New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-147) Baltimore (+115)
John Means and the Baltimore Orioles (46-97, 5th in AL East) host the New York Yankees (80-64, 3rd in AL East) at Oriole Park on Wednesday. The Orioles open this contest at +115 while the Yankees are priced at -147. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Nestor Cortes Jr and John Means.
The Yankees have hit 189 doubles as a unit and have hit 189 balls out of the stadium. New York is slugging .400 and have struck out 1,330 times, while drawing a walk on 565 occasions. As a squad, the New York Yankees are recording 4.3 runs per outing, which is 20th in baseball. They have recorded 584 RBI's as well as 1,117 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average comes in at .236. They have earned a total of 625 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .323.
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The Yankees hold a team ERA of 3.77 over the course of the season (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,374 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. Yankees pitchers have allowed 174 home runs in addition to 597 runs in total (11th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 446 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.95 as a team over the course of the season.
Yankees relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 140 times in addition to having 196 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 73 holds this year (14th in the league). The Yankees relievers have recorded a save percentage of 65.2% and has entered the game in 144 save situations. They have compiled 43 saves on the campaign and have blown 23 out of their 66 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 192 runners this year and 27.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Yankees have sent 450 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Yankees have turned 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,466 innings, ranking them 6th in pro baseball. The New York Yankees have notched a total of 3,822 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,189 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 25th in pro baseball, and have 928 double plays.
Cortes Jr has taken the ball for 152 innings and has earned 156 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Cortes Jr (7-4 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 5.30 while facing 663 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.79 (81 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.405. He has conceded 155 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 59 walks.
Baltimore has a total of 178 home runs on the year to go along with 575 RBIs. They have tallied 241 two-baggers, while getting a free base 401 times as well as recording 600 runs. The Baltimore Orioles hold an OBP of .305 as well as a team batting average of .240 this year. The Orioles hold a team slugging percentage of .408 and they are earning 4.20 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,261 occasions (13th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,153 hits.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.493 and have a FIP of 5.13 as a pitching staff so far this season. They have a ranking of 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,336. The Baltimore pitching staff have yielded 857 runs this season while having a team ERA of 5.93 (815 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.19 (1,118 strikeouts against 510 free passes). They have surrendered 227 home runs and they concede 6.24 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score rate of 41.1% out of their 297 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 136 times in high leverage situations and on 185 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 99 save situations, the Orioles have compiled 54 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. They are ranked 29th in baseball with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 493 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this year. Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 44 save chances and they have tallied 22 saves.
Out of their 11,127 innings played, the Orioles have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (28th in baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 83 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in professional baseball). The Orioles have accrued 1,183 assists, 69 errors and have earned a total of 3,709 putouts during this campaign.
Thus far in his career, Means has conceded 283 base hits and he has 281 strikeouts in 328 frames. He has allowed 137 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.069 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.13 and he has gone up against 1,331 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Means (19-22 career win-loss mark) has a 3.76 ERA while giving up 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-147)
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