in their last 27 home games vs. a right-handed starter and 42-9 in their last 51 overall.

They are 20-8 in Bauer’s last 28 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance and 6-2 in his last 8 home starts.

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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