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Baseball odds preview - Baltimore vs. Oakland

Baltimore OriolesOakland Athletics
Aug 15, 10:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Odds

46-72TEAM RECORD53-67

The Oakland Athletics will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Baltimore Orioles invade Overstock.com Coliseum on Monday.

The Athletics will rely on Gio Gonzalez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tommy Hunter will be his counterpart for the Orioles. Gio Gonzalez is 9-10 this season, and Tommy Hunter is 0-1.

View Baltimore vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Athletics as -175 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Orioles sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Orioles defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.3 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Orioles batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Baltimore brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 5-ranked defense.

In their last action, Baltimore was an 8-5 winner at home against the Tigers. Bettors on Baltimore at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Orioles grabbed a win last time out, defeating Doug Fister and the Tigers 8-5 on Sunday at Camden Yards.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Rangers on August 14. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics endured a 7-6 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Sunday, with Rich Harden throwing 4 innings of 5-hit ball at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Orioles at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Baltimore's last 24 games on the road
Baltimore is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Oakland, Tuesday, August 16

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