New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/4/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-145) Orioles (+134)
Pedro Severino and the Baltimore Orioles (16-20, 4th in AL East) host the New York Yankees (20-15, 2nd in AL East) at Oriole Park on Friday. The Orioles open this matchup at +134 while the Yankees are coming in at -145. The total has been set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Mike King and Alex Cobb.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/3/2020 Gleyber Torres SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/31/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
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
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
9/2/2020 Hanser Alberto 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
9/2/2020 Renato Nunez 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
9/2/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/31/2020 Chris Davis 1B Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/29/2020 Shawn Armstrong RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 20-15 overall record this season. King (1-1 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.67 while facing 83 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.65 (12 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.257. He has surrendered 18 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 6 free passes. King has taken the mound for 19 innings and has accounted for 16 strikeouts during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen and they've struck out 138 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 250 base hits and 136 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 100 batters and struck out 303. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team New York is hitting .243, good for 17th in the league. The Yankees hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Luke Voit is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 33 hits this season in 112 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .670 and an OPS+ of 174. Gary Sanchez is hitting .130 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .245. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 92 at bats. His OPS+ is 59 while his slugging percentage is at .337. The Yankees have 263 hits, including 46 doubles and 56 home runs. New York has walked 128 times so far this season and they have struck out 290 times as a unit. They have left 224 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 169 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cobb (54-55 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.87 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.70 and he has faced 3,775 batters in his pro baseball career. In his pro baseball career, Cobb has allowed 876 hits while he has tallied 704 strikeouts in 900 frames. He has given up a total of 387 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 171 batters and walked 74 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 304 base knocks and 168 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 118 hitters and struck out 293 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Orioles hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Pedro Severino comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .384. He has 31 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 100 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 144. Rio Ruiz is hitting .198 this season and he has an OBP of .283. He has collected 21 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Orioles as a unit have 328 base hits, including 69 doubles and 48 homers. Baltimore has walked 104 times this year and they have struck out on 308 occasions. They have had 245 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 170 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees (-145)
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