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MLB Betting: Boston vs. Baltimore

Jon Lester takes the mound tonight for the Boston Red Sox, as the Sox conclude a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles.

Lester (2-1, 2.59) is coming off a win over the Angels in which he pitched six shutout innings and racked up eight strikeouts. Brad Bergesen (0-3, 5.40) will get the start for the Orioles. In his last outing he was pounded for six runs on eight hits in six innings in a loss to the Yankees.

View Boston vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as 170 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Orioles) and the No. 5 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Baltimore owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 8 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8 per game.

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Boston was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Orioles. They lost as -138 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Baltimore on Wednesday at Camden Yards.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Orioles trends to consider:
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Baltimore is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Boston home to Seattle, Friday, April 29
Baltimore at Chi White Sox, Friday, April 29