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MLB Game Preview - Orioles underdogs vs Red Sox at Boston

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox
81-70 September 19, 2013, 07:10 PM | Fenway Park 92-61

The Boston Red Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Orioles arrive at Fenway Park on Thursday.

Baltimore puts its faith in starter Chris Tillman to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 16-6. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is John Lackey, who owns a 9-12 record on the season with a 3.56 ERA.

View Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

The visitors were 120 moneyline Underdog in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

The Red Sox sit at No. 1 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Orioles sit at No. 12 on the same chart.

Baltimore was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They won as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Boston 5-3 in extra innings at Fenway Park.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has baseball's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.61 hits per game. The Orioles average 9.05 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the list.

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:
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Boston is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Friday, September 20th
Boston at Toronto, Friday, September 20th