New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 4/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-116) Baltimore (+107)
Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles (8-12, 5th in AL East) host the New York Yankees (9-11, 3rd in AL East) at Oriole Park on Monday. The Yankees open this contest at -116 while the Orioles are coming in at +107. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Corey Kluber and Matt Harvey.
As a team, the New York Yankees are knocking in 3.7 runs per game, which is 26th in MLB. They have accounted for 70 runs while holding a team OBP of .304. The Yankees have accounted for 21 doubles as a team and have knocked 22 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 65 runs batted in and 130 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average comes in at .210. New York owns a slugging percentage of .350 and have been rung up 168 times, while drawing a walk on 81 occasions.
The Yankees have an earned run average of 3.32 for the season (6th in MLB), and they have rung up 206 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.75 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.13. Yankees pitchers have surrendered 22 home runs and 75 total runs (8th in MLB). They have walked 55 opposing players and their FIP is 3.52 as a unit for the year.
The Yankees bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 100.0% and has come into the game in 13 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 22 runners this year with 18.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. Yankees relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 16 times in addition to having 26 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have sent 61 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have accumulated 8 holds on the season (20th in MLB). They have earned 5 saves this year.
The Yankees have converted 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,539 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 15th in professional baseball. The New York Yankees have amassed 513 putouts on the year, in addition to 145 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which puts them in 24th in MLB, and have accumulated 130 double plays.
Kluber has thrown 1,357 innings and is sitting with 1,476 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.18 (480 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.095. He has given up 1,183 hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 304 free passes. Kluber (98-60 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.03 while facing 5,474 batters during his time in the major leagues.
Baltimore has a total of 17 home runs over the course of the season as well as 69 runs batted in. They have hit 32 two-baggers, while taking a walk 47 times and earning 72 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have accumulated an OBP of .277 in addition to a batting average of .222 so far this season. The Orioles hold a team SLG% of .359 and they are recording 3.79 runs per game (22nd in the league). They have struck out on 190 occasions (7th in baseball) and have accounted for 140 hits.
The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.279 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.20 as a squad this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.91 (160 strikeouts vs 55 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 22nd in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 155. They have given up 24 home runs and they allow 4.38 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 80 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.11 (75 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 20 save situations, the Orioles have amassed 10 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. Baltimore has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 9 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 25 times in high leverage situations and on 27 occasions with base runners. Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.0% of 40 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 18th in the league holding a save rate of 55.6%, and they have sent 67 relievers to the hill this season.
Out of their 1,482 innings played, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (19th in the majors). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 11 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in the majors). The Orioles have recorded 166 assists, 11 errors and have a tally of 494 putouts on the campaign.
Harvey (45-53 career mark) has a 4.16 earned run average while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and he has faced 3,605 hitters in his MLB career. He has allowed 397 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.251 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. So far in his MLB career, Harvey has conceded 833 hits while accumulating 788 strikeouts in 858 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-116)
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