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Pick on the Total for the Guardians-Yankees game on October 17

VSiN’s Greg Peterson goes over the best betting options for Monday’s Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees game.

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MLB: New York Yankees at Cleveland Guardians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

It is a winner-take-all Game 5 in the American League Divisional Series as the Cleveland Guardians and New York Yankees do battle in the Bronx to settle who will advance to face the Houston Astros.

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees (-150, 7.5)

The start for the Guardians goes to Aaron Civale, who has registered a 4.92 ERA this season while dealing with two separate injured list stints. He’s also made just four starts since the beginning of September.

The Yankees give the start to Jameson Taillon, who has already made an appearance in this series, giving up two runs in the 10th inning of the team’s Game 2 loss.

Fellow regular season starter Domingo German will likely spell Taillon and both are prone to allowing the deep ball, with each surrendering about 1.3 home runs per nine innings as well as German supplying a 3.61 ERA and Taillon a 3.91 ERA.

The Yankees lead the league in home runs and New York is the only American League team averaging more than five runs per game at home this season.

The Yankees and Guardians will have all hands on deck for a do-or-die Game 5, but with both bullpens likely in for a long night, it will be a series finale that includes offensive fireworks.

The Play: Guardians vs. Yankees Over 7.5