Date & Time: May 21, 2019 7:05 PM (EDT)

Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baltimore, Maryland

Betting Odds: New York-245/Baltimore+218

Total O/U: 9.5

Two A.L. East teams meet tonight for the second of a four-game series. The division-leading New York Yankees (29-17) take on the Baltimore Orioles (15-32), who are in last place in the entire American League. Domingo German (8-1 2.50 ERA) of the Yankees looks to continue his hot season and will be going up against David Hess (1-5 5.58 ERA) of the Orioles.

German has been the Yankees top pitcher so far this season. Five of German’s nine appearances this season have resulted in him allowing one earned run or less. German has yet to allow more than six hits in any appearances this season. His WHIP of 0.95 is one of the best in baseball among all qualified pitchers. In German’s two starts against the Orioles this season he has totaled 13 innings, three earned runs, 11 strikeouts, and eight hits.

Hess has made eight starts this season, only one of which has been a quality outing, his first start of the season. Since then, Hess has allowed 25 earned runs in his last 32 innings. Hess has made two starts against the Yankees this season, and they have pretty much had the same result. His first start was for five innings and he allowed four earned runs on three home runs. The second start Hess went six innings but still allowed four earned runs on four home runs.

German’s pitching this season has him in early Cy Young talks. With two dominant performances already against Baltimore this year, a third should be all but automatic. Baltimore will have trouble finding more than a couple runs in this one. The Yankees should win this game with ease. However, I am still leaning towards the UNDER, even with the Yankees scoring about six or seven runs of their own.

NEW YORK YANKEES vs BALTIMORE ORIOLES FREE PREDICTION

Free MLB Pick: ML Winner –New York, RL Winner –New York, O/U – Under

Confidence Level: 4/5

NOTES

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games.

NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.

NY Yankees are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Baltimore.

NY Yankees are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Baltimore.

NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games this season.

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Baltimore’s last 15 games.

Baltimore is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

Baltimore is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.

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