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Moneyline favors Red Sox in battle with Orioles

Baltimore OriolesBoston Red Sox
May 17, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Baltimore Orioles invade Fenway Park on Tuesday.

Boston hands the ball to starter Tim Wakefield in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Baltimore counters with Zachary Britton, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Sox as -130 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 11-rated Red Sox and the league No. 13-ranked Orioles, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Orioles defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Orioles batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were an 8-7 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -166 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Orioles endured an 8-7 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Monday, with Chris Tillman throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Orioles at Red Sox trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games
Baltimore is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games

Next up:
Baltimore home to NY Yankees, Wednesday, May 18
Boston home to Detroit, Wednesday, May 18

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