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Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. Baltimore

Oakland AthleticsBaltimore Orioles
July 29, 1:35 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

55-45TEAM RECORD52-49

Baltimore will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Camden Yards.

Travis Blackley, with a record of 3-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Orioles trot Wei-Yin Chen to the mound in this one. He is 8-6 so far in 2012.

View Oakland vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Orioles as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Orioles - Athletics odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Baltimore is rated No. 13 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 12 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Baltimore and its American League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 12 lineup of the Athletics at 4.1 runs per outing.

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 1-rated defense.

Oakland was a 6-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Orioles. They won as -103 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Athletics enjoyed a 6-1 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Saturday, with Bartolo Colon throwing 5 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Athletics at Orioles trends to consider:
Oakland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Oakland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland home to Tampa Bay, Monday, July 30
Baltimore at NY Yankees, Monday, July 30