|MLB Yankees vs. Orioles Picks & Predictions for May 20, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 20 May 2013 15:29|
Yankees vs. Orioles Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Yankees are -142 money line favorites over the Orioles, who are +131 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Yankees opened as -131 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -142 on the ML, while the Orioles' odds have gone from +121 up to +131. New York is 27-16 overall and 12-7 on the road, while Baltimore are 23-20 overall and 9-11 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 63% of the betting public currently favors New York. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take New York. According to latest MLB trends, Yankees are 6-1 last 7 road games, 9-3 last 12 overall, 25-10 last 35 vs. AL East, and 15-3 in Sabathia's last 18 stats vs. Orioles. Baltimore is 10-23 at home last 33 in series, 0-6 last 6 home games and 22-46 last 68 Monday games.
Baltimore has lost five straight, all at home, They also lost three of their last four to the Yankees including two of three at Yankee Stadium this year. They get a bad break as the rainout on Sunday meant that C.C. Sabathia will pitching on Monday against the Orioles instead of versus the Blue Jays. Sabathia has pitched very well lately, allowing just eight runs in his last four starts. He struck out 10 and allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings in a 4-3 win over Seattle on May 14. Sabathia has also dominated the Orioles, winning three straight, including a 5-2 decision on April 12. He struck out nine and allowed just one earned run in eight innings in a 5-2 win. He take on Freddy Garcia, the former Yankee, who did pitch well against the Yankees in his last time out, but that was August 27, 2010 (9-4 win). In his last two starts, Garcia has given up eight runs in 9 2/3 innings. He only went 3 2/3 innings at home on May 15 against San Diego (8-4 loss), allowing 9 hits and walks with four earned runs. This is a pitching mismatch and a tough game for the Orioles to try and stop a losing streak.
MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK YANKEES -142