Yankees vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/20

Yankees vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/20

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees

The New York Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. In this article we'll analyze both teams performances and stats to determinate our best prediction for the game.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 20, 2024
  • Time: 1:05 PM
  • Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
  • Weather: 83°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

Baltimore Orioles:

The Baltimore Orioles enter this game with a strong 47-25 record, boasting a solid away performance of 22-11. They are a formidable opponent with a powerful lineup and consistent pitching.

Pitching:

Cole Irvin will start for the Orioles. Irvin has a respectable 6-3 record with a 3.03 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 68.1 innings. While he has been effective, he faces a challenging Yankees lineup.

Offense:

The Orioles' offense features standout players like Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman. Henderson leads the team with 22 home runs, while Rutschman boasts a .292 batting average and 53 RBIs.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Gunnar Henderson (22 HR)
  • Batting Average: Adley Rutschman (.292 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Adley Rutschman (53 RBI)

The Orioles are managing injuries to key players, including Sam Basallo, Jordan Westburg, Ronald Guzman, Dean Kremer, and Danny Coulombe.

New York Yankees:

The New York Yankees hold an impressive 51-24 record and are dominant at home with a 23-10 record. They lead the American League East and are looking to extend their winning streak.

Pitching:

Luis Gil will start for the Yankees. Gil has been outstanding this season with a 9-1 record, a 2.03 ERA, and a 0.98 WHIP over 80 innings. His ability to limit hits and strike out batters makes him a key factor in this game.

Offense:

The Yankees' offense is led by Aaron Judge and Juan Soto. Judge has 26 home runs and 64 RBIs, while Soto leads the team with a .313 batting average and a .436 on-base percentage.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Aaron Judge (26 HR)
  • Batting Average: Juan Soto (.313 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Aaron Judge (64 RBI)

The Yankees are also managing injuries, including Aaron Judge, Nick Burdi, Joey Gerber, Chase Hampton, and Greg Allen.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
BAL (47-25) +120 o8.5 (-105) +1.5 (-165)
NYY (51-24) -140 u8.5 (-115) -1.5 (+140)

Prediction:

The prediction for this game is that the Yankees will win. Here’s why:

Luis Gil's dominant performance this season, highlighted by his 2.03 ERA and 0.98 WHIP, gives the Yankees a significant edge. His ability to limit opposing offenses, combined with the Yankees' powerful lineup led by Aaron Judge and Juan Soto, makes New York the favorite. Additionally, the Yankees' home record of 23-10 shows their strength at Yankee Stadium, further solidifying their chances of securing a win in this matchup.

Pick: New York Yankees (-140)

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