Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees, 8/1/2018 Prediction & Odds

Yankees vs A's

The New York Yankees will go for a two-game sweep over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday afternoon when the AL East rivals meet at 1:05 p.m. ET. Will both teams generate enough runs to push the combined score over the total?

Game Snapshot & Odds

911 Baltimore Orioles at 912 New York Yankees

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

1:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium


Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Yankees as a -253 favorite. As of this writing, 77% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Yankees to beat the Orioles on the moneyline.

Orioles’ Cobb ekes out quality start vs. Rays

Alex Cobb was credited with a quality start Thursday against the Rays, allowing four runs — three earned — on eight hits over six innings in a loss. Cobb’s outing Thursday was a good argument against the merits of calling it a “quality” start, as there wasn’t a whole lot of quality to it. Even so, you won’t hear Cobb or the Orioles complain, given his struggles this year. Even with the quality outing, the 30-year-old fell to 2-14 with a 6.08 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 19 starts on the year. Things don’t get any easier for Cobb on Wednesday, when the O’s visit the Yankees in New York.

Yankees’ Gray shuts out Royals over five innings

Sonny Gray tossed five scoreless innings in a win over the Royals on Thursday. Gray has now turned in three straight good outings — and, not coincidentally, three consecutive wins — after scattering three hits and two walks over his five frames. He was also aided by five strikeouts. Perhaps Gray has found something, or perhaps he’s benefited from pitching against inferior competition — his wins have come against the Orioles, Mets and Royals, three bottom-dwellers — but whatever the case, he’s worth a flyer in deeper leagues for his win potential and upside, given past success. Another attractive matchup with the aforementioned Orioles is on tap for Gray on Wednesday.

MLB Betting Trends


The Orioles are just 15-41 in their last 56 games overall. And that was before they traded away any decent player they had.

New York

The Yankees are 57-18 in their last 75 home games.


The Yankees have won four of Gray’s last five starts against the Orioles, who are now 2-5 in their last seven games versus New York after losing Tuesday night. Baltimore is also 1-4 in Cobb’s last five road starts and 3-16 in his last 19 outings overall. After trading away Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop and Kevin Gausman (among others), the Orioles simply don’t have the experience or firepower to win many games the rest of the way. Beating the Yankees in New York is a tall enough task as it is and that task just got more challenging after what Baltimore did at the trade deadline.

The Pick: New York Yankees -1.5

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