The Yankees (54-49, 22-25 away) and Orioles (63-40, 31-20 home) square off in two of this AL East series. Tyler Wells will take the mound for the Orioles against Clarke Schmidt for the Yankees. See who I like to come out on top in this New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles showdown in Baltimore.
NEW YORK YANKEES VS BALTIMORE ORIOLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Baltimore Orioles -123
This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 7:15 ET on Saturday, July 29th.
WHY BET THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES:
- In their previous five games, the Orioles have a record of 3-2.
- The Orioles have gone 7-3 in their ten games at home.
- The Orioles are 2-1 in Tyler Wells’ last five starts.
NEW YORK YANKEES SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
For the season, the Yankees have an overall record of 54-49, placing them 5th in the AL East. Against other AL East opponents, they are 13-18 along with going 32-24 and 22-25 at home and on the road, respectively. So far, they have played a total of 33 series, going 15-12-6.
Clarke Schmidt has made 21 starts this season, posting a 6-6 record and 4.33 ERA. His WHIP stands at 1.32, with an OBP allowed of .314, while his strikeout to walk ratio is 97/28. Notably, Schmidt has surrendered a home run in each of his last two outings.
Clarke Schmidt earned the victory in his latest outing against Kansas City, surrendering three runs on five hits. The Yankees ultimately prevailed 5-4, with Schmidt’s performance a key factor in the outcome.
Over their last ten games, the Yankees are ranked 12th in the league in scoring at 3.8 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.3 per contest puts them 20th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, New York is 17th, with an OBP currently sitting at .302. The team’s collective batting average is .229 (22nd).
DJ LeMahieu has been a key contributor to the Yankees offense this season, boasting a .234 batting average and .373 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, he has been especially productive, leading New York with hits and hitting at a .238 clip.
WILL THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Orioles enter today’s game with an overall record of 63-40, including putting together an above .500 mark at home (31-20). This year, Baltimore has played in 32 series and have gone 19-10-3. Currently, they are 1st in the AL East.
Tyler Wells is making his 21st appearance of the season, boasting a record of 7-5 with an ERA of 3.65 and a batting average allowed of .196. On the road, he has been impressive, going 3-1 with a 4.11 ERA. At home, he’s 4-4 on an ERA of 4.70. Opposing teams have managed to muster up a slugging percentage of .411 against him this year.
Tyler Wells’ last outing against the Rays saw him surrender three runs and one hit, but he was not credited with a decision as the Orioles emerged victorious with a 5-3 scoreline.
As a team, Baltimore has scuffled at the plate of late, with a combined batting average of just .202 over their last ten games. Compared to other teams, this is just 27th in that span. When looking at the team’s power numbers, they have a season-long slugging percentage of .418% while going deep a total of 121 times (13th). Overall, the Orioles are 10th in the MLB at 4.8 runs per contest.
The Orioles’ Adley Rutschman leads the team in hits, boasting a .268 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .426 and on-base percentage at .368 entering the game.