New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/30/2020
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-195) Orioles (+183)
Oriole Park is the venue where Hanser Alberto and the Baltimore Orioles will play the New York Yankees on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Yankees priced at -195 and the Orioles are at +183. The O/U is set at 10. The pitchers expected to start will be J.A. Happ and John Means.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/29/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
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
7/28/2020 John Means SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
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
The Yankees have a 2-1 overall record this season. Happ has taken the mound for 1,531 frames and has accumulated 1,357 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.90 (663 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.309. He has surrendered 1,448 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) with 556 walks. Happ (109-82 career record) has a FIP of 4.18 while he has gone up against 6,503 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 13 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 10 hitters and walked 3 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 21 base hits and 12 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 6 batters and struck out 19. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 5.35.
As a team New York is hitting .200, good for 26th in the league. The Yankees hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .273, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.0 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 3 hits this season in 10 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 163. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .444 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .545. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 9 at bats. His OPS+ is 374 while his slugging percentage is at 1.222. The Yankees have 18 hits, including 3 doubles and 4 home runs. New York has walked 9 times so far this season and they have struck out 30 times as a unit. They have left 20 men on base and have a team OPS of .639. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 9 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Means (0-0 career mark) holds a 14.52 ERA while giving up 17.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.00 and he has faced 16 batters thus far in his career. In his MLB career, Means has surrendered 6 base hits while tallying 4 K's in 3 frames. He has surrendered a total of 5 ER's while holding a WHIP of 2.258 and a FIP of 5.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.50 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .339 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 11 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 11.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 6.58. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 33 base knocks and 19 earned runs this season. They have given up 3 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 7 hitters and struck out 26 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.54 while their FIP as a staff is 3.22.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Orioles hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Hanser Alberto comes into this matchup batting .500 with an OBP of .571. He has 6 hits this year along with 1 RBI in 12 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .583 with an OPS+ of 226. José Iglesias is hitting .538 this season and he has an OBP of .538. He has collected 7 hits in 13 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 261 and a slugging percentage of .769. The Orioles as a unit have 26 base hits, including 9 doubles and 3 homers. Baltimore has walked 11 times this year and they have struck out on 17 occasions. They have had 19 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 16 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees (-195)
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