New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Expert MLB Picks 5/22/2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Dan Straily
Trey Mancini and the Baltimore Orioles (15-32, 5th in AL East) host the New York Yankees (29-17, 1st in AL East) at Oriole Park on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Yankees priced at -220 and the Orioles are at +203. The O/U is set at 10.
The Yankees have been a strong option for bettors, having gone 29-17-0 SU. Baltimore covers 31.9% of the time, going 15-32-0 straight up. The Yankees have been a strong option for bettors as the favorite, going 25-11-0 SU. The Orioles are covering 30.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 14-32-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been an inconsistent Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 24-21-1.
New York covers 63.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 12-7-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore covers 27.3% of the time at Oriole Park, going 6-16-0 SU.
The Orioles have been a hot and cold Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 22-22-3.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/18/19 P Masahiro Tanaka Shin is questionable next start
05/15/19 3B Miguel Andujar Shoulder 10-day IL (05/13); is out for season
05/13/19 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 60-day IL (05/10)
05/04/19 P James Paxton Knee 10-day IL (05/04)
04/21/19 RF Aaron Judge Side 10-day IL (04/20)
04/17/19 1B Greg Bird Foot 60-day IL (04/14)
04/17/19 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 SS Troy Tulowitzki Calf 10-day IL (04/03)
04/01/19 DH Giancarlo Stanton Biceps 10-day IL (04/01)
03/30/19 P Ben Heller Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Dellin Betances Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Didi Gregorius Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
03/25/19 P Luis Severino Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/20/19 P Nate Karns Forearm 60-day IL (05/20)
04/28/19 P Alex Cobb Back 10-day IL (04/27)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 29-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 36.1 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 206 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 355 base hits and 171 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 150 batters and struck out 439. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team New York is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Yankees hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Luke Voit is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 42 hits this season in 164 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 131. Gleyber Torres is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 171 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Yankees have 389 hits, including 67 doubles and 70 home runs. New York has walked 165 times so far this season and they have struck out 398 times as a unit. They have left 295 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 236 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 15-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.51, Dan Straily has a 1-3 record and a 1.89 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 30.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 12.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.15 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 180 batters and walked 91 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.63. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 430 base knocks and 258 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 173 hitters and struck out 354 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.86.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .347. He has 53 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 175 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .560 with an OPS+ of 141. Jonathan Villar is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .304. He has collected 47 hits in 188 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Orioles as a unit have 378 base hits, including 73 doubles and 55 homers. Baltimore has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out on 420 occasions. They have had 306 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They have scored 3.89 runs per game and totaled 183 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles +203
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