Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Preview
Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Odds
The Baltimore Orioles will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Boston Red Sox invade Camden Yards on Thursday.
Baltimore hands the ball to starter Chris Tillman in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-2 mark on the year. Boston counters with Clay Buchholz, who will try to quiet the fans and the Orioles bats at the same time.
Baltimore opened as +115 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Orioles at No. 14 in the American League and the Red Sox at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Baltimore has the American League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.
Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.
Boston lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Orioles on August 15. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Wednesday, with Aaron Cook throwing 5 1/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Camden Yards.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Red Sox at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
Boston at NY Yankees, Friday, August 17
Baltimore at Detroit, Friday, August 17