The Orioles make the trip to New York to face the Yankees! These are the two best teams in the AL and they have been battling for the best record all season in the entire MLB with the Phillies too. Our MLB odds series has our Orioles-Yankees prediction, odds, and pick for Tuesday.

Orioles-Yankees Projected Starters 

Albert Suarez vs. Nestor Cortes

Albert Suarez (3-0) with a 1.61 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP

Last Start: Pitched 5.1 innings and gave up zero runs on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts in an Orioles win.

2024 Road Splits: (1-0) 1.88 ERA

Nestor Cortes (3-5) with a 3.59 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP

Last Start: Pitched seven innings and gave up two runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in a Yankees loss

2024 Home Splits: (3-2) 1.77 ERA

Here are the MLB Odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

MLB Odds: Orioles-Yankees Odds

Baltimore Orioles: +1.5 (-170)

Moneyline: +124

New York Yankees: -1.5 (+140)

Moneyline: -146

Over: 9 (+100)

Under: 9 (-122)

How to Watch Orioles vs. Yankees

Time: 7:05 pm ET

TV: TBS / MASN / YES Network

Stream: fuboTV (Click for free trial)

Why The Orioles Will Cover The Spread/Win

The Orioles come into this series with a 47-24 record and have won two straight games heading into this game. Their offense has jumped into the top 10, while their pitching is the second-best in the MLB. The Orioles have so much young talent behind the plate with Jordan Westburg, Gunnar Henderson, Adley Rutschman, Anthony Santander, Cedric Mullins, Colton Cowser, and Ryan Mountcastle making up the bulk of it, but there's more too. They improved their pitching this past offseason by adding Corbin Burnes to go with Grayson Rodriguez, Cole Irvin, Kyle Bradish, and Albert Suarez. The Orioles were the best team in the AL last season and improved this season, at least on paper.

The Orioles are starting Albert Suarez on the mound and he has a 3-0 record, a 1.61 ERA, and a 1.05 WHIP. Through 44.2 innings, he has allowed nine runs on 33 hits with 14 walks and 37 strikeouts up to this point in the season. The Orioles are 8-6 in his 14 starts this season. Suarez has split time between the bullpen and starting and has been great in both roles for the Orioles. This is a very difficult matchup against the Yankees and the bats that Suarez has to match up with.

The Orioles' offense has been one of the best in the MLB and has made a jump back into the top 10 of the MLB. They are 10th in team batting average at .249 after finishing last season at .259. The offense is led by Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson leads the way in most of the batting categories. Adley Rutschman leads the way in batting average at .289, in 53 RBI, and in total hits at 80. Then, Henderson leads the way in home runs at 22 and OBP at .370. They get a more favorable matchup against Cortes on the mound because he has struggled recently.

Why The Yankees Will Cover The Spread/Win

The Yankees have been one of the best teams in the MLB with a 50-24 record. They are in the running for the best team in the MLB. However, they have lost three of their last four games and two straight heading into this series. Their bats have been great and their pitching is the best in the league. Juan Soto is a huge difference maker and an MVP-caliber player who was added to go with Anthony Rizzo, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony Rizzo, and Anthony Volpe behind the plate. Nestor Cortes, Marcus Stroman, Clarke Schmidt, Luis Gil, and Carlos Rodon have all been at varying levels of at least good to great on the mound.

The Yankees are starting Nestor Cortes as pitcher where he has a 3-5 record, a 3.59 ERA, and a 1.12 WHIP. Cortes has allowed 36 runs on 80 hits with 18 walks and 80 strikeouts through 87.2 innings. He has started in 15 games and the Yankees have gone 6-9 in those games. Cortes has been one of the weaker links for a great pitching staff and he gets a tough matchup against the Orioles and their offense behind the plate.

The biggest key for the Yankees is their offense. They are ranked fifth in the MLB currently in team batting average at .254 which is a massive improvement after struggling to .227 last season. Juan Soto has been a huge key player, leading in almost every batting category next to Aaron Judge. Soto leads the way in batting average at .315, in OBP at .433, and in total hits at 82. Judge then leads in home runs at 26 and in RBI at 64. This offense has an interesting matchup against Albert Suarez for Baltimore, who has been limited starting but has been great when on the mound across the board.

Final Orioles-Yankees Prediction & Pick

The Orioles have the pitching advantage with Suarez compared to Cortes for the Yankees. The Yankees are the better offense when compared to the Orioles. The Orioles are playing better than the Yankees currently, on a winning streak compared to a losing streak for the Yankees. Expect the Orioles to cover and potentially win on the road against the Yankees.

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Final Orioles-Yankees Prediction & Pick: Orioles +1.5 (-170)