New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds Game 2 5-20-2023

New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds Game 2 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds Game 2 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The New York Yankees will go against the Cincinnati Reds MLB Game 2 action in Great American Ball Park, OH, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 4:10 PM ET.


After their victory over the Reds on Friday, the Yankees won nine of their past 12 games and four of their last five. In the first inning, Aaron Judge hit his 13th home run of the year to open the scoring.


Judge hit seven home runs in the last ten games. New York is third in the AL East, 6.5 matches after Tampa Bay and three games after Baltimore.


With a 3.78 ERA, the New York Yankees pitching staff ranks seventh in the league, while their bullpen keeps things in check with a 3.04 ERA. 


As of late Friday night, the Yankees still needed to name a starter for Saturday. Gerrit Cole, Nestor Cortes, and Cole Schmidt will not be starting choices for this game because they all started in the last three days.


The Yankees are 13th in MLB with an average of 4.6 runs per game and fifth with 1.5 home runs per game. The Yankees have an overall record of 11-10 but witnessed a decline on the road, averaging 4.3 runs per game. 


The Yankees have hit 56 doubles as a squad and have knocked 67 balls out of the stadium. New York has a slugging percentage of .415 and has been called out on strikes 375 times while being walked on 153 occasions.


As a team, the New York Yankees are recording 4.5 runs per outing, with them sitting at 13th in the league.


They have accumulated 201 RBIs and 355 base knocks on the season, while their batting average sits at .236. They have 209 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .310.


  • The total went OVER in 10 of the NY Yankees’ last 13 matches.
  • The NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last five matches.
  • The NY Yankees are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against Cincinnati.

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New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds Game 2  Predictions 5/20/2023


The Reds are only five matches down in the NL Central lead despite being six games below .500. In the division, Cincinnati is fourth, behind the Pirates, Brewers, and Cubs.


The Reds are 12-10 at home and ranked 10th with 4.9 runs scored per game. The Reds faltered offensively Friday after a problematic series at Coors Field and lost four of their last five games.


Jake Fraley’s double in the sixth inning helped the Reds score two runs after falling behind 3-0. 


Sadly, the Reds could not score any more runs and let up three in the ninth as the Yankees extended their lead. Luke Weaver (1-2, 6.26 ERA), who made just five starts this year, will start on Saturday.


Weaver made two home starts, where he has a 7.71 ERA but also earned his lone victory. The Reds’ starters have a 6.13 ERA so far this year, but their bullpen performed considerably better, sporting a 3.88 ERA.


The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .325 and a team batting average of .248 this year. They have been rung up on 391 occasions (11th in MLB) and have 353 hits.


Cincinnati has 34 HRs this year, as well as 180 RBIs. The Reds hold a team slugging % of .379, and they earn 4.37 runs per game (18th in baseball). They have tallied 71 doubles while taking a walk 146 times and racking up 188 runs.


The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.505 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.49 as a unit for the season. They rank 28th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 407.


The Cincinnati pitching staff allowed 221 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 5.08 (211 earned runs allowed).


Their strikeout-to-walk ratio is 9.20 (382 strikeouts against 156 walks). They have yielded 52 long balls, and they relinquish 5.32 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB).


  • The Cincinnati Reds are 1-4 SU in their last five matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 13 of Cincinnati’s last 20 games against the NY Yankees.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last six matches at home.

New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds. The MLB pick for this game is the New York Yankees. Although the Yankees did not yet name a starter, it doesn’t matter, given how well they’re currently swinging the bat.


Given Luke Weaver’s troubles, New York scored at least six runs in 10 of their previous 13 games, and their offense fits well in this situation.


There are enough strong pitchers on the New York squad to finish this game with a resounding victory. The New York Yankees will win to a predicted score of 6-2.


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New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds Game 2 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 11:35 AM ET


Location: Great American Ball Park, OH


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023




MLB Odds: New York Yankees -147


MLB Totals: 8.5


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