Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees - 7/30/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees - 7/30/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees (3-1) at Baltimore Orioles (2-2)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

J.A. Happ (0-0) (0.00) vs. John Means (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: Baltimore Orioles +183 / New York Yankees -195 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees look for another victory to build on their 3-1 record. The Yankees scored nine runs in Wednesday’s victory and have scored four or more runs in two of their first four games. The Yankees are averaging four runs per game this season. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with six hits and three RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge have combined for nine hits and eight RBI. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he was 12-8 with a 4.91 ERA and 140 strikeouts last season. Happ is 9-7 with a 3.60 ERA and 142 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

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The Baltimore Orioles look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Orioles have allowed four or more runs in three of their first four games. The Orioles are allowing seven runs per game so far this season. Jose Iglesias leads the Orioles with eight hits and three RBI while Hanser Alberto and Renato Nunez have combined for 10 hits and four RBI. John Means gets the ball, and he was 12-11 with a 3.60 ERA and 121 strikeouts last season. Means is 1-2 with a 7.62 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

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Happ will make his season debut here, and he wasn't that great of a pitcher last season with an ERA of nearly five and an allowed batting average of .258. Means was actually pretty decent last season when you consider the rest of the Orioles pitching staff, and he has a 2.74 ERA and .207 allowed batting average at home last season. There's a case to be made for the Orioles and the big plus money, as they probably have the edge here in starting pitching. However, the Yankees have absolutely feasted on the Orioles dating back to last season, and they've scored no less than six runs in each of the last 10 meetings against them.

Give me the Yankees and the RL for maximum betting value.

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