Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

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The Boston Red Sox are making a road trip to Baltimore to play their division foe Orioles at Camden Yards. New England Sports Network will televise the matchup. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Baltimore (+165) as the underdog to Boston (-175). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over nine runs and +100 for under nine. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at -120 for the Red Sox -1.5 runs and +100 for the Orioles +1.5.

The Orioles are 34-78 straight up (SU) and 49-65 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 36.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 25.4 units (ATS). The Red Sox are 79-34 SU and have gone 70-45 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 31.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 25.6 units ATS.

Baltimore games have had an over/under record of 50-60-4 in 2018. The Red Sox have an over/under record of 53-58-4.

Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will get the start for the visiting Red Sox. Eovaldi is 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA and 62 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Orioles will turn to righty Dylan Bundy (7-10, 4.38 ERA) to the mound. Bundy has 129 punchouts and 37 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.27 WHIP. Bundy is 0-2 with 21 strikeouts and a 2.29 ERA across three starts against Boston this year.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitchers have given up 5.3 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 5.43 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.32 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 47 games against AL East opponents, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.74 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.89.

Baltimore’s hitters have produced 3.9 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .306/.339/.483 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Orioles’ batters have been led by right fielder Adam Jones and shortstop Manny Machado. Jones is slashing .282/.311/.424 with 11 home runs, 44 RBIs and 43 runs scored, while Machado’s line sits at .315/.387/.575 with 24 homers, 65 RBIs and 48 runs.

In the other dugout, Boston’s pitchers have allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starters own a 3.49 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.59 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.33, along with a WHIP of 1.18 and a K-per-9 of 9.60.

Red Sox hitters have slashed .269/.339/.457 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game this year, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts have paced Boston’s hitters. Martinez is slashing .324/.392/.641 with 33 home runs, 93 RBIs and 80 runs scored, while Betts (.342/.428/.652) has produced 26 homers, 58 RBIs, 89 runs and 21 stolen bases.

The Red Sox have gained 29.3 units and are 55-32 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 40 of those games, compared to 44 that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 30.6 units and are 31-46 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 35 of those games, compared to 39 which went under the total.

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • The under has hit in three of Boston’s last seven games.
  • The Red Sox have won eight of their last nine games SU.
  • Baltimore has posted 30.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 27.6 over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.