Yankees vs. Orioles Game 1 Prediction
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles open up a doubleheader this afternoon at 4:05PM ET. Here’s our pick for the opener.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, July 9, 2018
4:10PM ET – Oriole Park
TV: YES (NY); MAS2 (Bal)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -220 to win. The Orioles are listed with a money line of +200 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 10 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 88 percent going on New York on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Yankees moving along
The Yankees are coming off back-to-back wins in Toronto and they have won four of their last five games. New York is 58-29 overall and 25-16 on the road. The Yankees are putting up 5.13 runs per game this season while allowing 3.79 per contest.
C.C. Sabathia gets the start in the opener today. He has pitched in 16 games and has a 6-3 record with a 3.02 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Sabathia has pitched a total of 89.1 innings this year and has 71 strikeouts with 24 walks.
Orioles continue to struggle
The Orioles have lost six straight coming into today’s doubleheader, losing four straight at Minnesota this weekend. Baltimore is now 24-65 overall and 12-29 at home. The Orioles are putting up 3.56 runs per game this year while allowing 5.18 per contest.
Jimmy Yacabonis gets the start for the Orioles in Game 1. He has appeared in just three games this year and has one start. He hasn’t recorded a decision and has an 8.53 ERA with a 2.37 WHIP. He has pitched 6.1 innings and allowed six earned runs with six walks and six strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees have won five of Sabathia’s last seven starts overall and 17 of his last 25 starts against AL East opponents.
The Orioles have lost nine of their last 10 Monday games and 28 of their last 38 series openers.
It’s hard to see the Orioles having success in this opener. Yacabonis has been a dumpster fire on the mound in his limited action and that is likely to force the ball into Baltimore’s bullpen early, which won’t produce good results either. Sabathia is actually pitching pretty well this season and he shouldn’t have any trouble working past the Orioles.
The Pick: New York Yankees -220