Baltimore has dropped two straight 5-2 decisions to the Red Sox and will come into Game 3 of their four-game set with them looking to end the AL-East leaders six-game winning streak. Two pitchers with serious implosion potential will take the mound tonight as Clay Buchholz lines up opposite Ubaldo Jimenez.
- The Red Sox are 5-2 on the ML and RL in their last 7 games against the Orioles.
- The Orioles are 8-2 in their last 10 games after a loss.
- The Red Sox are 3-10 in their last 13 games on the road after consecutive wins on the road.
Both pitchers going tonight are incredibly unpredictable which makes this game difficult to cap. Buchholz has been in and out of the rotation all season but is 2-0 this month despite having an earned run average of 5.17. He is, however, 0-2 against the O’s this year with an ERA of 6.35.
Jimenez has been equally as bad against the Red Sox, though, as he owns an 8.10 ERA in two starts against them this year. That said, the Dominican has been pretty good since the all-star break and has hurled his way to a 3.51 ERA in six starts since the Midseason Classic.
Both pitchers have been throwing pretty well of late so I think there’s some value on the UNDER as these team’s have combined to score 10 or more runs – which the total is set at tonight – just twice in their last 10 games against each other.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Baltimore Orioles in this matchup found them as 105 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 10 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-3.0 result in favor of the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
82-69 Baltimore battles the Red Sox, currently with a 87-64 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Boston injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 3 (Baltimore Orioles) and the No. 1 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore Orioles No. 11 ranked offense (4.67 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 4.36 runs allowed per game. The Baltimore Orioles have been averaging 8.79 hits per game, less than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (10.05 hits on average).
Defensively, Boston features the No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.93 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 4.75 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Baltimore on Tuesday at Camden Yards behind starter Eduardo Rodriguez.
- Boston is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
- Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Baltimore is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games
- Baltimore is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at Baltimore, Thursday, September 22nd