Yankees vs. Orioles - 5/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (12-14) at New York Yankees (18-11)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
W Chen (0-1) (2.83) vs. C Whitley (1-0) (0.75)
The Line: New York Yankees -117 / Baltimore Orioles +107 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, YES
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees play game three of their series Saturday.
The Baltimore Orioles look to snap their four-game losing streak. The Orioles have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Orioles have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 37 hits and 21 RBI while Chris Davis and Manny Machado have combined for 32 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost eight straight games on the road. Wei-Yin Chen gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 2.83 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Chen is 2-4 with a 5.18 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Yankees have won 14 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 42 hits and four RBI while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 44 RBI. The New York Yankees have won five of their last six games on their home field. Chase Whitley takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Whitley is 0-1 with a 14.29 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Chens last 5 road starts. The Yankees are 10-2 in their last 12 games as a favorite and 4-0 in Whitleys last 4 starts as a favorite. The Orioles are 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.
Would you pick against the Yankees? Better yet, would you pick the Orioles on the road? The answer to both questions should be nope.