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Yankees betting-odds favorite in series against Baltimore

Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks slides into third base.
Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks slides into third base.
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The Yankees enter a three-game stretch against the Baltimore Orioles as the betting-odds favorite to capture the series win, which comes just days after the Bronx Bombers completed their sweep against the Cleveland Guardians. 

According to popular sports betting website DraftKings Sportsbook, the Yanks currently have -390 odds to win their upcoming series — meaning that gamblers would win $0.25 for every $1 dollar wagered. 

The 10–6 Yankees are coming off a terrific hot streak, during which they’ve won 5 out of their last 6 games. 

The upcoming series against the Orioles will be the second series of the season between the two teams, as the divisional rivals met in Baltimore for a series that began on April 15. 

The Bronx Bombers lost that series 2–1, after the Orioles won the first matchup 2–1 in the 11th inning, and bested New York during a 5–0 shutout on April 17. The Yankees beat the Orioles in a 5–2 victory on April 16. 

Luis Severino will open the series on the mound for the Yanks, followed by lefty Jordan Montgomery on Wednesday and righty Jameson Taillon on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, DraftKings lists the Yankees odds to win the World Series at +900, meaning that bettors would win $9 for every $1 wagered. 

DJ LeMahieu, who boasts an 11-game hitting streak, has led the team in offense, recording a .333 batting average, and securing 17 hits in 51 at bats. Infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa has posted a similar .300 batting average, while hitting 15 balls off opposing pitchers in 50 at bats.

Meanwhile, fan-favorite Aaron Judge has struggled at times this year, but has produced solid results in the past few games — racking up 6 hits over the past 6 games, while recording 3 RBIs during that span. 

The team will also boast a new look lineup, as Aaron Hicks will miss the next few games on paternity leave, which caused the team to call up Miguel Andújar from the AAA leagues.

Across the East River, the Mets have surpassed the Yankees for the first time this season in the DraftKings betting odds to win the World Series, as their phenomenal pitching and consistent offense has brought the team to an impressive 13 wins, which leads the MLB heading in into competition on Tuesday night. 

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