Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles Matchup

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The Boston Red Sox will be facing off against their AL East nemesis Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park. New England Sports Network will be airing the matchup and the game is scheduled to get going at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Boston (-165) as the favorite over Baltimore (+155). The total sits at 9 runs and bettors can wager on the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds standing at -115 for the Red Sox -1.5 runs and -105 for the Orioles +1.5.

The Orioles are only 19-46 SU and 24-40 ATS. The team has lost 25.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 20.6 units against the spread (ATS). Baltimore has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Red Sox have gone 45-22 SU this year and are 36-30 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 10.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 5.0 units ATS. Boston has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven.

Baltimore games have had an over/under record of 26-36-2 so far in 2018. The Red Sox have an over/under record of 31-33-2.

The southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez is the projected starter for Boston. Rodriguez is 7-1 with a 3.68 ERA and 77 strikeouts. He’s 2-0 with 15 strikeouts and a 0.77 ERA against Baltimore this year (three starts).

The Orioles are handing the ball to righty David Hess (2-2, 3.07 ERA), who’s got 16 punchouts and eight walks, as well as a 1.19 WHIP. Hess is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 9.64 ERA against Boston this year.

Boston’s pitching staff allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starters own a 3.72 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.65 K/9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.98, along with a K/9 of 9.87.

The Red Sox offense has slashed .262/.329/.457 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.0 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi continue to lead Boston’s hitters. Martinez is slashing .311/.373/.643 with 21 home runs, 54 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Benintendi has a .298 average with 11 homers, 44 RBIs, 47 runs and 11 stolen bases.

In the home-team dugout, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 5.24 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.39 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 30 games against divisional opponents, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.75 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.76.

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 has slashed .179/.276/.291 over its last five matchups and is 0-5 SU during that span.

The Orioles hitters have been led by shortstop Manny Machado and right fielder Adam Jones. Machado is slashing .312/.380/.591 with 18 home runs, 50 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while the line for Jones stands at .284/.305/.452 with 10 homers, 29 RBIs and 26 runs.

The Red Sox have gained 12.4 units and are 30-21 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 25 of those games, compared to 24 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 5.5 units and are 9-13 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in nine of those games, compared to 12 that went under the total.

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Boston has recorded 20.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.4 over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit nine over their last 10.