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Baltimore OriolesBoston Red Sox
Aug 29, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Odds

70-61TEAM RECORD79-55

The Boston Red Sox battle the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Thursday in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

Boston sends Jon Lester out against Chris Tillman for the Orioles in this game. Lester is 12-7 with a 3.97 ERA on the season, while Tillman is 14-4 on the year and has a 3.66 ERA.

View Baltimore vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Red Sox in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -154 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate an American League No. 8 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Orioles have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Baltimore brings the American League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 7-ranked defense.

Baltimore lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Red Sox on August 28. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Orioles endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Wednesday, with Bud Norris throwing 5 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Orioles at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston
Baltimore is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore's last 12 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at NY Yankees, Friday, August 30
Boston home to Chi White Sox, Friday, August 30