MLB Betting Preview: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees – Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Where: Orioles Park at Camden Yards
Point Spread: NY Yankees -250
Betting Total: 9½ runs
The Yankees won game 1 10-7 behind the hitting of shortstop Gleyber Torres. He homered twice in Monday, giving him eight this season against the Orioles pitching staff.
The moneyline on this game is Yankees -250.
Yankees Lead AL East
The Yankees now lead the American League East by one game over Tampa. They will look to keep or increase that lead Tuesday night when they send Domingo German to the mound. German has been outstanding this season, accumulating an 8-1 record with a 2.50 ERA.
In his career against the Orioles, he is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts. The Yankees’ bullpen has been okay, not great. They currently have the eighth-best ERA in the American League at 3.97. Closer Aroldis Chapman has twelve saves.
New York’s offense is a good one despite the loss of both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. They have the fifth best batting average in the AL at .254, and they have scored the sixth most runs in the league with 236.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu is leading the team with a .315 batting average. Catcher Gary Sanchez leads the squad in home runs, and first baseman Luke Voit is pacing the Bombers with 34 RBI.
Orioles’ Young Pitching Continues to Struggle
Baltimore comes into play Tuesday mired in last place. Pitching continues to be a huge issue as the O’s young pitching continues to find its way. Baltimore’s pitchers allowed three home runs on Monday night to bring their season total to 97 in just 47 games.
David Hess will get the ball Tuesday night for the O’s. He has a record of 1-5 with a 5.58 ERA. He has given up 14 home runs in just 40.1 innings on the season, including four in his last start which lasted six innings.
Offensively, Baltimore is led by shortstop Trey Mancini who has a .303 batting average with ten home runs. Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. leads the team with 28 RBI. As a team, the O’s sit 12th in the American League with a .236 batting average. They have also scored the 12th most runs in the league with 183.
Given the fact that the Orioles’ pitchers have a very hard time keeping the ball in the yard, I think it would be very wise to take the Yankees in this matchup. Take the Bronx Bombers.