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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-92) Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees (78-57)
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY.
Projected Pitchers: Akin (BAL), Kluber (NYY)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles +250 | Yankees -320
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Orioles +130, Yankees -150
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5 (Under -115)
The first two games in this series have both ended 4–3 with each team winning once.
Is that competitiveness a sign of things to come looking ahead to game three on Sunday? Or are the Orioles set to get blown-out at least once here in the Bronx?
Keegan Akin saw some 25 innings worth of action at the big league level in 2020 but as a qualified rookie this season, he has struggled.
The left-hander out of Western Michigan has started 13 games for the O’s and gone just 2–7. However, those two wins have come in his last two starts so let’s start there.
He’s been fantastic in those last two starts, giving up just one run in each to the Angels and then the Blue Jays. He went seven full against Los Angeles and got through a complete five against Toronto.
In both starts, the opponent’s run came on a solo home run. He gave up a total of five hits in the twelve innings, walking five to eleven punch-outs.
He pitched against the Yankees earlier this month in a relief effort, mopping-up a loss with three innings on one-hit baseball.
So while the season numbers are nothing to look to back, recent trends suggest there could be some value with Akin on Sunday.
New York Yankees
His opponent, Corey Kluber, missed all of June, all of July, and nearly all of August with a shoulder issue before returning on the 30th to make his eleventh start of the season against the Angels.
It started out well enough with three shutout innings but he ran into trouble in the fourth and unlike Akin, gave up more than a solo homer.
Jack Mayfield of the Angels got him for a grand slam in that fourth inning, which Kluber finished but also marked the end of his outing.
All told, he went four innings, gave up five hits, four runs, and even walked two, which in the past would have been uncharacteristic for him.
With the Yankees seemingly secure in their bid for a playoff spot, Kluber is pitching for a role in October. Proving he can shutdown an offense like the Orioles will be a big step in the right direction.
New York’s loss on Saturday, coupled with Boston’s win, dropped its lead for the first wildcard spot in the American League to just half a game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Orioles are 54-110 in their last 164 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Orioles are 18-53 in their last 71 games as an underdog.
- Orioles are 15-48 in their last 63 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Orioles are 10-41 in their last 51 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Yankees are 7-1 in their last 8 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Yankees are 24-8 in their last 32 games as a favorite.
- Yankees are 1-5 in their last 6 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Free Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction: Yankees crush.
Perhaps the thinking about Akin having some value in this spot has gone too far.
Look at some of the Orioles’ recent and long-term trends: they are playing like a team that should be priced at +300 just about every time out.
You could argue that price should be even higher in this spot, against one of the best teams in baseball, which has been hot, and with a guy on the mound who will be determined to pitch well.
So give me Kluber at the high price and I’ll put some on just about any runline I can get my hands on, too.
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