Yankees vs. Orioles MLB Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Orioles are -109 money line favorites over the Yankees, who are +101 on the ML. With CC Sabathia and T.J. McFarland on the hill, the total is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Orioles opened as -109 money line favorites and that's exactly where their line currently sits, while the Yankees' odds haven't budged either after opening +101. New York is 42-36 overall and 19-18 on the road, while Baltimore is 44-36 overall and 22-17 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 52% 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 Baltimore. According to latest MLB trends, New York Yankees are: 2-8 last 10 vs. a starters with a WHIP greater than 1.30, 1-5 last 6 road games and 2-6 last 8 as a dog. Baltimore is: 13-5 last 18 home games, 18-8 last 26 on grass and 10-4 last 14 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
This is a big series for both teams in terms of the American League East. RHP David Phelps (5-4, 4.01 ERA) has won four of his last six decisions for the Yankees. He is 1-0 with a 4.08 ERA in six games (two starts) against Baltimore. LHP T.J. McFarland will make his first start of his career. The left-hander is a Rule 5 draft pick from Cleveland, who is coming off working 4 1/3 innings at Toronto on Sunday in a 13-5 loss. He gave up five hits and five runs in a no-decision. The Yankees are struggling without much power in their lineup. Now that 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) is out for the year, and with OFCurtis Granderson on the disabled list, the Yankees have very little power. They are averaging just 3.92 runs per game. Baltimore doesn't lack for power, as 1B Chris Davis has 28 home runs to lead the majors. Baltimore also leads the majors in home runs with 108 and they play in a band box in Camden Yards. Baltimore is one game ahead of the Yankees for second place in the American League East. They need to take at least two of three against a slumping lineup to gain ground on Boston. It also helps the Orioles that the Yankees are hitting just .227 against left-handers.
MLB FREE PICK: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -109