The struggling Baltimore Orioles will try to avoid losing their seventh in a row as they play host to the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park. New England Sports Network will televise the matchup and the game will get underway at 3:05 p.m. ET.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds
Boston (-230) is favored over Baltimore (+210) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 8 runs (-110 for the under and -110 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at Red Sox -1.5 runs (-155) and Orioles +1.5 runs (+135).
The Orioles are 19-47 SU and 24-41 ATS. They’ve lost 26.0 units for moneyline bettors and 22.1 units against the spread (ATS). Baltimore has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven. The Red Sox have gone 46-22 SU this year and are 37-30 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 11.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 6.4 units ATS. Boston has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in all seven of them.
Baltimore games have a 26-37-2 over/under record so far in 2018. Boston has an over/under record of 31-34-2.
Chris Sale is getting the start for the BoSox. The left-handed Sale is 5-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 120 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with eight strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA against Baltimore this year (three starts).
The Orioles are turning to Yefry Ramirez (0-0, ERA), who has zero strikeouts and zero walks as well as a WHIP of . Ramirez has yet to face the Red Sox this year and did not pitch in the majors in 2017.
Baltimore’s pitching staff has given up 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starters have a 5.32 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.32 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 31 games against divisional opponents, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.90 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.66.
The Baltimore offense is putting up 3.5 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .199/.303/.276 over its last five matchups and is 0-5 SU during that span.
The Orioles’ offense has been led by shortstop Manny Machado and outfielder Adam Jones. Machado is hitting .311/.380/.586 with 18 home runs, 50 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Jones is hitting .286 with 10 homers, 29 RBIs and 26 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Boston’s pitching staff allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starters own a 3.71 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.60 K/9. The bullpen has logged a solid ERA of just 3.02, along with a K/9 of 9.89.
The Red Sox offense has slashed .262/.331/.457 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi have led Boston’s hitters. Martinez is hitting .313/.381/.642 with 21 home runs, 54 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Benintendi (.297/.383/.554) is up to 12 homers, 46 RBIs, 48 runs and 11 stolen bases.
The Red Sox have gained 13.4 units and are 31-21 ATS when facing a -handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 25 of those games, compared to 25 that’ve gone under against y starters. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 5.5 units and are 9-13 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in nine of those games, compared to 12 that went under.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER
The Red Sox have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit 10 over their last 10.
The Boston defense has allowed four errors over its last five games, compared to zero errors for Baltimore over its last five.
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