Yankees vs. Orioles Friday Prediction
The New York Yankees will visit the Baltimore Orioles for the first of four games against baseball’s worst team. Will Game 1 on Friday night turn into a high-scoring matchup at 7:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 24, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, Oriole park at Camden Yards
TV: NYY (YES); BAL (MASN)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Yankees as a -175 favorite. As of this writing, 77% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Yankees to beat the Orioles on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Yankees’ Sabathia (knee) to return Friday in Baltimore
CC Sabathia (knee) will return to the Yankees' starting rotation Friday in Baltimore. That'll mean a minimum 10-day DL stint for the big left-hander, who's been out since August 13 with mild inflammation in his right knee. Sabathia holds a 7-4 record, 3.32 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 106/41 K/BB ratio in 119 1/3 innings (22 starts) this season for New York. He makes for a decent fantasy play against the last-place O's.
Orioles’ Cobb goes the distance to defeat Indians
Alex Cobb largely breezed through the AL Central-leading Indians on Saturday, allowing two runs in a complete-game, 4-2 win. Cobb gave up five hits and a walk while striking out three, needing exactly 100 pitches to complete his nine innings. Only a two-run sixth inning, in which the Indians strung together three consecutive singles, marred his afternoon. Cobb has somewhat quietly been pretty good in the season's second half and has lowered his ERA to 5.09 -- a testament to how bad he was in the first half -- in 23 starts overall. He'll look to keep rolling along Friday when the Orioles face the Yankees.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are 5-2 in their last seven games played in Baltimore.
The Orioles are 11-3 in Sabathia’s last 14 starts and 8-2 in his last 10 outings in Baltimore.
The over is 26-4-1 in the last 31 meetings between these two teams, is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings in Baltimore, and is 4-1 in Sabathia’s last five starts versus the Orioles. Furthermore, the over has hit in four of the Yankees’ last five games overall and is 38-18-3 in the Bombers’ last 59 games when facing a team with a winning percentage below .400.
The Pick: Yankees/Orioles over 8.5