Yankees vs. Orioles - 7/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (53-37) at New York Yankees (45-46)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 18, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
K Gausman (1-6) (4.15) vs. I Nova (6-5) (5.18)
The Line: New York Yankees +100 / Baltimore Orioles -110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 15 of their last 20 games. The Baltimore Orioles offense continues to produce at a high level, and they’ve won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 110 hits, Mark Trumbo has 68 RBI and Jonathan Schoop has 15 home runs. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he’s 1-6 with a 4.15 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 3-2 with a 2.22 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Yankees have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The New York Yankees have an ERA of 4.45 and have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Beltran leads New York with 92 hits, Didi Gregorius has 41 RBI and Starlin Castro has 10 home runs. Ivan Nova takes the hill, and he’s 6-5 with a 5.18 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Nova is 7-4 with a 5.22 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. American League East and 5-16 in Gausmans last 21 road starts. The Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Novas last 5 starts. The Orioles are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in New York and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Orioles have lost six of Gausman's last nine starts and don't have much success overall playing in New York. However, Nova has been getting rocked all season long. I'm going to take the better team and the cheap price given how bad Nova has been this season.