Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/10/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+228) Yankees (-255)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Luke Voit and the New York Yankees (21-21, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Baltimore Orioles (20-21, 4th in AL East) on Thursday. The Orioles open this contest at +228 while the Yankees are priced at -255. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Keegan Akin and Gerrit Cole.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
9/8/2020 Shawn Armstrong RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/5/2020 Anthony Santander RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/4/2020 Alex Cobb SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/2/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/25/2020 Wade LeBlanc SP Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/6/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2020 Jonathan Loaisiga RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/4/2020 Gio Urshela 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/28/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
8/28/2020 Aaron Judge RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/6/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 20-21 overall record this season. Akin has taken the hill for 13 innings and has earned 15 strikeouts. His earned run average is 2.08 (3 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.154. He has given up 8 hits (5.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 7 free passes. Akin (0-0 mark) has a FIP of 3.74 while going up against 54 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen and they've struck out 189 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 333 base hits and 175 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 135 batters and struck out 334. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Orioles hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Chance Sisco is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 16 hits this season in 68 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 132. Hanser Alberto is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 156 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Orioles have 371 hits, including 75 doubles and 59 home runs. Baltimore has walked 120 times so far this season and they have struck out 351 times as a unit. They have left 275 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 203 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cole (98-55 career record) has earned a 3.23 earned run average and has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.27 and he has gone up against 5,056 batters so far in his pro baseball career. During his pro baseball career, Cole has given up 1,077 hits while earning 1,406 strikeouts in 1,247 innings. He has allowed 448 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.128 and a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 160 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 310 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 364 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 21st in the league. The Yankees hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Luke Voit comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .348. He has 38 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 139 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .604 with an OPS+ of 156. Gary Sanchez is hitting .125 this season and he has an OBP of .229. He has collected 13 hits in 104 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 54 and a slugging percentage of .337. The Yankees as a unit have 308 base hits, including 53 doubles and 61 homers. New York has walked 165 times this year and they have struck out on 347 occasions. They have had 283 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 195 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+228)
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