The Baltimore Orioles look to advance to the ALCS in the toughest building in sports as Game 5 of the ALDS kicks off this afternoon in New York at Yankee Stadium.
Jason Hammel gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Orioles on this day; he's 8-6 on the season. The Yankees, meanwhile, will counter with ace CC Sabathia, who will be looking to improve on his 16-6 mark.
The Orioles opened as big moneyline underdogs as Hammel lost to Sabathia earlier in this series. Of note, both pitchers have seen their recent starts all go OVER the total, set at 7.5 at BetOnline.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Yankees as -208 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals, also at BetOnline.
The Yankees sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Orioles sit at an American League No. 8 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Orioles are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.
Defensively, Baltimore features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.
Baltimore was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Yankees. They won as +152 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore needed extra innings to get the job done against the Yankees on Thursday as the Orioles defeated them 2-1 at Yankee Stadium.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 10-0
A few Orioles at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Baltimore is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games