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Yankees open series at Camden Yards

The New York Yankees will be on the road at Camden Yards on Monday night as they open up a key four-game MLB betting series against the division-rival Baltimore Orioles.

The Yankees are 4-2 over their last six games against the Orioles, although Baltimore has the slight edge at 8-7 in the 15 games between the AL East teams so far in 2013. The OVER/UNDER went 4-9-2 for totals bettors in those games.

CC Sabathia, with a record of 13-11 on the season, gets the ball for the Yankees, while the Orioles trot Chris Tillman to the mound in this one. He is 15-5 so far in 2013.

View NY Yankees vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Orioles, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Yankees, who rate an American League No. 11 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Orioles have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

New York was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Red Sox. They won as -110 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. New York got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Boston on Sunday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Hiroki Kuroda.

Baltimore lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the White Sox on September 8. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +190 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 4-2 on Sunday behind a start from Andre Rienzo at Camden Yards.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Yankees at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of NY Yankees' last 19 games when playing Baltimore
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees at Baltimore, Tuesday, September 10