Game 2: NY Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Pick

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New York Yankees
vs.
Baltimore Orioles

Starting Pitchers: Pettitte (Yankees) vs. Chen (Orioles)

Date/Time: October 8th, 8:07 P.M. EST

Television: TBS

MLB Odds from Bookmaker

Moneyline: Yankees -128 Orioles +118

Total: Off

 

MLB Betting Game Trends

New York Yankees

  • NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games when playing Baltimore

Baltimore Orioles

  • Baltimore is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
  • Baltimore is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

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Game Overview

Those pesky Baltimore Orioles are back for MLB betting action on Monday night in Camden Yards, where they will be taking on the New York Yankees in what very well could be a must win game if they have any hope of saving their season

The Yankees did what they had to do last night, taking down the O’s in front of a very excited crowd in Baltimore. CC Sabathia pitched a gem of a game and just missed going the distance, which has once again further saved the bullpen, which has been resting comfortably now for a few days. It’ll be up to Andy Pettitte to take this series by the horns, as if he wins this one, he’ll have his Yankees up 2-0 going back to the Bronx. The lefty came back to the Big Apple once again this year in search of another ring, and if New York gets it, he’ll be a vital part of the process. The southpaw is 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA in 12 starts this year. At 40-years old, no one really expected to see Pettitte come back to pitching again, especially knowing that he hadn’t pitched in two years, but he clearly still has it. He struck out 69 batters in 75.1 innings of work and walked just 21, though he is clearly limited on the number of pitches that he can throw in this, or any game. We figure that that maximum is right around 100, knowing that Pettitte hasn’t gotten to that mark since coming back from his two-month hiatus for injury.

The Baltimore bullpen was a stalwart this year for the team, but ultimately, allowing five runs in the ninth with your closer on the mound is a bad, bad thing for team morale. Jason Hammel didn’t pitch a poor game, and the offense scratched out eight hits and a couple of runs, but there were also 14 men left on base, just two extra base hits, both of which were doubles, and that untimely blowup by Jim Johnson in the top of the ninth. Wei-Yin Chen gets the ball from Manager Buck Showalter for tonight’s second game of this series. Chen was the only starter that remained consistent for the O’s all year long. He started 32 games and went 12-11 in those outings, and he had a 4.02 ERA. The rookie didn’t pitch well down the stretch, posting just one quality start in his final six outings, and that has to be a major concern coming into tonight’s showdown with the Yankees, who knocked him around for seven runs in 4.2 innings of work back in September.

Prediction

It might be high time to say goodnight to the magical season that was that of the 2012 Orioles. They were a fun story, but in the end, Chen isn’t going to last all that long in this game against this lineup, and that’s probably going to be the de facto beginning of the end when push comes to shove. New York 6 – Baltimore 4

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Adam Markowitz

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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