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Baseball Betting: Yankees host O's

The New York Yankees will open a three-game home series against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night, with the UNDER paying out for totals bettors in each of their last four matchups.

The Yankees and Orioles last met in last year's playoffs, with New York going 4-2 over their last six games against Baltimore but 9-11 in their past 20 meetings. Overall the OVER/UNDER has gone 6-4 over the past 10 Yankees vs. Orioles MLB contests.

CC Sabathia will take the mound for New York, and he'll carry a 1-1 record into the contest. Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball for Baltimore; he's 1-0 so far this season.

View Baltimore vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-145 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:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Yankees and the American League No. 1-rated Orioles in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 6.1 runs per game, against a Orioles offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.4 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 9.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Orioles hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).

Baltimore brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 10-ranked defense.

In their last action, Baltimore was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Baltimore at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Orioles grabbed a win last time out, defeating Alfredo Aceves and the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday at Fenway Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Orioles at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 9 games
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Baltimore
NY Yankees are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at NY Yankees, Saturday, April 13