May 18, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles left fielder Austin Hays (21) singles during the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
- The Yankees are -210 road favorites over the Orioles on Thursday
- Jordan Montgomery (0-1, 3.06) will start for New York against fellow lefty Bruce Zimmermann (2-2, 2.72)
- A look at the Yankees vs Orioles odds and matchup can be found below with a pick
The New York Yankees look to sweep a four-game road series when they play the Baltimore Orioles at 12:35 p.m. ET Thursday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The American League East-leading Yankees (28-9/14-5 road) have won four games in a row overall and nine of their last 10. New York is also 21-3 in its last 24 games and its 28-9 start is the second best in the major league since 1948 after only the 1984 Detroit Tigers, who went 32-5.
The Orioles (14-24/9-10 home) are on a six-game losing streak.
Yankees vs Orioles Odds
|New York Yankees||-210||-1.5 (-125)||Over 8 (-115)|
|Baltimore Orioles||+175||+1.5 (+105)||Under 8 (-105)|
Odds as of May 18th at Caesars Sportsbook.
The Yankees have a 67.74% implied win probability as -210 favorites on the moneyline. New York has also become the second favorites in the World Series odds at +600 behind the Los Angeles Dodgers (+450) while the Orioles’ odds are +40000.
Clear skies and a high temperature of 82 degrees are forecast with wind from the west at 5-10 mph with gusts up to 18 mph.
NYY vs BAL Probable Pitchers
In a matchup of left-handers, Jordan Montgomery (0-1, 3.06) will pitch for the Yankees against Bruce Zimmermann (2-2, 2.72). Both will be working on four days of rest.
Montgomery vs Zimmermann
Montgomery is still looking for his first win of the season and has not received a decision in his past four starts. In his last outing against the White Sox on Saturday in Chicago, he allowed two runs on six hits in 4.1 innings with four strikeouts and three walks.
Montgomery has a 3-1 career record against the Orioles with a 2.88 ERA in 14 starts. In six starts at Camden Yards, he is 0-1 with a 3.58 ERA.
Jordan Montgomery strikes out Anthony Rizzo swinging with this pretty breaking ball pic.twitter.com/B9we1E1WJn
— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) March 17, 2022
On the road in 2022, Montgomery is 0-1 with a 2.21 ERA in four starts. He is 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA in two daylight starts. Overall, Montgomery has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his six outings.
Trey Mancini has given Montgomery trouble, going 10 for 26 (.385) with a home run. Ryan McKenna is 0 for 8 with five strikeouts.
Zimmermann took the loss against the Tigers last Saturday in Detroit when he pitched six innings and gave up three runs (two earned) and seven hits while striking out two and walking one.
Against the Yankees, Zimmermann is 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA in four games (three starts) in his career. He has a 1-0 record and a 1.80 ERA in four home starts this season and is 1-2 with a 2.49 in four starts during the day.
Bruce Zimmermann has tossed 9 scoreless innings across his first two starts of the season 🔥 pic.twitter.com/JYDxZPaf7Z
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 18, 2022
Kyle Higashioka is 4 for 6 with a homer off Zimmermann and Aaron Judge is 4 for 9 with two homers. Josh Donaldson is 1 for 8 with five strikeouts, though.
NYY vs BAL Betting Outlook
Gleyber Torres’ RBI double highlighted a three-run first inning for the Yankees, who hung on for a one-run win Wednesday night.
Torres’ hit followed two-out singles by Anthony Rizzo and Josh Donaldson. Donaldson scored on a wild pitch and Torres also came home on the same play on catcher Anthony Bemboom’s throwing error.
Gleyber gets us started pic.twitter.com/kp7uGOtQ7q
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 18, 2022
The Orioles drew within a run in the sixth when Austin Hays doubled in a run and scored but got no closer.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, who has +5000 AL MVP odds, are expected to return to the Yankees’ lineup after being rested Wednesday night.
Orioles shortstop Jorge Mateo was back in action Wednesday after missing two games with chest and shoulder contusions.
RT if you love Jorge Mateo pic.twitter.com/YAMMwfgNCv
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 4, 2021
The Yankees lead the season series 7-2, including winning five of seven games at Camden Yards. New York is also 66-29 against Baltimore since the start of the 2017 season.
Yankees vs Orioles Last 10 Games
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Yankees vs Orioles Prediction
The Yankees are rolling but Zimmermann is quietly having a fine season. The Orioles are also the only team to win a series from New York this year.
Put those two factors together along with the long odds of sweeping a four-game series and it makes Baltimore worth a play at a good price.
Pick: Orioles ML (+175)
John Perrotto has been covering and writing about sports for various outlets for over 40 years. His work has appeared in the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Associated Press, Baseball Digest, and more. John is based out of Beaver Falls, PA.