New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Matchup Game 1

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The New York Yankees are set to face off against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Game 1 of an AL East doubleheader. The matchup will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be televising the game.

New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

The Yankees have gone 80-47 SU this year and are 63-63 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle a whole lot this year, losing 1.0 unit for moneyline gamblers and 7.8 units ATS. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 37-91 SU and 53-74 ATS. They’ve lost 44.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 31.9 units ATS.

Baltimore games have an over/under record of 54-68-5 in 2018. New York has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 56-63-7.

J.A. Happ is getting the start for New York. The southpaw Happ is 14-6 with a 3.84 ERA and 153 strikeouts. He’s 2-0 with 21 strikeouts and a 1.00 ERA against Baltimore this year (three starts).

The Orioles are planning to start righty Jimmy Yacabonis (0-1, 6.75 ERA), who has 13 punchouts and seven walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.69. Yacabonis is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA in one start against New York this year.

New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.09 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.15 K/9. The bullpen has logged a solid ERA of just 3.15, along with a K/9 of 11.40.

Yankees hitters have slashed .253/.333/.452 on their way to 5.2 runs scored per game this year, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar continue to lead New York’s offense. Stanton is slashing .285/.357/.539 with 32 home runs, 81 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Andujar is hitting .297 with 20 homers, 66 RBIs and 65 runs scored.

For the home team, Baltimore’s pitching staff has given up 5.5 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 5.38 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.78 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 8.1 K/9. In 58 games against AL East foes, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.51 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.80.

The Baltimore offense is putting up 3.9 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game against divisional foes and 2.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .213/.269/.308 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

The Orioles’ batters have been led by right fielder Adam Jones and shortstop Manny Machado. Jones is slashing .283/.316/.430 with 13 home runs, 49 RBIs and 46 runs scored, while Machado’s line is .315/.387/.575 with 24 homers, 65 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

The Yankees have lost 11.7 units and are 46-44 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 41 of those games, compared to 46 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 8.0 units and are 19-22 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 15 of those games, as opposed to 25 which went under the total.

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Orioles, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in five of Baltimore’s last seven games
  • The Yankees have won five of their last six games SU while the Orioles have lost seven of their last eight.
  • Baltimore has posted 17.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.4 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.