Yankees vs. Orioles Game 2 Prediction
The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles will close out a doubleheader today when they meet up at 7:35PM ET.
*This prediction was written prior to the start of the opener of the doubleheader*
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, July 9, 2018
7:35PM 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 -180 to win. The Orioles are listed with a money line of +160 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 10 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 71 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.
The Yankees are giving the ball to Luis Cessa this afternoon. He is making just his second start of the year, but has four relief appearances. He is 0-1 on the season with a 5.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. Cessa has nine strikeouts and five walks over nine innings.
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.
The Orioles will start Yefry Ramirez in Game 2 of the doubleheader. He has appeared in three games this year, starting two. He is 0-2 on the season with a 2.51 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP. Ramirez has logged 13 strikeouts and four walks over 14.1 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are 3-8 in Cessa’s last 11 starts overall and 1-5 in his last six road starts. However, they are 15-7 in their last 22 division games.
The Orioles are just 1-9 in their last 10 Monday games, but they have won 11 of their last 12 Game 2’s in a double header.
The pitching matchup for this one is interesting, but I sense Baltimore will have to tap into its bullpen more in Game 1 than the Yankees will. That should be what helps lead New York to the win in this one. Ramirez has good numbers, but isn’t pitching deep into games. I think New York will eventually get to Baltimore’s bullpen and rally later in the game to win.
The Pick: New York Yankees -180