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MLB betting line favors Red Sox over Orioles


Boston Red Sox

Baltimore Orioles
96-63 September 27, 2013, 07:05 PM | Camden Yards 83-76



Baltimore will look to improve on its 83-76 record when take on Boston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

The Orioles will turn to Scott Feldman and his 12-11 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Red Sox send Clay Buchholz (11-1) to the hill.

View Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Odds and Stats.

Those going with the Orioles in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of 102 at TopBet for Friday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Orioles and the league No. 2-ranked Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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Boston won its last outing, a 15-5 result against the Rockies on September 25. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (20) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Wednesday, running up a 15-5 score against the Rockies.

Baltimore won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blue Jays on September 26. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore rolled to a 3-2 win against Toronto on Thursday, as Miguel Gonzalez and the Orioles' bats led the team to victory at Camden Yards.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 5 ranked offense (4.58 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 4.03 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.99 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.58 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

A few Red Sox at Orioles trends to consider:
Boston is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Baltimore's last 13 games
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Boston


Next up:
Boston at Baltimore, Saturday, September 28th