Yankees vs Orioles Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 8 (Yanks Smash Division Rivals)

New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game.
New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game. / Associated Press

Yankees vs Orioles Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 2:20 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Camden Yards – Baltimore, MD
  • Coverage: YES

The Yankees and Orioles are coming off an exciting series opener on Friday that saw multiple lead changes before Baltimore came away with the win.

The Yankees are sending rookie Jhony Brito to the mound, who is getting a big opportunity to prove himself early on this season amidst all the injuries to the Yankees' rotation. He was stellar in his first start and now gets the chance to prove it wasn't a fluke.

Cole Irving heads to the bump for Baltimore after struggling in his first outing, surrendering 6 earned runs in just 4 innings pitched.

Yankees vs Orioles Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NYY: (-132) | BAL: (+112)
  • Spread: NYY: -1.5 (+125) | BAL: +1.5 (-150)
  • Total: 8 -- Over: (-118) | Under: (-104)

The Yankees come in as the road favorite here with moneyline odds of -132. The game has a total of 8 runs, which is about average for Saturday's MLB slate.

Yankees vs Orioles Betting Trends

  • The Yankees are 2-4 in their last six games against Baltimore.
  • The total has hit the over in four of the Yankees' last five games in Baltimore.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Baltimore's last five games.
  • Baltimore is 0-5 in its last five games played on Saturday.

Yankees vs Orioles Prediction & Pick

The Yankees have the chance to bounce back with an advantage in the pitching matchup today. Brito doesn't have any history against the Orioles, but Irving struggled in his lone start against the Yankees in 2022, surrendering 5 runs over 7 innings.

With New York returning a similar lineup to last season, expect these hitters to feast against Irving and give the Yankees the early lead -- a lead their talented bullpen will hold.

Final Score Prediction: Yankees: 6 | Orioles: 2

Yankees vs Orioles Best Bet

While the Yankees lost yesterday, their bats were not the problem as they scored 6 runs. I expect Brito to come out and have a similar performance to his opening start and keep the Orioles' bats at bay in the first half. Irving hasn't proven he can do the same against New York, so we'll take the Yanks to cover the first-half run line with an early lead and take the plus odds to boot.

Bet: Yankees 1st Half Run Line -0.5 (+112)

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