New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 4/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-163) Baltimore (+150)
Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (10-13, 4th in AL East) play the New York Yankees (10-13, 5th in AL East) at Oriole Park on Thursday. The Yankees open this game at -163 while the Orioles are coming in at +150. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jordan Montgomery and Jorge Lopez.
The Yankees have tallied 27 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 29 balls out of the stadium. New York has a slugging % of .362 and have been called out on strikes 204 times, while drawing a walk on 100 occasions. As a squad, the New York Yankees are scoring 3.6 runs per game, which has them at 27th in baseball. They have accrued 77 runs batted in and 157 hits on the year, while their batting average is sitting at .210. They have racked up 82 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .306.
Yankees pitchers have relinquished 25 home runs and also 88 runs in total (7th in baseball). They have walked 63 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.41 as a squad on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.84 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.12. The Yankees are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.38 on the year (6th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 242 hitters.
The Yankees relief pitchers have a save percentage of 100.0% and have entered the game in 16 save situations. The relievers have inherited 25 base runners on the season and 16.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 18 times in addition to having 28 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have sent 71 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The bullpen are sitting with 10 holds so far this year (19th in baseball). They have accumulated 6 saves this season.
The Yankees have converted 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,845 innings on the field, which ranks them 17th in MLB. The New York Yankees have a tally of 615 putouts this season, as well as 171 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which has them ranked 15th in baseball, and have a total of 157 double plays.
Montgomery has taken the mound for 252 frames and has earned 242 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.17 (117 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.244. He has given up 235 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 79 walks. Montgomery (14-11 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.09 while he has faced 1,065 hitters in the major leagues.
The Baltimore Orioles have an OBP of .287 as well as a batting average of .227 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 223 instances (9th in MLB) and have tallied 174 hits. Baltimore has hit 22 HRs on the campaign as well as 82 runs batted in. The Orioles hold a slugging % of .373 and they are scoring 3.78 runs per game (24th in the league). They have hit 41 doubles, while taking a walk 61 times and scoring 87 runs.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.279 with a FIP of 4.26 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.64 (193 strikeouts against 73 walks). They rank 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 183. They have allowed 29 dingers and they yield 4.27 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Baltimore pitching staff have relinquished 95 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.05 (90 earned runs conceded).
Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 10 save chances and they have come away with 6 saves. They are currently ranked 17th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 81 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 29 times in high leverage situations in addition to 32 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.7% out of their 49 inherited base runners. Sitting with 25 save situations, the Orioles have earned 14 holds and 4 blown saves.
In their 1,806 innings on the field, the Orioles have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (16th in baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 15 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in the majors). The Orioles have racked up 207 assists, 12 errors and have amassed 602 putouts this season.
Lopez (10-20 career mark) has earned a 6.18 ERA and has allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and he has gone up against 1,090 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 169 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.496 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. During his pro baseball career, Lopez has allowed 279 hits while he has tallied 203 K's in 246 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-163)
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