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Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Odds
Oakland will look to improve on its 13-9 record when take on Baltimore, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.
Oakland hands the ball to starter Jarrod Parker in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-3 mark on the year. Baltimore counters with Jason Hammel, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Athletics as -121 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Athletics) and the No. 6 (Orioles) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Orioles average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
The Orioles were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Baltimore lost in extra innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday as Toronto edged them 6-5 at Camden Yards.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -150 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in Brett Anderson's start, as they lost 6-5 against Boston on Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Orioles at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Baltimore at Oakland, Friday, April 26