Baseball odds preview - Boston vs. Baltimore
Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Odds
Camden Yards hosts an MLB battle between the Baltimore Orioles and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
Freddy Garcia gets the call for the Baltimore Orioles and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, John Lackey brings a 3-5 ledger to the game for the Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Orioles bats.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Orioles as -104 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 10 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 9-rated Orioles and the league No. 2-ranked Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Baltimore has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.5 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.
Boston was a 2-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Orioles. They lost as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Chris Tillman in a losing cause, 2-0, against Baltimore on Friday.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Red Sox at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Baltimore is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Boston at Baltimore, Sunday, June 16