Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+205) New York (-278)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees (56-49, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Baltimore Orioles (38-67, 5th in AL East) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Orioles priced at +205 and the Yankees are at -278. The over/under opens at 10. The pitchers taking the mound will be Matt Harvey and Jameson Taillon.
As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are recording 4.2 runs per game, which is 22nd in baseball. They have accumulated 432 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .302. The Orioles have accumulated 174 doubles as a squad and have hit 119 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 416 RBI's and 819 hits this season, and their team batting average is at .236. Baltimore is slugging .395 and have been called out on strikes 908 times, while being walked on 299 occasions.
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The Orioles hold a team earned run average of 5.44 over the course of the season (30th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 855 hitters. They have walked 363 hitters and their FIP is 4.78 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.36 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.46. Orioles pitchers have given up 150 long balls and 569 runs in total (29th in the league).
The Orioles bullpen have earned a save rate of 54.5% and has entered the game in 76 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 216 runners on the year with 36.1% of them crossed home plate. Orioles relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 136 times and also have had 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 352 relievers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have earned 42 holds this season (27th in baseball). They have recorded 18 saves this season and have blown 15 out of their 33 chances to get a save.
The Orioles have turned 67.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,094 innings, which ranks them 28th in pro baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have amassed 2,698 putouts this year, in addition to 847 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which has them sitting 5th in professional baseball, and they have turned 713 double plays.
Harvey (50-62 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.90 and he has gone up against 3,949 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 927 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 264 walks. His ERA is 4.35 (451 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.277. Harvey has thrown 933 innings and has earned 844 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
New York has hit 129 home runs so far this season as well as 392 runs batted in. They have recorded 133 doubles, while walking 419 times and scoring 425 runs. The New York Yankees have earned an on-base percentage of .323 as well as a batting average of .234 on the year. The Yankees have a team slugging percentage of .391 and they are scoring 4.09 runs per game (25th in the league). They have been rung up on 960 instances (9th in the league) and have earned 797 base hits.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.175 with a FIP of 3.77 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.19 (989 strikeouts vs 310 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 4th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 768. They have given up 116 homers and they surrender 4.17 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The New York pitching staff have relinquished 425 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.77 (384 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 96 save situations, the Yankees have amassed 52 holds and also 14 blown saves. New York has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 42 save chances and they have converted 28 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 131 times in high leverage situations and also on 92 occasions with base runners. New York relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.3% out of their 122 inherited runners. They rank 6th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 309 relievers onto the field for the year.
Out of their 8,259 innings played, the Yankees are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (7th in MLB). The New York Yankees have twisted 73 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in MLB). The Yankees have racked up 855 assists, 60 errors and have earned a total of 2,753 putouts so far this year.
Taillon (36-28 record in his career) has a 3.75 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.49 and he has gone up against 2,373 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 236 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.246 and having a FIP of 3.7. During his career, Taillon has given up 558 base hits while he has totaled 517 punch outs in 566 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+205)
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