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Baseball Matchup - Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox Odds Preview

Boston Red Sox

Baltimore Orioles
1-1 April 03, 2014, 07:05 PM | Camden Yards 1-1

Camden Yards hosts an MLB battle between the Baltimore Orioles and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Thursday.

Felix Doubront gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Red Sox on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Orioles, meanwhile, will counter with Wei-Yin Chen, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.View Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Odds and Stats.

The Orioles were listed as -105 moneyline earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier at TopBet.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Orioles at No. 21 and the Red Sox at No. 4 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-2 winner on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Boston at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Wednesday, with John Lackey throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Camden Yards.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 23-rated offense, averaging 2 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 7 at 2 in runs allowed per game. The Orioles have averaged 6 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.5 hits per game).

Boston brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Orioles's No. 18-ranked defense.

Next up:
Boston home to Milwaukee, Friday, April 4th
Baltimore at Detroit, Friday, April 4th