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Oakland favored by -175 against Baltimore on Friday

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May 27, 10:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Oakland and Baltimore on Friday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Chris Tillman, with a record of 2-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Orioles, while the Athletics trot Gio Gonzalez to the mound in this one. He is 5-2 so far in 2011.

View Baltimore vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Baltimore before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-175-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 7.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Athletics and the league No. 13-ranked Orioles, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Orioles offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Orioles hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Baltimore won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Royals on May 26. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Orioles beat Kansas City in extra innings, earning a 6-5 victory at Camden Yards in MLB wagering action.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -110 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Joel Pineiro and the Angels 4-3 on Thursday at Angel Stadium.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Orioles at Athletics trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 12 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Oakland is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Baltimore at Oakland, Saturday, May 28