The New York Yankees look to go up 2-1 in ALDS odds action as the Baltimore Orioles arrive at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
New York sends Hiroki Kuroda out against roookie Miguel Gonzalez for the Orioles in this game. Kuroda is 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA on the season, while Gonzalez is 9-4 on the year and has a 3.36 ERA. Gonzalez struck out 17 Yankees in 13 innings this season, so he won't be intimidated by the pinstripes.
Baseball odds makers at opened the Yankees as -175 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 1 and the Orioles sitting at No. 8.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Orioles average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
The Yankees were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York suffered a 3-2 loss against Baltimore on Monday, as Andy Pettitte wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1
A few Orioles at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing Baltimore
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
Baltimore at NY Yankees, Thursday, October 11