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Orioles open as moneyline underdog vs Red Sox

Baltimore OriolesBoston Red Sox
May 16, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Baltimore pays a visit to Boston on Monday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.

Boston sends Daisuke Matsuzaka out against Chris Tillman for the Orioles in this game. Matsuzaka is 3-2 with a 4.22 ERA on the season, while Tillman is 2-3 on the year and has a 6.15 ERA.

View Baltimore vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -200 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Orioles taking on the American League's No. 11-rated Red Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Orioles have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Baltimore won its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Rays on May 15. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Orioles grabbed a win last time out, defeating Andy Sonnanstine and the Rays 9-3 on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Red Sox were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 7-5 victory over New York on Sunday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Jon Lester.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Orioles at Red Sox trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Boston, Tuesday, May 17