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Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Game One - 8/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (79-47) at Baltimore Orioles (37-90)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1:05 pm (Camden Yards)

J Happ (14-6) (3.84) vs. J Yacabonis (0-1) (6.75)

The Line: Baltimore Orioles / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, YES

The New York Yankees battle the Baltimore Orioles in game one of their doubleheader in Saturday MLB.

The New York Yankees are well behind the Red Sox for the top spot in the AL East but there is still time to catch up. New York has the offensive firepower with 5.17 runs scored thanks to the top ranked power game that has smacked 202 homers.

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Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Game One - 8/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Yankees have been strong on the mound as well with a 3.72 team ERA that is 7th in the game. The Yanks sport a solid 1.22 but the rotation has only 53 quality start which is 18th meaning the bullpen has seen plenty of action.

The Yankees send JA Happ to the hill for game one of their DH at Baltimore. Happ has won four straight after downing Toronto 10-2 with both runs allowed over 5.2 frames.

The Baltimore Orioles have struggled from day one of the 2018 season and will be fortunate to reach the 50 win plateau. The Baltimore offense averages 3.84 runs on a .236 batting average which has the team near the bottom of the standings. The Orioles have hit 156 long balls to rank 12th but that’s not enough to keep the offense afloat.

The Orioles pitching has been allowing too many runs with a 5.13 team ERA which is not surprising given a 1.50 WHIP. The Baltimore rotation has produced 55 quality starts but that is just middle of the row which puts the pen in to games early.

The Orioles send Jimmy Yacabonis to the mound for game one of their doubleheader. Yacabonis is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA over five appearances (three starts).

Under is 5-2-1 in NY Yankees last 8 road games and NY Yankees are 38-18 in their last 56 Saturday games and NY Yankees are 65-32 in their last 97 games on grass. Under is 6-1-1 in Baltimore last 8 on grass and Baltimore are 20-56 in their last 76 overall and are 11-28 in their last 39 home games. Over is 26-4-1 in the last 31 meetings.

The Yankees have the edge on the mound with the veteran Happ and the bats should do some damage as well…

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