New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Expert MLB Picks 4/4/2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Alex Cobb
The New York Yankees visit Oriole Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are James Paxton for the Yankees and Alex Cobb for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at -180 and Baltimore at +170. The Yankees have a 2-3-0 over/under record and a 2-3-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 4-1-0 against the run line and have a 3-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 2-3-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 4-1-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/03/19 3B Miguel Andujar Shoulder is out indefinitely
04/01/19 DH Giancarlo Stanton Biceps 10-day IL (04/01)
03/30/19 P Ben Heller Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Aaron Hicks Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P CC Sabathia Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Dellin Betances Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Didi Gregorius Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
03/25/19 P Luis Severino Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
03/28/19 C Austin Wynns Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Alex Cobb Groin 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 2-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 1.59 and a WHIP of 0.88 this season. He has 5 strikeouts over his 5.2 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.00 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 23 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.6. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 38 base hits and 13 earned runs. They have allowed 3 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 17 batters and struck out 50. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 2.68.
As a team New York is hitting .242, good for 13th in the league. The Yankees hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .358, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .478. He has 6 hits this season in 18 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 158. Luke Voit is hitting .188 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 3 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 16 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .375. The Yankees have 39 hits, including 5 doubles and 6 home runs. New York has walked 27 times so far this season and they have struck out 47 times as a unit. They have left 45 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 3.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 19 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 4-1 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .300 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 23 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 40 base knocks and 21 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 45 batters. They give up a walk 5.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.55 while their FIP as a staff is 4.98.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 14th in the league. The Orioles hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .450 with an OBP of .429. He has 9 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .800 with an OPS+ of 259. Jesus Sucre is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .250. He has collected 4 hits in 16 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 67 and a slugging percentage of .313. The Orioles as a unit have 41 base hits, including 7 doubles and 5 homers. Baltimore has walked 14 times this year and they have struck out on 49 occasions. They have had 30 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 22 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles +170
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