New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-205) Orioles (+188)
Oriole Park is the site where José Iglesias and the Baltimore Orioles (17-21, 4th in AL East) will play the New York Yankees (21-17, 2nd in AL East) on Sunday. The Orioles open this game at +188 while the Yankees are priced at -205. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Masahiro Tanaka and Asher Wojciechowski.
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
9/5/2020 Chris Davis 1B Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/4/2020 Alex Cobb SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/4/2020 Anthony Santander RF Oblique Probable for Sep 5
9/2/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
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 21-17 overall record this season. Tanaka has taken the hill for 1,033 innings and has accounted for 971 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.74 (429 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.126. He has conceded 959 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 204 free passes. Tanaka (76-44 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.92 while he has faced 4,208 opposing hitters 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 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 279 base hits and 154 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 113 batters and struck out 324. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team New York is hitting .241, good for 17th in the league. The Yankees hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .380 with an on-base percentage of .414. He has 41 hits this season in 108 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .546 and an OPS+ of 164. Aaron Hicks is hitting .206 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 102 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .382. The Yankees have 284 hits, including 49 doubles and 57 home runs. New York has walked 145 times so far this season and they have struck out 311 times as a unit. They have left 247 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 185 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Wojciechowski (9-15 record in his career) has a 5.67 ERA and has surrendered 9.7 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.91 and he has faced 856 opposing hitters in his career. In his MLB career, Wojciechowski has conceded 208 hits while he has earned 189 strikeouts in 192 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 121 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.421 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. 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 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 317 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 126 hitters and struck out 305 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 6th in the league. The Orioles hold a .442 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 contest. José Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .398 with an OBP of .413. He has 35 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 88 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 157. Anthony Santander is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 40 hits in 153 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Orioles as a unit have 342 base hits, including 70 doubles and 52 homers. Baltimore has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out on 321 occasions. They have had 261 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 181 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees (-205)
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