Date & Time: April 6, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Maryland
Betting Odds: Yankees-179/Orioles+161
Total O/U: 8.5
The New York Yankees (3-4) and the Baltimore Orioles (4-3) will play their second game of a three-game series. The two teams have already met four times prior this season, and the series is split 2-2. Today’s game matches up Yankees’ pitcher J.A. Happ (0-1) and Orioles’ pitcher Dylan Bundy (0-0), who faced each other on March 31.
Happ got rocked by the Orioles in his only start this season, only lasting four innings while giving up four earned runs, including two home runs. Bundy’s start against the Yankees wasn’t much better, 3 ⅔ innings, three earned runs and five walks. However, Bundy only surrendered two hits and struck out seven in the game.
Both teams are similar offensively, the Yankees with 4.0 runs per game, the Orioles with 4.1. Hits are similar as well, Yankees 8.0, Orioles 8.1.
The Yankees have been hit hard with the injury bug so far this season, currently 11 players on the IL. Despite this, the Yankees defeated the Orioles 8-4 in their last game, a day after striking out 18 times against the Detroit Tigers. All of the Yankees runs last game came via the home run.
Today’s game should be a similar result. The Yankees should pick up a win against an Orioles’ team that has now lost two straight after winning four in a row. The starting pitchers should do better this time around, but the game should still see a high number of runs and go over 8.5.
NEW YORK YANKEES vs BALTIMORE ORIOLESFREE PREDICTION
Baseball Pick: ML Winner – Yankees, RL Winner – Yankees, O/U – Over
Confidence Level: 4/5
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Orioles 7 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 3 of the last 4 games between the Orioles and the Yankees.
Chris Davis of the Orioles is 1-54 dating back to last season (0.19), including 31 strikeouts.
Bundy is 2-5 in his career against the Yankees with an ERA of 6.28.
Happ is 7-5 with an ERA of 3.18 in his career against the Orioles.