New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/29/2020
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-185) Orioles (+160)
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The probable starting pitchers are J.A. Happ for the Yankees and Asher Wojciechowski for the Orioles.
New York opens at -185 while Baltimore opens at +160.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/28/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/27/2020 Luis Cessa RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/22/2020 Masahiro Tanaka SP Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
7/24/2020 John Means SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/23/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/23/2020 Dillon Tate RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
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
Starting pitcher J.A. Happ had a 12-8 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.30. He had 140 strikeouts over his 161.1 innings pitched and he gave up 160 hits. He allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.22. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.08 and they gave up 610 base hits on the year. Teams hit .239 against the bullpen and they struck out 750 hitters while walking 267 batters. As a team, New York allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They were 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Yankees pitchers collectively gave up 1,374 base hits and 691 earned runs last year. They allowed 248 home runs last season, ranking them 7th in the league. New York as a pitching staff walked 507 batters and struck out 1,534. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit was 4.47.
As a team New York hit .267, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees held a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which was good for 4th in baseball. They ranked 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton hit .288 with an on-base percentage of .403 last year. He had 17 hits last season in 59 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 138. Gleyber Torres hit .278 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .337. He totaled 152 hits and he drove in 90 men in 546 at bats. His OPS+ was 128 while his slugging percentage was at .535. The Yankees had 1,493 hits last season, including 290 doubles and 306 home runs. New York walked 569 times last year and they struck out 1,437 times as a unit. They left 1,039 men on base and had a team OPS of .829. They scored 5.82 runs per contest and scored a total of 943 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
With an earned run average of 4.92, Asher Wojciechowski had a 4-8 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He had 80 strikeouts over the 82.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 80 hits. He allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 5.3. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.79 and they gave up 695 base hits on the year. Teams hit .268 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers struck out 625 batters and walked 295 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They were 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.59. The Orioles pitchers as a team surrendered 1,544 base knocks and 897 earned runs last season. They gave up 305 home runs last year, which ranked 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff walked 561 hitters and struck out 1,248 batters. They gave up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.46 while their FIP as a staff was 5.56.
As a team, they batted .246, good for 20th in the league. The Orioles held a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which was good for 24th in baseball. They ranked 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. José Iglesias comes into this matchup after batting .288 with an OBP of .318 last season. He had 145 hits last year along with 59 RBI in 504 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 85. Hanser Alberto hit .305 last season and he had an OBP of .329. He collected 160 hits in 524 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He had an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .422. The Orioles as a unit had 1,379 base hits last season, including 252 doubles and 213 homers. Baltimore walked 462 times last year and they struck out on 1,435 occasions. They left 1,063 men on base and had an OPS of .725. They scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 729 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles (+160)
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