Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Date: Monday, August 2, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+210) New York (-286)
Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (37-66, 5th in AL East) are headed to Yankee Stadium on Monday where they'll meet the New York Yankees (55-48, 3rd in AL East). The moneyline on this game has the Orioles priced at +210 and the Yankees are at -286. The over/under is set at 10. The starting pitchers are Jorge Lopez and Nestor Cortes Jr.
As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 23rd in MLB. They have accumulated 430 runs scored and have an OBP of .303. The Orioles have recorded 171 doubles as a team and have smacked 119 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 414 RBI's and 814 hits this season, and their team batting average sits at .237. Baltimore has a slugging rate of .396 and have been rung up 903 times, while taking a walk on 297 occasions.
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The Orioles have a team ERA of 5.42 on the year (30th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 850 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.37 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.46. Orioles pitchers have yielded 150 home runs and also 563 runs (29th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 359 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.79 as a unit for the season.
Orioles relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 134 times in addition to having 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 42 holds so far this year (27th in the league). The Orioles bullpen have compiled a save rate of 54.5% and has entered the game in 76 save situations. They have earned 18 saves for the season and have blown 15 out of their 33 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 212 base runners on the season and 35.8% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Orioles have sent 349 relievers to the hill for the year.
The Orioles have converted 67.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,022 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 28th in the majors. The Baltimore Orioles have earned a total of 2,674 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 840 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them ranked 5th in the majors, and have a total of 705 double plays.
Lopez (11-29 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 5.08 while he has faced 1,453 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 379 hits (10.5 hits per 9 innings) with 125 free passes. His ERA is 6.08 (219 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.554. Lopez has taken the ball for 324 innings and has totaled 275 K's during his career.
The Yankees hold a team slugging % of .393 and they are earning 4.10 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have 132 doubles, while taking a walk 418 times and earning 422 runs. New York has recorded 129 home runs for the season to go along with 390 RBIs. They have struck out on 947 instances (9th in baseball) and have 791 hits. The New York Yankees are sitting with an OBP of .324 in addition to a team batting average of .235 on the year.
The New York pitching staff have conceded 424 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.80 (383 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 116 homers and they give up 4.20 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.180 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.79 as a team on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.19 (981 strikeouts vs 308 free passes). They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 764.
With 94 save situations, the Yankees have 51 holds and 14 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 41 save chances and they have converted 27 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 129 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.6% out of 121 inherited base runners. They rank 8th in baseball holding a save rate of 65.9%, and they have dispatched 305 bullpen pitchers onto the field this year.
Out of their 8,178 innings played, the Yankees have a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (7th in pro baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 72 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (18th in pro baseball). The Yankees have 843 assists, 59 errors and have notched a total of 2,726 putouts on the season.
Cortes Jr (5-2 win-loss mark in his career) has a 5.32 earned run average while surrendering 9.5 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.48 and he has gone up against 496 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 66 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.487 and having a FIP of 5.4. In his career, Cortes Jr has surrendered 118 hits while he has earned 119 strikeouts in 111 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+210)
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