Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/11/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+120) Yankees (-138)
Hanser Alberto and the Baltimore Orioles (20-22, 4th in AL East) are headed to Yankee Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (22-21, 3rd in AL East). The Yankees open this game at -138 while the Orioles are coming in at +120. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Asher Wojciechowski and Masahiro Tanaka.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
9/9/2020 Alex Cobb SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/9/2020 Shawn Armstrong RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/9/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/5/2020 Anthony Santander RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
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
9/10/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
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 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 20-22 overall record this season. Wojciechowski has taken the mound for 194 innings and has tallied 190 punchouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 5.66 (122 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.417. He has given up 210 hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 65 free passes. Wojciechowski (9-15 record in his career) has a FIP of 5.29 while he has faced 864 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 191 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 343 base hits and 182 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 342. 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 4.66.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .266, good for 6th in the league. The Orioles hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Hanser Alberto is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 50 hits this season in 161 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 104. Chance Sisco is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 72 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Orioles have 385 hits, including 76 doubles and 60 home runs. Baltimore has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 358 times as a unit. They have left 288 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 209 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his career, Tanaka has conceded 965 base knocks while accumulating 976 punchouts in 1,039 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 431 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.126 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. His SO/W ratio is 4.76 and he has faced 4,231 opposing batters in his career. Tanaka (76-45 career mark) has a 3.73 earned run average and has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 163 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 316 base knocks and 173 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 373 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .234, 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 14th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Gary Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .121 with an OBP of .230. He has 13 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 107 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .327 with an OPS+ of 52. Luke Voit is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 39 hits in 144 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .590. The Yankees as a unit have 315 base hits, including 54 doubles and 63 homers. New York has walked 172 times this year and they have struck out on 353 occasions. They have had 291 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 202 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+120)
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