New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/5/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-250) Orioles (+224)
Oriole Park is the site where Rio Ruiz and the Baltimore Orioles (16-20, 4th in AL East) will play the New York Yankees (20-16, 2nd in AL East) on Saturday. The Orioles open this matchup at +224 while the Yankees are coming in at -250. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole and Keegan Akin.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/4/2020 Gio Urshela 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/4/2020 Jonathan Loaisiga RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
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 Aaron Judge RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/28/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
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
9/4/2020 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
8/31/2020 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 20-16 overall record this season. Cole has taken the hill for 1,241 innings and has tallied 1,396 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.24 (447 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.128. He has conceded 1,073 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 327 free passes. Cole (98-54 career record) has a FIP of 3.18 while he has faced 5,031 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 142 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 264 base hits and 144 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 103 batters and struck out 311. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team New York is hitting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Yankees hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Gary Sanchez is hitting .130 with an on-base percentage of .245. He has 12 hits this season in 92 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .337 and an OPS+ of 59. Luke Voit is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 116 at bats. His OPS+ is 174 while his slugging percentage is at .664. The Yankees have 271 hits, including 49 doubles and 56 home runs. New York has walked 137 times so far this season and they have struck out 299 times as a unit. They have left 234 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Akin (0-0 win-loss mark) has earned a 3.75 ERA and has given up 6.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.33 and he has gone up against 31 batters so far in his MLB career. Akin has allowed 5 hits while earning 7 K's in 7 innings. He has given up a total of 3 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.111 and a FIP of 4.7. 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 17th 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 9th 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 4th 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 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Rio Ruiz comes into this matchup batting .198 with an OBP of .283. He has 21 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 106 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 83. Pedro Severino is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 31 hits in 100 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .520. 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 (-250)
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