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New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles - 3/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees
Date & Time Sunday March 31, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
The Line
New York Yankees -375 / Baltimore Orioles +285 -- O/U: 8.5
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The Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees meet in the rubber match of their three game AL East division set in MLB action from Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

The Baltimore Orioles will look to win the series after taking game two on Saturday by a final score of 5-3. Jesus Sucre led the O’s by going 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs while Dwight Smith Jr. added an RBI while going 2 for 4. Rio Ruiz chipped in a double while Trey Mancini, Cedric Mullins and Richie Martin each contributed a base hit as well in the win. Nate Karns went two innings, walking three, not factoring in the decision. Jimmy Yacabonis got the win to improve to 1-0 while Mike Wright picked up his 1st save of the season. Dylan Bundy will start game three and was 8-16 with a 5.45 ERA and 184 strikeouts last season. In his career, Bundy is 2-5 with a 6.18 ERA and 39 strikeouts against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees will look to rebound after suffering their first loss of the season on Saturday. Troy Tulowitzki belted a solo homer and DJ LeMahieu went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI while Luke Voit added an RBI of his own in the losing effort. Gleyber Torres went 2 for 4 while Gary Sanchez, Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge each contributed base knocks of their own in the loss. James Paxton took the loss, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out five over four innings of work. J.A. Happ will start game three and was 17-6 with a 3.65 ERA and 193 strikeouts last season. In his career, Happ is 7-6 with a 2.97 ERA and 122 strikeouts against Baltimore.

Baltimore is 0-7 in Bundy’s last 7 road starts and 14-41 in their last 55 games overall while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games against a left-handed starter. New York is 9-3 in Happ’s last 12 starts and 74-33 in their last 107 home games while the over is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall. Baltimore is 2-7 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams and 0-4 in Bundy’s last 4 starts against New York.

Happ was a solid pickup for the Yanks last season, going 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 11 starts in pinstripes. Bundy is a key cog in Baltimore’s rotation, but he allowed 9 runs in 9 innings against the Yankees last season and the O’s haven’t had much success at Yankee Stadium with Bundy on the bump. New York lulled to sleep on Saturday, but I expect the bats to wake up in a big way on Sunday, so I’ll side with New York and to avoid the heavy juice I’ll side with New York on the RL to get some value out of the bet.

New York Yankees -1.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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