Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Prediction, 4/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+180) New York (-278)
Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees (2-2, 3rd in AL East) play the Baltimore Orioles (3-1, 1st in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Orioles coming in at +180 and the Yankees are at -278. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are John Means and Jameson Taillon.
Baltimore owns a slugging percentage of .329 and have been rung up 46 times, while drawing a walk on 13 occasions. They have accounted for 17 RBI's in addition to 38 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .266. The Orioles have tallied 9 two-baggers as a team and haven't hit any baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 18 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .325. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.5 runs/g, which has them at 12th in the league.
The Orioles have a team earned run average of 3.09 this year (10th in the league), and they have struck out 34 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 13 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.76 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.00. Orioles pitchers have allowed 3 home runs in addition to 12 runs (24th in the league).
The Orioles had dispatched 207 relief pitchers to the mound for the prior year. The relievers inherited 133 base runners during the previous year and 32.3% of them ended up scoring. They tallied 11 saves last year and missed out on 7 out of their 18 chances to save the game. The Orioles relievers accumulated a save rate of 61.1% and stepped onto the hill in 50 save situations. The bullpen accumulated 32 holds over the course of last season (11th in the league). Orioles relief pitchers came into the game with players on base in 85 outings in addition to 69 games with high leverage.
Means has thrown 209 innings and has totaled 172 strikeouts in his career. Means (15-15 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.58 while facing 851 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.83 (89 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.081. He has conceded 181 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 45 walks.
The New York Yankees are sitting with an OBP of .327 as well as a batting average of .220 on the year. They have been rung up on 39 occasions (16th in MLB) and have totaled 29 base hits. New York has accumulated 4 long balls for the year to go along with 15 RBIs. The Yankees have a team slugging percentage of .333 and they have an average of 3.75 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have 3 doubles, while walking 21 times and recording 15 runs.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 0.919 with a FIP of 3.33 as a staff over the course of the season. They are sitting at 25th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 25. The New York pitching staff have surrendered 9 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 1.70 (7 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 4.67 (42 strikeouts against 9 bases on balls). They have conceded 4 HR's and they allow 2.19 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
New York bullpen pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of their 79 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers stepped onto the mound in 50 games with high leverage and also 54 games with base runners. Ending the season with 24 save chances, the Yankees recorded 16 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. They were sitting at 18th in the league holding a save percentage of 58.3%, and they dispatched 175 relief pitchers onto the diamond last year. New York had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 42 save situations and they tallied 14 saves.
Taillon (29-24 record in his career) has earned a 3.67 earned run average and has given up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.58 and he has gone up against 1,948 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 190 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.247 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. In his career, Taillon has surrendered 464 base knocks while totaling 419 strikeouts in 466 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-278)
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