Yankees vs Orioles Picks & Odds (July 24)

Yankees vs Orioles Picks & Odds (July 24)

Aaron Judge reacts after reaching second base

Jul 23, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) reacts after hitting a double against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: James A. Pittman-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees vs Orioles odds favor New York as -175 moneyline favorites on Sunday, July 24 at 1:35pm ET
New York will give the ball to Nestor Cortes (7-3, 2.63 ERA), while Baltimore will counter with Dean Kremer (3-1, 2.59 ERA)
Read below for the Yankees vs Orioles odds, analysis and betting prediction

Have the Orioles lost their magic? After reeling off 10-straight victories between early and mid-July, Baltimore has looked more like a perennial cellar dweller lately than a dark horse playoff team.

The O’s had lost three of their past four entering play on Saturday, all to teams they are chasing, and will look to stop the bleeding on Sunday versus the mighty Yankees.

Oddsmakers aren’t expecting a Baltimore turnaround anytime soon however, as the Bronx Bombers opened as heavy road chalk.

Yankees vs Orioles Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
New York Yankees
-175
-1.5 (-110)
O 9.5 (-105)
Baltimore Orioles
+150
+1.5 (-110)
U 9.5 (-115)

Odds as of July 23rd at Barstool Sportsbook

New York is currently a -175 moneyline favorite, in a game with a total of 9.5. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35pm ET at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD, with sunshine and 95-degree game-time temperatures in the forecast.

New York vs Baltimore Starting Pitchers

The Yankees, baseball’s leading contender in the World Series odds, will give the ball to Nestor Cortes. The 27-year-old is fresh off a scoreless inning of work in the All-Star game after being dominant for most of the first half of 2022.

Nes to impress. @Cortes_1210 👏 pic.twitter.com/XYVqvXt8VN

— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 20, 2022

Cortes yielded two runs or less in 12 of 15 starts including his lone performance against the Orioles. He threw 5 innings of shutout ball in that outing, striking out a season-high 12 batters. The southpaw has had a great deal of success against the Baltimore lineup over his career, holding them to just nine hits in 53 career at-bats.

He’s on pace to set personal bests in virtually every key statistical category this season, and ranks top-15 in MLB in ERA and WHIP.

Cortes vs Kremer

7-3
Record
3-1
2.63
ERA
2.59
1.00
WHIP
1.32
.208
OBA
.274
4.5
SO/W Ratio
2.7

The Orioles will counter with Dean Kremer. The 26-year-old has an impressive 3-1 record with a 2.59 ERA through eight starts, but there’s reasons to believe this is a whole lot of smoke and mirrors.

O’s starters this year going 7 IP plus –

* Jordan Lyles 4x
* Dean Kremer 1x
* Kyle Bradish 1x

— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) July 13, 2022

For starters, let’s not lose sight of the fact that he was 0-7 with a 7.55 ERA and 1.64 WHIP last season. Kremer had a home run per fly ball rate of 19.5% in 2021, but that number is just 5.5% in 2022. That’s despite producing a ground ball rate that is just four percent higher, and yielding a hard hit rate of 42.5%.

It’s fair to say regression is coming.

He’s yet to face the Yankees this season, but when he went up against the Bronx Bombers last year it did not go well. Kremer was 0-2 against New York in 2021, allowing 20 hits, 11 runs and 5 homers in just 12.1 innings of work.

Yankees vs Orioles Betting Analysis

AL MVP odds leader Aaron Judge is 3-for-4 lifetime against Kremer with two home runs. Judge went deep twice on Friday in the Yankees 7-6 win, and leads the Majors with 36 dingers.

New York is the MLB leader in runs per game, home runs, slugging percentage and OPS, and has scored at least six times in six of its past 11 contests versus Baltimore. Judge may get all the headlines but six regulars have an OPS north of .800 and three more are over .700 in that category. Needless to say there are no weak links in the lineup.

Aaron Judge: Good at baseball pic.twitter.com/vGrHCgUznr

— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 24, 2022

Baltimore’s offense meanwhile, has made significant progress from a season ago but still ranks below league average in nearly every offensive category. They don’t have the pop to keep up with New York (the Yankees have hit 67 more home runs so far), and will need to rely on pitching and defense to keep the game close.

Unfortunately, Kremer is a prime regression candidate and will likely get exposed by the juggernaut Bronx Bomber bats. That should put a lot of pressure on the Orioles bullpen, who has actually been fantastic this season. Baltimore relievers rank top-five in ERA, WAR and strand rate.

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NYY vs BAL Last 10 Meetings

Date
Away Team
Home Team
Score
7/22/22
Yankees
Orioles
NYY, 7-6
5/25/22
Orioles
Yankees
NYY, 2-0
5/24/22
Orioles
Yankees
NYY, 7-6
5/23/22
Orioles
Yankees
BAL, 6-4
5/19/22
Yankees
Orioles
BAL, 9-6
5/18/22
Yankees
Orioles
NYY, 3-2
5/17/22
Yankees
Orioles
NYY, 5-4
5/16/22
Yankees
Orioles
NYY, 6-2
4/28/22
Orioles
Yankees
NYY, 10-5
4/27/22
Orioles
Yankees
NYY, 5-2

Yankees vs Orioles Pick

These two AL East rivals have met 14 times so far this season entering play on Saturday with New York winning 10 of the matchups. There’s little value betting the Yankees to win on the moneyline so why not target them to cover 0.5 runs through 5 innings.

They’ll get a chance to tee off on Kremer, while extending their First 5 innings proficiency. New York leads MLB in First 5 innings runs per game, while the Orioles rank 23rd.

Pick: New York Yankees -0.5 Runs First 5 Innings (-125)

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As SBD’s resident Swiss Army Knife, Chris covers virtually every sport including NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, NCAAB, NCAAF and the Olympics. A true grinder, he’d rather pick off small edges in the player props market than swing for the fences with a 5-leg parlay.

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