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Series Openers Have Been a Joke for the Yanks at Home

Sitting atop a crowded AL East, the Yankees host the Orioles today in the first of a three-game set and they’ll send rookie starter Jordan Montgomery (3-4, 3.67 ERA) to the mound to take on Dylan Bundy (6-4, 2.93). Yankee Stadium has been a bit of a good-luck charm for the Bronx Bombers of late as they’ve won 12 of their last 13 series openers against the Orioles on home turf.

SHARK BITES
  • The home team is 6-3 SU in the 9 games the Yankees and Orioles have played this season.
  • Manny Machado is questionable to play tonight (wrist).
  • The Orioles are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Slugging along with the best in the American League, the Yankees have been living up to their lofty moniker. The Astros and Rays (really?) are the only teams in baseball that have hit more home runs than the Yanks and they’ve scored an average of 8.5 runs per game over the last two nights.

Baltimore’s starter this evening is having an excellent start in his third season as a pro. Bundy’s allowed exactly two earned runs in all of his last three appearances on the O’s starting bump and has given up just two over his last 12.2 innings pitched against the Yankees.

The trends are heavily in favor of the home team tonight but do not discount what Bundy is capable of doing to the Yanks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the New York Yankees in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -130 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.8-2.2 win for the Yankees on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees bring a 34-23 record to the battle against the 31-27 Orioles. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Baltimore injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the New York Yankees at No. 6 and the Baltimore Orioles at No. 28 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Yankees No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.53 runs per game, against a Baltimore Orioles offense rated No. 18 and scoring 4.48 runs per game. The Yankees have averaged 9.39 hits per game to date this season, more than the Orioles hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the No. 26-rated road mark, allowing 5.33 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Joe Ross fanned 12 Baltimore batters in the team's last outing, leading the Nationals to a 6-1 victory over the Orioles at Nationals Park.

New York got the job done in their last match in a 9-1 victory over Boston on Thursday at Yankee Stadium behind starter M Pineda.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 9 games
  • Baltimore is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 9 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at New York, Saturday, June 10th

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