MLB Betting Preview: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees – Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
When: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Where: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Point Spread: NY Yankees -250
Betting Total: 10 ½ runs
The New York Yankees enter this game with a record of 80-41 and have won four of their last five games, including four wins in a row and are coming off an 8-3 win in game three of this series at home.
The Baltimore Orioles enter this game with a record of 39-81 and have lost four of their last five games including three losses in a row and are coming off a game three loss in this series on Tuesday.
Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Baltimore Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles have essentially been eliminated from playoff contention as the trail the New York Yankees by 40.5 games in the division and trail the Tampa Bay Rays by 31 games for the 2nd wild card spot in the AL. Baltimore is 39-81 overall, 21-38 on the road and 37-77 as an underdog this season.
The Orioles will send Dylan Bundy to the mound for game four of the series. Bundy is 5-12 on the season with a 5.04 ERA while striking out 118 over 114 1/3rd innings pitched. He is also 1-2 in his last three starts against the Yankees while allowing an average of 3 runs and striking out an average of 4.67 in those games.
Trey Mancini leads the team in home runs and RBIs with 29 home runs and 70 RBIs. Jonathan Villar leads the team in runs with 79.
Baltimore is averaging 4.36 runs per game which ranks 26th in the MLB. The Orioles are allowing an average of 6.33 runs per game which ranks 30th in the MLB.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees have been playing like the best team in the MLB this season and have a 9.5 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays for 1st place in the AL East which means they will likely win the AL East this season. New York is 8-41 overall, 46-18 at home and 71-30 as a favorite this season.
The Yankees will send J.A. Happ to the mound for game four of the series. Happ is 9-7 on the season with a 5.48 ERA while striking out 95 over 120 innings pitched. He is also 3-0 in his last three starts against the Orioles while allowing an average of 3.67 runs and striking out an average of 3.67 in those games.
Gleyber Torres leads the team in home runs with 26. DJ LeMahieu leads the team in RBIs and runs with 80 RBIs and 83 runs.
New York is averaging 5.90 runs per game which ranks 1st in the MLB. The Yankees are allowing an average of 4.60 runs per game which ranks 11th in the MLB.
They Yankees Complete the Sweep
The New York Yankees are the much better team even though both pitchers on the mound have struggled this season. New York has won the last ten matchups with Baltimore while outscoring the Orioles by an average of 9.30 to 4.90 in those games.
The Yankees have also won the last three meetings against the Orioles while outscoring Baltimore by an average of 9.00 to 5.33 in those contests. I look for those trends to continue with a Yankees win in game four of the series against the Orioles at home on Wednesday.