New York vs Baltimore MLB Free Picks
On Friday night, the Baltimore Orioles welcome the New York Yankees to town for a three-game weekend set. The Orioles (29-22) are in second place in the American League East and beat the division-leading Boston Red Sox, 13-9, on Wednesday. They face the Red Sox again on Thursday before the Yankees arrive Friday. The Yankees (24-28) just finished getting swept by the Toronto Blue Jays, including a 7-0 blanking on Wednesday. The Yankees head to Detroit to play a makeup game on Thursday before continuing on to Baltimore for the weekend. Find the updated MLB betting odds here.
New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Free Picks
When: Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:05pm Eastern time
Where: Oriole Park, Baltimore
TV: YES, MASN
Radio: 105.7 FM The Fan Baltimore
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Nathan Eovaldi (6-2, 3.71 ERA) (NY) vs Chris Tillman (7-1, 2.92 ERA) (BAL)
Why should you bet on New York?
Eovaldi has had good numbers for the Yankees this season, and none of the Orioles currently on the roster have more than 10 at-bats against him — and five of them have never faced him. This lack of exposure should give Eovaldi an edge. The Yankee offense needs to wake up — its resurgence from a few weeks ago seems to have evaporated, as the team has only scratched out five runs in their last four games. Designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup after missing a couple of contests, and he picked up a double on Wednesday. If he can keep heating up, the Yankee offense will prosper.
Why should you put your money on the Orioles?
Chris Tillman has been terrific this season; in his last start, he permitted just two runs in seven innings but had to take a no-decision with a lack of run support from his offense. Eight of the current Yankees have 10 or more at-bats against Tillman in their career — three of them have 20 or more — but the only person to hit a home run off Tillman has been Jacoby Ellsbury. Oriole star Mark Trumbo is hitting .667 lifetime off Eovaldi, and Matt Wieters is hitting .500.
Expert Pick and Final Prediction
I like the Orioles to knock off the Yankees, as Baltimore simply has more going on offensively right now and has the pitching on the mound to control New York. I’m predicting a 5-1 Baltimore victory.