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The New York Yankees will play host to the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. YES Network will broadcast the matchup and the game is scheduled to get going at 6:35 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Odds

New York (-250) is the enormous favorite against Baltimore (+225) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). The game’s runline odds sit at +100 for picking the Orioles +1.5 runs and -120 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Yankees are 24-16 straight up (SU) and 21-19 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 0.9 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 1.3 units ATS. New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Orioles have gone 14-26 SU this year and are 17-23 ATS. Overall, the club has lost 0.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline through the early portions of the season and 7.5 units ATS. Baltimore’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Yankees games have had an over/under record of 22-17-1 so far in 2019. The Orioles have an over/under record of 20-18-2.

Right-hander Andrew Cashner is getting the start for the visiting Orioles. Cashner (4-1, 4.25 ERA) has racked up 33 strikeouts in 42.1 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 13.50 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees are putting the ball in the left hand of J.A. Happ (2-3, 4.36 ERA, 1.22 WHIP), who has 34 punchouts and 12 walks. Happ is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 6.48 ERA over two starts against Baltimore this year.

As a unit, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.54 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.26 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 10.9 K/9. In 11 games against AL East foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 3.32 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.03.

New York’s offense is putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 6.4 per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .219/.277/.313 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees’ batters have been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is slashing .333/.384/.452 with 45 hits, 21 RBIs and 22 runs scored, while Torres is batting .286 with five homers, 17 RBIs and 19 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.20 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 6.96 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.86, along with a K-per-9 of 8.73.

The Orioles offense has slashed .237/.300/.391 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Baltimore’s offensive production has been fueled by right fielder Trey Mancini and second baseman Jonathan Villar, who collectively have swatted 11 home runs. Mancini is hitting .318/.366/.547 with seven home runs, 16 RBIs and 26 runs scored. Villar (.261/.313/.406) has produced four homers, 16 RBIs, 24 runs and eight steals.

The Orioles have lost 2.9 units and are 4-9 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in six of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 1.6 units and are 17-15 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 18 of those games, as opposed to 13 that’ve cashed the under.

Orioles vs. Yankees Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in just one of Baltimore’s last seven outings.
  • The Orioles have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • The Orioles have a team OPS of .691 this season and an OPS of .674 against left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS sits at .766 overall and .667 against southpaws.
  • New York has recorded 19.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have won three of their last four games SU.