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MLB Game Preview - Orioles underdogs vs Red Sox at Boston


Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox
79-70 September 17, 2013, 07:10 PM | Fenway Park 92-59



The Red Sox get a visit from the Baltimore Orioles in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Red Sox will turn to Ryan Dempster and his 8-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Orioles send Scott Feldman (12-10) to the hill.

View Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this matchup found them as -138 Favorite on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 1 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

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Baltimore won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Blue Jays on September 15. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Orioles enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Sunday, with Miguel Gonzalez throwing 5 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Boston won its last outing, a 9-2 result against the Yankees on September 15. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -156 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ivan Nova and the Yankees 9-2 on Sunday at Fenway Park.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 1 ranked offense (5.24 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.36 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.62 hits per game, more than the Orioles have managed so far this season (9.06 hits on average).

Baltimore brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's No. 12-ranked defense.

A few Orioles at Red Sox trends to consider:
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 11 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games


Next up:
Baltimore at Boston, Wednesday, September 18th