The New York Yankees in the Baltimore Orioles square off for game one of a series with playoff implications for both. All odds and trends for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Yankees have had a pretty good lead in their division for quite some time now but have seen it shrink as of late. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games and only have a three-game lead in the AL East. They will send Hiroki Kuroda who is 2-1 in his last three decisions to the mound for the first game of this pivotal series. For the season Kuroda is pitching to a 2.98 ERA in 175 innings of work.
The Orioles have not gone away like many people thought they would earlier in the year. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games and sit just three games behind the Yankees in the standings. For game one tonight the Orioles will start Miguel Gonzalez who is also 2-1 in his last three outings. In just 66 innings of work Gonzalez is pitching to a 3.66 ERA.
New York is 13-3 following an off say, 7-2 in their last nine games following a loss, and 6-2 in Kuroda’s last eight home starts. Baltimore is 6-1 in their last seven games against the AL East, 6-1 in their last seven games overall, and 4-1 in Gonzalez’s last five starts. Baltimore is 20-52 in the last 72 meetings of these two.
The odds for this one are pretty substantially in the Yankees favor. With two teams that have this close of a record we will take a value pick in Baltimore on the moneyline as a heavy road underdog at the sportsbooks.