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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles meet at Camden Yards.

The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jon Lester in this game. Lester has a 9-6 record and a 4.50 ERA this season.

The Orioles will counter Lester with Jason Hammel. Righthander Hammel has a 5.20 ERA to go along with a 7-7 record this season.

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.

Team records:
Boston: 62-43 SU
Baltimore: 58-47 SU

Boston most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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