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The Baltimore Orioles will welcome the New York Yankees to Camden Yards in Game 1 of their AL East doubleheader. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be televising the matchup and the first pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Odds

Oddsmakers are listing New York (-150) as the favorite over Baltimore (+140). The total sits at 10.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 and the under for -115. The games runline odds stand at -105 for taking the Yankees -1.5 runs and -115 for the Orioles +1.5 runs.

The Yankees have gone 58-29 SU this year and are 47-39 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 10.2 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 7.1 units ATS. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 24-65 SU and 33-55 ATS. They’ve lost 38.4 units for moneyline bettors and 29.5 units ATS.

Baltimore games have an over/under record of 34-51-3 so far in 2018. New York has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 37-46-3.

Southpaw CC Sabathia is the projected starter for the visiting Yankees. Sabathia (6-3, 3.02 ERA) has racked up 71 strikeouts in 89.1 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 6.75 ERA against Baltimore this year.

The Orioles are handing the ball to righty Jimmy Yacabonis (0-0, 8.53 ERA), who has six strikeouts and six walks to his name, as well as a 2.37 WHIP. Yacabonis is 0-0 with a 27.00 ERA against New York this year.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitchers have given up 5.2 runs per game overall this season. The teams starters have an ERA of 5.17, a WHIP of 1.48 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.5. The bullpen has a 4.39 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.1 K/9. In 32 divisional games, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.91 and the bullpens ERA is 3.66.

Baltimore’s offense has put up 3.6 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game against divisional foes and 2.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .222/.282/.353 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

Manny Machado has helped lead the Orioles offense this year with 21 home runs, 60 RBIs, 43 runs and seven stolen bases.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.90 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 8.99 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.69, along with a WHIP of 1.22 and a K/9 of 11.71.

Yankees hitters have slashed .249/.332/.459 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

New York’s offense has been spearheaded by Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton is slashing .267/.341/.510 with 21 home runs, 51 RBIs and 52 runs scored.

The Orioles are coming off of a 10-1 loss against the Twins, while the Yankees just got a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays.

New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit 11 over their last 10.
  • Baltimore has recorded 17.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.8 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have won four of their last five games SU while the Orioles have dropped 13 of their last 14.