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Boston favored by -154 against Baltimore on Wednesday

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox
80-70 September 18, 2013, 07:10 PM | Fenway Park 92-60

Boston will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Baltimore Orioles pay a visit to Fenway Park.

The match puts starter Wei-Yin Chen for the Orioles on the hill facing Jake Peavy for the Red Sox. Chen brings a 7-7 mark to the game, while Peavy is 11-5 to date on the season.

View Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

The Red Sox were listed as -154 moneyline Favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Red Sox and the league No. 12-ranked Orioles, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Orioles were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Baltimore got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park behind starter Scott Feldman.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Boston and its No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.22 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 lineup of the Orioles at 4.66 runs per outing.

Baltimore brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's No. 12-ranked defense.

A few Orioles at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Boston
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Boston is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Boston, Thursday, September 19th