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Colorado Rockies vs Baltimore Orioles Odds
Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Saturday as the Rockies of Colorado swing away against the Orioles of Baltimore.
The match puts starter Chad Bettis for the Rockies on the hill facing Bud Norris for the Orioles. Bettis brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Norris is 8-9 to date on the season.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Orioles as -181 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Rockies taking on the American League's No. 8-rated Orioles in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 3 ranked American League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Rockies have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).
Colorado brings the National League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Orioles' league No. 10-ranked defense.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +160 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rockies grabbed a win last time out, defeating Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles 6-3 on Friday at Camden Yards.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 3-6
After a win are 4-6
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 3-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Rockies at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing Baltimore
Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 8 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
Colorado at Baltimore, Sunday, August 18