If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles meet at Camden Yards.
Righthander Clay Buchholz will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Buchholz is 11-1 this season with a 1.60 ERA.
The Orioles will counter Buchholz with Scott Feldman. Righthander Feldman has a 3.51 ERA to go along with a 12-11 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 112-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Boston won its last outing, a 15-5 result against the Rockies on September 25. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (20) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Baltimore won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blue Jays on September 26. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Baltimore has won 2 straight games.
Boston: 96-63 SU
Baltimore: 83-76 SU
BOSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
BALTIMORE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Boston is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Baltimore's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
Baltimore is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
Baltimore home to Boston, Saturday, September 28