Orioles vs. Yankees prediction and odds for Tuesday, May 23 (Trust Gerrit Cole)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles are both on winning streaks heading into Tuesday’s matchup at Yankees Stadium.

New York has won four straight, sweeping the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend to move into third in the AL East. They are three games back of the Orioles, who are on a three-game winning streak of their own. 

Gerrit Cole (5-0, 2.01 ERA) gets the ball for the Yankees against Kyle Bradish (2-1, 3.90 ERA). 

New York has gone 8-2 in Cole’s 10 starts this season, but can the Bombers keep it going against this strong, young O’s group? 

Let’s examine the latest odds:

Orioles vs. Yankees odds, run line and total

Orioles vs. Yankees prediction and pick

I can’t fade the Yankees when Cole is on the mound, as he’s been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. 

Cole has allowed more than two runs in a start just one time, and it came against the Tampa Bay Rays, who have the best offense in baseball.

Baltimore has been great in its own right, but Bradish (3.90 ERA, 4.22 Fielding Independent Pitching) is the inferior pitcher in this matchup.

Bradish has pitched well in his last two outings, allowing just two runs (one earned) across 12.2 innings of work. But, he now has to face a Yankees offense that has been clicking since Aaron Judge returned from the injured list.

The Yankees are one of the top five offenses in baseball over their last 15 games, and I expect them to keep that going at home against Bradish.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.