Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+170) Yankees (-185)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Gary Sanchez and the New York Yankees (25-21, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Baltimore Orioles (20-25, 4th in AL East) on Sunday. The Orioles open this game at +170 while the Yankees are coming in at -185. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are John Means and J.A. Happ.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
9/12/2020 Anthony Santander RF Oblique Out for the season
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
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
9/11/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/11/2020 Jonathan Loaisiga RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/10/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
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 20-25 overall record this season. Means (13-14 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.80 while facing 763 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.19 (86 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.158. He has given up 171 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 43 free passes. Means has taken the ball for 185 innings and is sitting with 142 punchouts in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 196 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 362 base hits and 198 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 145 batters and struck out 353. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Orioles hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Hanser Alberto is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 51 hits this season in 165 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 104. Chance Sisco is hitting .230 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 74 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Orioles have 391 hits, including 77 doubles and 61 home runs. Baltimore has walked 125 times so far this season and they have struck out 374 times as a unit. They have left 296 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 210 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his career, Happ has surrendered 1,633 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,522 K's in 1,723 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 766 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.306 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.46 and he has gone up against 7,307 opposing batters so far in his career. Happ (122-92 record in his career) holds a 4.00 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 165 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 322 base knocks and 174 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 389 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Yankees hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Gary Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .125 with an OBP of .234. He has 14 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 112 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .321 with an OPS+ of 52. Luke Voit is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 43 hits in 151 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .629. The Yankees as a unit have 334 base hits, including 58 doubles and 68 homers. New York has walked 180 times this year and they have struck out on 364 occasions. They have had 300 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 218 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+170)
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