The Baltimore Orioles take on the New York Yankees in New York in the first of a three game set that will conclude their season series.

The Yankees currently lead the series 10-6 and they have won five out of the last six meetings against the Orioles.

The Worst Record In MLB

The Orioles are having a horrendous season as they have already tied their most number of losses suffered in a single season since their move to Baltimore in 1954. At 44-108, the Orioles have the worst record in all of Major League baseball

Yefry Ramirez will get the start for the Orioles. The 24 year old from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic has pitched in a total of 15 games this season with 10 starts. Ramirez has a record of 1-6 with an ERA of 5.50 and a WHIP of 1.49.

In his most recent outing, Ramirez was charged with the loss as the Orioles were blanked by the Chicago White Sox 0-2 last September 15th. In that game, Ramirez gave up one run on four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in a total of 5.2 innings pitched.

Ramirez has pitched a total of three times, including two starts, against his former team this season and is 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA in those games. In his last outing against the team that traded him in 2017, Ramirez allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings while pitching as a reliever.

What’re the Odds?

Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees 9/21/18
Odds: Orioles +263, Yankees -295
Odds from as of 9/20/18

Losing The AL East Title Again

The Yankees officially lost the American League East championship on Thursday after the Red Sox defeated them 11-6 while their lead for the top wild card spot in the American League was cut to 1.5 games after the Athletics prevailed over the Angels. But with the Tampa Bay Rays a wide six games back, the Yankees are probably going to make the playoffs, “via the backdoor”.

CC Sabathia will start opposite Ramirez on Friday. The 38 year old left hander has pitched in a total of 27 games this season and has amassed a record of 7-7 with an ERA of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.35. Sabathia has been the losing pitcher in three out of his last four starts, allowing 26 hits and 15 runs over that period.

Sabathia is coming off his shortest stint of the season, a 2.1 inning outing against the Toronto Blue Jays last September 15th where he gave up five runs on seven hits with two strikeouts. The Vallejo, California native yielded three home runs in that game, two to Randal Grichuk.He has three starts against Baltimore this season and has a record of 0-1 with an ERA of 6.00 against the Orioles.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius is batting 4-5 with 2 RBIs against Yefry Ramirez this season. Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is 3-6 with one home run while 3rd baseman Miguel Andujar is 1-6 with a homerun against the Orioles’ starting pitcher for Friday. With Aaron Judge back from an extended absence due to a hand injury, expect the Yankees to close out the season strong.

Who wins?

The Yankees are 70-29 in their last 99 home games including 51-27 at Yankee Stadium this season. They 10-2 in their last dozen games against American League East teams, 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games and 4-0 in their last four Game 1s of a series.

On the other hand, the Orioles have struggled on the road at 14-54 in their last 68 games away from home. Baltimore is also 11-30 in their last 41 games played on a Friday and an even worse 27-74 in their last 101 games overall.

Betting Prediction

SSS Sabathia has only one win in his last 11 starts but the Orioles are the worst team in baseball. Aaron Judge’s return should spark the Yankees to a strong finish and their offense is just going to be too much for the Orioles to handle.

Prediction: We’re picking the New York Yankees to beat the Baltimore Orioles on 9/21/18.

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Other Bets to make?

Aaron Judge is back and he just made his first hit since hitting the DL. Judge is batting 1-8 so far in two games played but expect him to get better by the day. The return of Judge should boost the New York offense which has produced the second most runs in the Majors at 776 for the season. The spread has been set at just 1.5. These are the Yankees and they are playing at home. I’m expecting a rout.

Prediction: Yankees -1.5

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What’re the Odds?

Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees 9/21/18
Spread Odds: Orioles +1.5 (+125), Yankees -1.5 (-145)
Over/Under odds: Over 9 -120, Under 9 +100
Odds from as of 9/201/18

Betting Prediction

The Over is 5-1 in the Yankees’ last six Friday games and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams at Yankee Stadium. Forget Sabathia’s struggles. He is a way better pitcher than Ramirez and he should show that here.

Prediction: Over 9

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