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Baltimore OriolesAtlanta Braves
July 1, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Baltimore Orioles vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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Atlanta's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Friday when the Baltimore Orioles pay a visit to Turner Field.

Jeremy Guthrie, with a record of 3-9 on the season, gets the ball for the Orioles, while the Braves trot Jair Jurrjens to the mound in this one. He is 10-3 so far in 2011.

View Baltimore vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Braves in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -170 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Orioles sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Orioles average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 9-6 loser as they battled the Cardinals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -130 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Baltimore suffered a 9-6 loss against St. Louis on Thursday, as Brian Matusz wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.

Atlanta was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They won as +138 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating Felix Hernandez and the Mariners 5-3 on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 1-4
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Orioles at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Baltimore at Atlanta, Saturday, July 2

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