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Boston Red Sox host Baltimore Orioles in baseball action

Baltimore OriolesBoston Red Sox
July 8, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Odds

36-49TEAM RECORD52-35

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Baltimore duelling Boston on Friday at Fenway Park.

Boston hands the ball to starter Josh Beckett in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-3 mark on the year. Baltimore counters with Zachary Britton, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

View Baltimore vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Orioles were listed as +-215 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Sox rated this week at No. 2 and the Orioles sitting at No. 12.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.3 runs per game, against a Orioles defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.1 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Orioles batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Baltimore was a 10-4 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-4 to Boston on Thursday at Fenway Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Orioles at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Baltimore is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston's last 16 games at home
Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Baltimore at Boston, Saturday, July 9