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Athletics face Baltimore Orioles: MLB odds preview and stats

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Aug 23, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

71-55TEAM RECORD68-58

The Baltimore Orioles battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Friday in MLB betting action at Camden Yards.

It's a pitching duel between Bud Norris for the Orioles (9-9 on the year) and Daniel Straily for Oakland (6-7 so far).

View Oakland vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baltimore was a -130 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Orioles and the American League No. 7-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Orioles have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

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

In their last action, Oakland was a 5-3 loser at home against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at +132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Wednesday, with A.J. Griffin throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

The Orioles were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Baltimore got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Camden Yards behind starter Wei-Yin Chen.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Athletics at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 15 games on the road
Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games

Next up:
Oakland at Baltimore, Saturday, August 24

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