New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-225) Baltimore (+185)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the site where the Baltimore Orioles (14-22) will attempt to defeat the New York Yankees (26-9) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has New York at -225 and Baltimore is sitting at +185. The total is 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Gerrit Cole and Jordan Lyles.
New York has a slugging % of .424 and have been called out on strikes 296 times, while taking a walk on 131 occasions. They have 164 RBI's as well as 282 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is at .244. The Yankees have accumulated 48 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 52 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 173 runs while holding a team OBP of .325. As a unit, the New York Yankees are knocking in 4.9 runs/g, which puts them at 3rd in the league.
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Yankees pitchers have given up 26 home runs and 100 total runs (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 99 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.16 as a squad this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.11. The Yankees have an ERA of 2.72 on the year (1st in the league), and the staff has rung up 330 hitters.
Yankees relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 41 times in addition to having 48 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 28 holds for the season (2nd in the league). The Yankees relievers have earned a save rate of 70.6% and stepped onto the hill in 46 save situations. They have compiled 12 saves on the season and have not converted 5 of their 17 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 62 runners this season and 22.6% of them crossed home plate. The Yankees have sent 119 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The New York Yankees have a total of 942 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 331 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .989 which puts them in 5th in the majors, and they have twisted 24 double plays. The Yankees have transformed 71.4% of balls in play into outs in their 2,826 innings, which has them sitting 12th in professional baseball.
Cole (120-63 career mark) has a FIP of 3.09 while he has gone up against 6,009 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,267 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 385 walks. His ERA is 3.19 (527 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.112. Cole has taken the ball for 1,486 frames and has accounted for 1,719 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Baltimore has compiled 27 long balls for the season to go along with 111 runs batted in. They have 54 doubles, while taking a walk 106 times and putting up 116 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .300 and a batting average of .225 this season. The Orioles have a team SLG% of .343 and they tally 3.22 runs per contest (29th in baseball). They have been rung up on 330 instances (4th in MLB) and have recorded 269 base knocks.
The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 151 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.85 (134 earned runs given up). They have given up 34 homers and they allow 4.34 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.300 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.04 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.41 (265 strikeouts against 110 free passes). They have a ranking of 25th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 297.
Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.8% of 66 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 40 times in high leverage situations in addition to 42 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 25 save situations, the Orioles have compiled 16 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They sit at 2nd in MLB with a save percentage of 77.8%, and they have dispatched 124 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Baltimore has had relief pitchers take the mound in 9 save opportunities and they have come away with 7 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 45 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (24th in baseball). The Orioles have racked up 351 assists, 25 errors and are sitting with 939 putouts on the season. In their 2,817 innings on the field, the Orioles have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in the majors).
Lyles (56-82 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.18 ERA while surrendering 9.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 and he has faced 5,218 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 683 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.437 and having a FIP of 4.7. In his MLB career, Lyles has surrendered 1,297 base knocks and he has 910 strikeouts in 1,186 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-225)
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