Free MLB Prediction: Orioles vs Yankees
Major League Baseball betting sees the Baltimore Orioles taking on the New York Yankees on Tuesday September 8 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Baltimore Orioles (65-72) vs. New York Yankees (77-59)
Date: Tuesday September 8
Time: 7:05 PM
Venue: Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY
MLB Betting Lines: New York -163, Baltimore +150
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
Probable Pitchers: Orioles RH Kevin Gausman (2-6, 4.59 ERA) vs. Yankees RH Masahiro Tanaka (11-6, 3.73)
New York is just a half game Toronto coming into Tuesday’s action.
They have a great chance to take over the lead with their ace on the mound.
The O’s have fallen apart and fallen out of the race. They have been getting hit hard lately, losing eight of their last 10, and the only thing reliable about this group seems to be the hard hitting of slugger Chris Davis – he leads the Majors with 40 homers.
Over the next few weeks the Orioles are going to have a great opportunity to play spoiler with games against Toronto and the Yankees. It does require actually winning though, something they have not done much of lately. They have just three wins since August 19.
The Orioles were winning the last couple of season’s with mediocre pitching but they were hoping they might have an ace in young righty Kevin Gausman.
He has had a rough go of it this season thanks to some injuries so it is hard to evaluate just what he is going to be.
He has one start against New York this season, a loss at Yankee Stadium back in July – he gave up two homers.
The stuff still appears to be there but New York can be lethal against righties who are not on the top of their game.
Despite continuing bad injury news the Yankees continue to win and keep the pressure on the Blue Jays – slugger Mark Teixeira may be out for the season and now flame thrower Nathan Eovaldi is out of action too. I never thought the Yankees could stay in the race as long as they have but they might actually be a desirable playoff foe.
Down a couple of starters it is important that Masahiro Tanaka be strong down the stretch. He has missed some starts already this season and it seems the Yankees are treating him with care as he is barely averaging 6IP/start.
It seems that in year two hitters are adjusting to him enough to push his homer rate up even if they are not hitting him as frequently. I think he is destined to be the kind of pitcher who is never going to really live up to expectations.
Tanaka is 1-0 this season against Baltimore, the win was at home back in July.
MLB Betting Trends:
- BAL are 1-7 in their last 8 road games.
- BAL are 3-14 in their last 17 games on grass.
- BAL are 5-16 in their last 21 overall.
- NYY are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- Under is 12-5 in NYY last 17 games following a win.
- NYY are 8-3 in Tanakas last 11 starts on grass.
- BAL are 23-47 in the last 70 meetings in New York.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: New York ML
I generally have a hard time backing teams that are sliding into irrelevancy, especially when they have an unproven commodity on the mound.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: New York 6 – Baltimore 4
Not a ton of value here so I would look to parley this one with the total for a little more kick. Both teams can score.
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