New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick – July 22

The MLB is set up with another strong slate of baseball throughout Friday night. Fourteen games are up on the board throughout July 22. One of these games will be between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles. These two teams have been solid on the season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will throw the first pitch at around 7:05 PM Eastern time.

New York has earned a record of 64-30 throughout the season, which has them in first place of the AL East. The Yankees have lost two games in a row and are 3-7 throughout their last 10 games. New York has a 12 game lead on the second seed in the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees will look to bounce back in this one.

The Orioles have posted a record of 46-46 so far this season, which has them in last place of the AL East. Baltimore is coming off a loss in their last game, but went into the All-Star break on an 8-2 run. The Orioles are three and a half games back on a wild card spot. Baltimore will look to close that gap with a home win on Friday night.

These two teams have been solid this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Yankees have struggled a bit out of the All-Star break, losing both games in their double header on Thursday. Baltimore will look to pick up where they left off before the break. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
New York Yankees -1 ½ (-110) -165 Over 9 (-105)
Baltimore Orioles +1 ½ (-110) +139 Under 9 (-115)
Team Data New York Yankees Baltimore Orioles
Overall Record 64-30 46-46
Away/ Home Record 27-18 25-17
Batting Average .245  .233
Batting Average Away/ Home .252 .234
ERA 3.13 3.94
ERA Away/ Home 3.56 3.33

Betting Trends

New York Yankees

  • 8-9 in July games
  • 9-3 when playing on a Friday
  • 30-15 against division rivals
  • 44–20 in night games
  • 41-22 against righties
  • 19-9 after a loss

Baltimore Orioles

  • 11-4 in July games
  • 7-7 when playing on Friday
  • 16-21 against divisional opponents
  • 27-29 in night games
  • 26-32 against right handers
  • 23-21 after a loss
  • 19-22 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up 13 times throughout this season. The first three games were in Baltimore, where the Orioles won two of the three games. New York hosted and swept the next three matchups. The Yankees won three of the next four games as well. New York won two of the next three games to go up 9-4 in the season series. The Yankees have outscored Baltimore 66-53 this season.

Offense

The Yankees have been strong at the plate on the season. New York has a .245 batting average, which is 13th in the MLB. The Yankees have earned an OBP of .331, which is 2nd in the league. New York has put up a .774 OPS, which is 1st in the MLB. The Yankees have a BA of .244 against right handers this season.

Baltimore has struggled a bit hitting the ball this season. The Orioles have a batting average of .233, which is 25th in the league. Baltimore has posted a .301 on base percentage, which is 24th in the MLB. The Orioles have earned an OPS of .688, which is 22nd in the league. Baltimore has hit .233 against righties.

New York has a big edge at the plate entering this matchup. The Yankees racked up 13 hits and 7 runs over their double header on Thursday, which was not enough to record the win. The Orioles have been solid hitting the ball in this strong stretch. If either team can get some big hits early, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

Jameson Taillon will likely get the nod at pitcher for New York in this one. Taillon has earned a record of 10-2 throughout his 18 starts on the season. He has put up an ERA of 3.86 and a 1.13 WHIP in those games. Taillon’s last start was against the Boston Red Sox. He gave up two hits and one run through six innings in the win.

I expect Tyler Wells to get the start on the mound for the Orioles on Friday night. Wells has started in 18 games this season, going 7-5 in those matchups. He has posted a 3.38 ERA and a WHIP of 1.08 in those outings. Wells pitched five and two thirds innings in his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays. He gave up six hits and three runs in the loss.

These two pitchers have been strong this season and will look to come out fast in this one. Wells has been a bit better on the season, but is coming off a loss in his last start. The Yankees have the edge in the bullpen though. New York’s relievers have a 2.90 ERA, which is 2nd in the MLB. Baltimore’s bullpen has combined for an ERA of 3.14, which is 4th in the league.

Pick Overview

The Yankees are coming off two losses on Thursday, but I think they will bounce back against Baltimore. New York has the edge at the plate and has similar pitching on the mound in this one. The Yankees will look to attack the Orioles early in this one. If New York can get the early lead, I think they can grab the win.

Bovada has the Yankees listed as a -165 against the money line in this one. This implies that New York will win this game around 62.3 percent of the time. I think that this line is accurate, but there is little value in it. The Yankees are also listed at -1 ½ for -110 in this one. I think New York’s bats will get going early, which will help them cover the spread.

The Bet
New York Yankees -1.5
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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