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Baltimore Orioles home to Athletics in baseball betting action

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April 27, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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The Orioles get a visit from the Oakland Athletics in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Brandon McCarthy for the Athletics on the hill facing Jake Arrieta for the Orioles. McCarthy brings a 0-3 mark to the game, while Arrieta is 1-1 to date on the season.

View Oakland vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Baltimore sat as -140 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Orioles rated this week at No. 8 and the Athletics sitting at No. 14.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 8 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.2 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (6.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

The Athletics were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +114 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Chicago 5-4 in extra innings at O.co Coliseum.

Baltimore was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Blue Jays. They won as +107 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 5-2 final on Thursday in support of Brian Matusz at Camden Yards.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Athletics at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Oakland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Baltimore, Saturday, April 28