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MLB Winning Favorites Between New York At Baltimore

Written by on April 6, 2017

It’s altogether too early to start predicting what might go down in any of the divisions in the MLB, but there are already a couple that are starting to play out as expected. The AL East was expected to be one of the tighter divisions in baseball this season, with the Boston red Sox being the team to beat. They have started the season by winning their opening two games, while the Baltimore Orioles have kept perfect pace with them. The Orioles were viewed by many as a bit of a dark horse pick in the AL, with the belief being that if they could find some pitching to match the hitting power in their line-up, they might well be a legitimate threat. Two games is a very small sampling in a 162-game season, but the O’s have certainly got the pitching they wanted in those games. They will stay at home for the next few days, welcoming in the New York Yankees for a 3-game weekend set. Find out more about the updated MLB betting picks here.

Analyzing The MLB Winning Favorites Between Yankees At Orioles

When: Friday, April 7 at 7:05 PM ESTWhere: Camden Yards, BaltimoreStarting Pitchers: Luis Severino Vs Ubaldo JimenezTV: MLBN, MASN 2Radio: WFAN and WJZ-FMLive Stream: MLB.TVMLB Odds: Orioles -1.5 (-115) 

Why bet on the New York Yankees

The New York Yankees started their season with 3 games on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays, and they left losing 2 of 3. The Yankees have several younger guys in their line-up this season, so we expect that there are going to be some teething troubles in the early days and weeks of the season. One bright spot for the Yankees in their opening series was the performance of 3B Chase Headley, who hit a staggering .636 (7 of 11) versus the Rays. The downside was that there were very few other hitters getting the job done. The Yankees will send Luis Severino to the mound on Friday for his first start of the season. Severino went 3-8 with a 5.83 ERA last season.

Why bet on the Baltimore Orioles

Over the past few seasons, the Toronto Blue Jays have been one of the highest scoring teams in baseball, so it’s fair to say that the Orioles pitching staff was presented with a tough test to start the season. The passed with flying colors, allowing just 3 runs through 2 games, both of which the Orioles were able to win. It was somewhat surprising to see these teams get great pitching efforts, and it was the long ball that ended up winning the day for the Orioles. They will be in good shape this season if their pitching holds up this well. Ubaldo Jimenez will start on Friday, and will be looking to improve on his performance of last season where he went 8-12 with a 5.44 ERA.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Not the greatest pitching match-up in the world for this one, which is something that I believe the Orioles hitters are more equipped to take advantage of. Look for them to keep their win streak going early on.

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