Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+145) New York (-192)
Nestor Cortes Jr and the New York Yankees (77-56, 2nd in AL East) host the Baltimore Orioles (41-91, 5th in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Orioles coming in at +145 and the Yankees are at -192. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are John Means and Nestor Cortes Jr.
As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are notching 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 26th in baseball. They have earned 542 runs scored and hold an OBP of .303. The Orioles have hit 226 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 158 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 521 runs batted in as well as 1,060 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .240. Baltimore has a slugging % of .403 and have struck out 1,163 times, while drawing a walk on 363 occasions.
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The Orioles have compiled a team ERA of 5.84 on the season (30th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,048 hitters. They have walked 466 players from the other team and their FIP is 5.02 as a squad over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.25 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.49. Orioles pitchers have yielded 204 long balls and 776 runs in total (30th in baseball).
The Orioles have dispatched 452 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 274 base runners so far this season with 39.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 19 saves for the season and have missed out on 18 of 37 save chances. The Orioles relief pitchers have a save percentage of 51.4% and has entered the game in 85 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 47 holds on the year (30th in the league). Orioles relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 169 times as well as having 121 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have notched a total of 3,421 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,100 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which is 5th in the majors, and they have turned 906 double plays. The Orioles have turned 67.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,263 innings, which ranks them 28th in professional baseball.
Means has taken the mound for 316 frames and has racked up 271 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Means (19-21 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.63 while he has gone up against 1,284 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.78 (133 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.072. He has allowed 275 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 64 free passes.
The New York Yankees are sitting with a team OBP of .326 as well as a team batting average of .238 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,222 instances (9th in the league) and have accounted for 1,041 base hits. New York has 171 home runs so far this season as well as 540 RBIs. The Yankees hold a team slugging % of .402 and they are scoring 4.36 runs per game (19th in baseball). They have 183 two-baggers, while walking 532 times and putting up 580 runs.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.169 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.77 as a unit this year. They are currently ranked 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 982. The New York pitching staff have allowed 528 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.63 (474 earned runs given up). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.24 (1,262 strikeouts vs 390 walks). They have surrendered 150 HR's and they allow 4.05 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league).
New York has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 62 save chances and they have converted 42 saves. They are ranked 4th in baseball holding a save percentage of 67.7%, and they have sent 406 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 175 times in high leverage situations and also on 124 occasions with runners on. New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.5% of 165 inherited base runners. Sitting with 138 save situations, the Yankees have tallied 71 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
The New York Yankees have twisted 95 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (21st in baseball). The Yankees have recorded 1,105 assists, 78 errors and have earned a total of 3,522 putouts on the season. In their 10,566 innings on the field, the Yankees have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (5th in the majors).
Cortes Jr (7-4 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.99 earned run average and has surrendered 9.3 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.53 and he has gone up against 618 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 78 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.436 and having a FIP of 5.3. So far in his pro baseball career, Cortes Jr has given up 145 hits while accumulating 144 K's in 140 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+145)
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