Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/7/2014
Tuesday, April 8, 1:05 PM on MASN, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Baltimore - Chen, W (0-1) vs. New York - Nova, I (1-0)
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Baltimore aims to win their first series of the year as they send Wei-Yin Chen (0-1) to the mound in New York for game 2 of a 3 game set. The Yankees counter with Ivan Nova (1-0) who looks to stay perfect on this young season. Chen makes his second start of the year after going 5.2 IP against Boston, allowing four runs on 12 hits to push his early season ERA to 6.35.
Chen made his most starts of any team against New York last year facing the Yankees 4 times. Chen went 0-2 in those starts and posted an ERA of 7.29 after allowing 17 ER in 21 IP which included 5 HR. Of the current Yankee roster only Jacoby Ellsbury (.300) and Derek Jeter (.214) have faced Chen more than 10 times while the total batting average is .254 (18-71).
Ivan Nova looks to be fresh after throwing only 88 pitches in 5.2 innings while earning the victory over Houston in his first start of the season. Nova left with just a 3-2 lead in the 6th but the Yankees were able to add an insurance run in the 7th to avoid a season-opening sweep by the Astros. Nova allowed just 6 hits while facing 26 batters as his ERA stands at 3.18.
Nova threw 2 complete games against Baltimore last season including a shutout but was only able to post a 2-0 record in 4 appearances (3 starts, 1 long relief appearance). The Orioles were prone to the long ball hitting 3 HR in 29.2 innings but managed just 8 runs total. Baltimore's current roster has hit 11 HR in 217 AB (Nick Markakis-4, Chris Davis-3) against Chen and has a modest .281 average lifetime.
Baltimore Betting Trends
Baltimore is 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore is -2.2
New York Betting Trends
New York is 1-4-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
04/06/14 SS J.J. Hardy Back questionable
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 15-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Troy Patton Suspension out indefinitely
04/05/14 1B Mark Teixeira Hamstring 15-day DL (4/5)
04/01/14 SS Brendan Ryan Back 15-day DL (3/22)
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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