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Baltimore Orioles host Colorado Rockies in baseball action

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Aug 16, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Colorado Rockies vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Orioles take on the Rockies at Camden Yards in a key battle on the odds menu.

Juan Nicasio gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rockies on this day; he's 6-6 on the season. The Orioles, meanwhile, will counter with Wei-Yin Chen, who will be looking to improve on his 6-5 mark.

View Colorado vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Colorado before the first pitch in this match found them as +-174-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Orioles at No. 8 in the American League and the Rockies at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Orioles have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (9.1 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 Colorado's National League No. 13-rated defense.

In their last action, Colorado was a 4-2 winner at home against the Padres. Bettors on Colorado at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 4-2 final on Wednesday in support of Jorge De La Rosa at Coors Field.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at -127 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Baltimore lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Arizona at Chase Field.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 5-4
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 4-5
After playing Arizona are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rockies at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Colorado at Baltimore, Saturday, August 17