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MLB Game Preview - Athletics underdogs vs Orioles at Baltimore

Oakland AthleticsBaltimore Orioles
June 6, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Camden Yards hosts an MLB battle between the Baltimore Orioles and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Monday.

Oakland puts its faith in starter Gio Gonzalez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-3. Getting the ball for the Orioles is Brian Matusz, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 1.59 ERA.

View Oakland vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Athletics listed as underdogs of -115 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Orioles, most recently No. 12 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Athletics, who rate an American League No. 5 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 10 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.

The Athletics were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Athletics endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Sunday, with Brett Anderson throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Fenway Park.

In their last action, Baltimore was a 7-4 loser at home against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore suffered a 7-4 loss against Toronto on Sunday, as Jeremy Guthrie wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.

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

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Oakland at Baltimore, Tuesday, June 7