Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees – Game 2 Betting Pick 05/15/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-05-15

DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees are playing host to the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. The matchup will begin at 3:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to YES Network to catch the game.

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Odds

Right-hander David Hess is the probable starter for the visiting Orioles. Hess is 1-4 with a 5.50 ERA and 27 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 5.14 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees are putting the ball in the left hand of J.A. Happ (2-3, 4.36 ERA), who has 34 strikeouts and 12 walks this season as well as a 1.22 WHIP. Happ is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 6.48 ERA across two starts against Baltimore this year.

As a unit, New York’s pitchers have given up 4.1 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 3.54 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.26 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 10.9 K/9. In 11 games against AL East foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 3.32 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.03.

The New York hitters have put up 5.0 runs per outing, including 6.4 per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .219/.277/.313 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Yankees’ offense has been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is hitting .333/.384/.452 with 45 hits, 21 RBIs and 22 runs scored, while Torres is hitting .286 with five homers, 17 RBIs and 19 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.20 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 6.96 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 5.86, along with a WHIP of 1.37 and a K-per-9 of 8.73.

The Orioles offense has slashed .237/.300/.391 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this season, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Right fielder Trey Mancini and second baseman Jonathan Villar have led Baltimore’s offense. Mancini is hitting .318/.366/.547 with seven home runs, 16 RBIs and 26 runs scored, while Villar is hitting .261/.313/.406 with four homers, 16 RBIs, 24 runs and eight stolen bases.

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER


Betting Trends

Baltimore has logged 16 extra-base hits over its last five contests. New York has 11 XBH over its last five.

The Orioles have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.

The Orioles have a total OPS of .691 this season, including an OPS of .674 against left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS stands at .766 overall and .667 against lefties.

New York has recorded 19.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.4 over its last five.

The Yankees have won three of their last four games SU.

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