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Orioles open as moneyline underdog vs Athletics

Baltimore OriolesOakland Athletics
Sep 14, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at O.co Coliseum on Friday as host Oakland battles the Baltimore Orioles in baseball odds action.

Joe Saunders gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Orioles on this day; he's 8-11 on the season. The Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Tom Milone, who will be looking to improve on his 12-10 mark.

View Baltimore vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Orioles listed as underdogs of +-130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Athletics at No. 10 in the American League and the Orioles at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 10 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Orioles have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Baltimore was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Rays. They won as +109 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore needed extra innings to get the job done against the Rays on Thursday as the Orioles defeated them 3-2 at Camden Yards.

In their last action, Oakland was a 6-0 loser on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -146 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Oakland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Jered Weaver in a losing cause, 6-0, against Los Angeles on Thursday.

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

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Orioles at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 9 games
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games

Next up:
Baltimore at Oakland, Saturday, September 15