Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+340) New York (-526)
Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees (56-48, 3rd in AL East) host the Baltimore Orioles (37-67, 5th in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Orioles coming in at +340 and the Yankees are at -526. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Alexander Wells and Gerrit Cole.
The Orioles have tallied 174 doubles as a unit and have hit 119 balls out of the stadium. Baltimore has a slugging % of .395 and have struck out 908 times, while taking a walk on 299 occasions. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are notching 4.2 runs/g, which has them at 22nd in the league. They have 416 RBI's as well as 819 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is at .236. They have accounted for 432 runs while holding a team OBP of .302.
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The Orioles have an earned run average of 5.44 on the season (30th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 855 batters. They have walked 363 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.78 as a squad over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.36 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.46. Orioles pitchers have allowed 150 home runs in addition to 569 total runs (29th in the league).
The Orioles bullpen have recorded a save rate of 54.5% and has come into the game in 76 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 216 runners over the course of the season with 36.1% of those players earned a run for their team. Orioles bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 136 times in addition to having 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have sent 352 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have earned 42 holds this season (27th in baseball). They have accumulated 18 saves for the season and have blown 15 of 33 save chances.
The Baltimore Orioles have amassed 2,698 putouts for the season, as well as 847 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which has them ranked 5th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 713 double plays. The Orioles have converted 67.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,094 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 28th in professional baseball.
Wells has taken the ball for 15 frames and has racked up 12 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 5.28 (9 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.696. He has allowed 17 hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 9 free passes. Wells (1-1 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.90 while he has faced 72 batters during his time in the majors.
The New York Yankees have an OBP of .323 in addition to a team batting average of .234 on the campaign. They have struck out on 960 occasions (9th in baseball) and are sitting with 797 base hits. New York has compiled 129 home runs for the year to go along with 392 RBIs. The Yankees have a team SLG% of .391 and they score 4.09 runs per outing (25th in the league). They have 133 two-baggers, while walking 419 times as well as putting up 425 runs.
The New York pitching staff have conceded 425 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.77 (384 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 116 homers and they surrender 4.17 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.175 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.77 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.19 (989 strikeouts vs 310 walks). They rank 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 768.
New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.3% out of their 122 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 131 times in high leverage situations and on 92 occasions with runners on base. With 96 save situations, the Yankees have earned 52 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They are ranked 6th in the league holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 309 relief pitchers onto the field on the campaign. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 42 save chances and they have tallied 28 saves.
In 8,259 innings played, the Yankees hold a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (7th in pro baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 73 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in MLB). The Yankees have racked up 855 assists, 60 errors and have notched a total of 2,753 putouts for the season.
In his MLB career, Cole has allowed 1,188 base knocks while he has totaled 1,606 strikeouts in 1,398 frames. He has allowed a total of 495 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.107 and having a FIP of 3.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.46 and he has gone up against 5,643 batters in his career. Cole (111-61 career record) has earned a 3.19 ERA while conceding 7.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+340)
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