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Orioles open road set against Yankees

The Baltimore Orioles will continue their road trip on Friday night as they open up a key three-game series against the division-rival New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Overall the Orioles have won five games in a row against the Yankees for their supporters on the MLB betting odds, including a three-game sweep in Baltimore on June 28-30. The OVER/UNDER has gone 2-6-1 in nine Orioles vs. Yankees games this season.

Ivan Nova will take the mound for New York, and he'll carry a 1-2 record into the contest. Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball for Baltimore; he's 6-3 so far this season.

View Baltimore vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Yankees in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -108 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 10 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Yankees, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Orioles defense that ranks No. 10 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Orioles batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Baltimore lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the White Sox on July 4. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Chicago on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for New York, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at +112 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Yankees enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Twins on Thursday, with David Phelps throwing 6 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Target Field.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Orioles at Yankees trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Yankees' last 13 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games

Next up:
Baltimore at NY Yankees, Saturday, July 6