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MLB betting line favors Athletics over Orioles

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Aug 16, 10:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Odds

47-72TEAM RECORD53-68

MLB wagering interest swings to the Oakland vs Baltimore battle on Tuesday at Overstock.com Coliseum as the Athletics try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Athletics will turn to Guillermo Moscoso and his 5-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Orioles send Brian Matusz (1-4) to the hill.

View Baltimore vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Orioles were listed as +-155 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 14-rated Orioles in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 12 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.3 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Orioles have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Baltimore brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 6-ranked defense.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +160 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Baltimore looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 6-2 final on Monday in support of Tommy Hunter at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

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

A few Orioles at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
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 on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Baltimore's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Oakland, Wednesday, August 17

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