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MLB Game Preview - Orioles underdogs vs Reds at Baltimore

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June 24, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Cincinnati Reds vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Friday as the Reds of Cincinnati swing away against the Orioles of Baltimore.

Chris Jakubauskas gets the call for the Baltimore Orioles and he will try to build on a 2-0 mark. In the other dugout, Edinson Volquez brings a 4-3 ledger to the game for the Reds as he tries to quiet the Orioles bats.

View Cincinnati vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Orioles in this one will find them as +105 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Orioles sit at No. 11 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Reds sit at a National League No. 7 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 9 hits per game, almost the same as the Reds have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 10-2 result against the Yankees on June 22. Bettors who backed the Reds at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Reds enjoyed a 10-2 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Wednesday, with Johnny Cueto throwing 7 innings of 2-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -104 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Baltimore looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 5-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Kevin Correia at PNC Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 2-1
After playing NY Yankees are 3-5
After a win are 4-6

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Reds at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
Baltimore is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Baltimore, Saturday, June 25