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Red Sox face Baltimore Orioles: MLB odds preview and stats

Boston Red SoxBaltimore Orioles
July 28, 1:35 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

62-43TEAM RECORD58-47

Baltimore will look to improve on its 58-47 record when take on Boston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

The match puts starter Jon Lester for the Red Sox on the hill facing Jason Hammel for the Orioles. Lester brings a 9-6 mark to the game, while Hammel is 7-7 to date on the season.

View Boston vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Orioles as -106 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 10-rated Orioles in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 4-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Orioles have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.5 hits per game).

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 7-rated defense.

Boston won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Orioles on July 27. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Baltimore on Saturday at Camden Yards behind starter Ryan Dempster.

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

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Red Sox at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Monday, July 29
Baltimore home to Houston, Tuesday, July 30