New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-195) Baltimore (+165)
The Baltimore Orioles (2-5) will go up against the New York Yankees (4-4) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has New York at -195 while Baltimore is priced at +165. The total is 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Nestor Cortes Jr and Bruce Zimmermann.
New York is slugging .376 and have been rung up 75 times, while taking a walk on 25 occasions. They have accrued 24 RBI's and 60 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .228. The Yankees have tallied 12 doubles as a unit and have hit 9 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 25 runs while having a team OBP of .307. As a unit, the New York Yankees are compiling 3.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 27th in the league.
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Yankees pitchers have conceded 7 home runs and 22 runs in total (5th in MLB). They have walked 28 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.52 as a squad for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.79 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.08. The Yankees are sitting with a team earned run average of 2.27 this year (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 78 batters.
The Yankees relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 12 save situations. The relievers have inherited 20 runners over the course of the season with 15.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. Yankees pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 14 times and also have had 15 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 39 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have notched 8 holds so far this year (3rd in MLB). They have accumulated 2 saves for the year and have blown 1 of 3 save opportunities.
The New York Yankees have 227 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 82 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which has them sitting 13th in baseball, and have accumulated 6 double plays. The Yankees have converted 74.6% of balls in play into outs out of 681 innings on the field, which has them ranked 4th in the majors.
Cortes Jr has taken the ball for 176 frames and has accounted for 188 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.54 (89 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.350. He has conceded 175 base knocks (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 63 walks. Cortes Jr (7-5 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.01 while he has faced 758 batters in the majors.
Baltimore has recorded 3 long balls so far this year to go along with 14 RBIs. They have recorded 11 doubles, while walking 34 times and scoring 14 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have compiled an OBP of .309 and a team batting average of .196 this season. The Orioles hold a team slugging % of .283 and they average 2.00 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have been rung up on 77 instances (6th in the league) and have a total of 45 base knocks.
The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 25 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.19 (22 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 2 dingers and they allow 3.63 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.290 and are the owners of a FIP of 2.96 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.25 (54 strikeouts against 24 bases on balls). They rank 13th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 56.
Sitting with 3 save situations, the Orioles have earned 2 holds and 0 blown saves. Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 1 save chance and they have earned 1 save. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 12 times in high leverage situations and on 9 occasions with runners on. Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 23.1% out of 13 inherited runners. They are ranked 2nd in baseball holding a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have sent 29 relievers to the mound this season.
In their 558 innings on the diamond, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (23rd in the majors). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 9 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (18th in MLB). The Orioles have 74 assists, 4 errors and are sitting with 186 putouts for the year.
Zimmermann (4-5 mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.02 ERA and has surrendered 10.0 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.58 and he has gone up against 333 hitters during his career. He has given up a total of 42 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.460 and a FIP of 5.3. So far in his career, Zimmermann has given up 84 hits while he has totaled 67 K's in 75 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-195)
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