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Baltimore OriolesBoston Red Sox
May 5, 1:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Odds

17-9TEAM RECORD11-14

The visiting Orioles hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox.

Baltimore puts its faith in starter Jason Hammel to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-1. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is Aaron Cook, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

View Baltimore vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as -120 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 9-rated Orioles in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.4 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Orioles have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Boston owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Baltimore's American League No. 1-rated defense.

Baltimore won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Red Sox on May 4. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +144 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore needed extra innings to get the job done against the Red Sox on Friday as the Orioles defeated them 6-4 at Fenway Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Orioles at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Baltimore's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston's last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games

Next up:
Baltimore at Boston, Sunday, May 6

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