Every team enters the new MLB season with a certain level of expectation hanging over their heads. Some rise above it, while others fall short of what we all believe that we will do. The question here is when we should start judging each team on what they have or haven’t accomplished. I think it’s fair to suggest that it might be a little too soon to start casting serious judgments about any team. After all, we have only seen a very small sample of what each team will deliver over the course of the season.
It’s also all subjective, too, as you will have some people say that the New York Yankees are underperforming even though they have the 3rd best win percentage in the American League right now. To put that in perspective, they would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. The Yankees will try and improve on that record today when they host the Baltimore Orioles in a doubleheader. We are looking at the second game of the two, where the Yankees are favored by 1 ½ and the run total is set at 9.
Orioles vs Yankees MLB Week 7 Odds & Expert Prediction
The Yankees have acquired 1B/DH Kendrys Morales and cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Jonathan Loaisiga has been transferred to the 60-day IL.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) 15 de mayo de 2019
- When: Saturday, May 11 at 6:35 PM EST
- Where: Yankee Stadium, NYC
- Starting Pitchers: Cashner vs. German
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Radio: ESPN 104.5
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Week 7 Odds: New York Yankees -260 (Total 9)
Why bet on the Baltimore Orioles?
While we did say that it’s probably too early to pass judgment on any team in the MLB, the Baltimore Orioles may be one of the exceptions to the rule. They have just not been very good at all from Day 1 and are currently sitting on the bottom of the AL East with a miserable 14-26 record. Their run differential of -75 is the worst in the American League and second worst in the MLB overall.
The Orioles have not been particularly awful against the Yankees this season, going 2-4 SU, although their wins came early when the Yankees were struggling. The come into today having lost 3-straight to the Yankees. Overall, they are 4-6 SU in their last 10 and 9-10 ATS as a road dog. Andrew Cashner (4-1, 4.25 ERA) will be on the mound for the Orioles.
- Runs: 3.97
- Hits: 8.12
- Walks: 2.70
- Strike Outs: 8.82
- Runs: 5.85
- Hits: 9.25
- Walks: 3.58
- Strike Outs: 7.68
Why bet on the New York Yankees?
The Yankees are in a nice little spot at the moment, which may seem odd to say when you see that they are trailing the Tampa Bay Rays by a game in the East. What you have to remember, though, is that the Yankees have been hammered by injuries in the early going.
Their bench guys have come up huge in the early going, and with some big hitters ready to return to the line-up sooner rather than later, you get the sense that the Yankees might be in a position to take control of the division. New York is now sitting at 24-16 on the season after going 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they are also now 13-9 in their home games. They will send Domingo German (7-1, 2.70 ERA) to the mound on Wednesday night.
- Runs: 5.00
- Hits: 8.38
- Walks: 3.65
- Strike Outs: 8.62
- Runs: 4.10
- Hits: 7.62
- Walks: 3.40
- Strike Outs: 9.43
Orioles vs Yankees MLB Week 7 Betting Trends
- Orioles are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 8 games
- Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees’ last 7 games against Baltimore
- Cashner is 2-4 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 4.01 and a WHIP of 1.257
- German is 1-0 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 0.667
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Orioles vs Yankees
When German starts, good things tend to happen for the Yankees, so you would certainly like them to win this one going away. Cashner has also been good for The Orioles so the UNDER might be the bet here.
Score: Baltimore Orioles 2 – New York Yankees 4