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MLB BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics

The Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at O.co Coliseum.

The Orioles will trot Jason Hammel out to the mound in this one. Righthander Hammel has a 2-1 record and a 4.74 ERA this season.

The Athletics will counter Hammel with Jarrod Parker. Righthander Parker has a 7.50 ERA to go along with a 0-3 record this season.

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.

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.

Team records:
Baltimore: 12-9 SU
Oakland: 13-9 SU

Baltimore most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Oakland home to Baltimore, Friday, April 26