AL East Total of the Year
(MLB) NY Yankees vs. Baltimore, 07/30/2020 7:05 PM, Score: 8 - 6
Total: 10.00 | -119.00 Over
Bookmaker: TopBet
Result: Win
ASA TOP PLAY 10* ON OVER: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles, Thursday at 7:05 PM ET

The Yankees (9 runs scored, 3 homers) proved yesterday that missing a series in Philly (due to the covid-19 situation with the Marlins who had just visited there) was not going to impact their bats. Indeed the Yankees had their big lumber going yesterday and we expect more of the same tonight. John Means gets the start for the Orioles. The lefty was supposed to start the season opener for Baltimore but did not due to arm fatigue. That is certainly not a good sign for Means and he does not have overpowering stuff plus is a flyball pitcher. Yes he had some success for the Orioles last year but not against New York. The Yankees crushed Means for 10 earned runs in 7 and 1 / 3 innings in the two times they faced him as a starter. Plus, with arm fatigue already an issue for Means entering this season, you could see an early exit for him here and that gets the Yanks powerful bats into a weak Orioles bullpen. Baltimore had a 5.92 ERA in home games last season - the worst mark in the league. Yankees start JA Happ here and the southpaw would likely rather face someone other than the Orioles. Happ's 6.85 ERA in 5 starts against Baltimore last season show that this is a team that gives him trouble. Happ gave up 7 homers to the Orioles last season and no team hit more against him . There were 4 homers hit in yesterday's game and the ball will again be carrying well at Camden Yards again tonight with a favorable weather report for the hitters. All signs, including our computer math model, point to this game turning into a high-scoring affair with plenty of big innings expected. Bet the OVER in the Orioles game in early evening action Thursday