Orioles vs. Red Sox Prediction
With their ace on the mound, are the Boston Red Sox going to have any problems picking up a win at home over the Baltimore Orioles today at 1:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, April 15, 2018
1:05PM ET, Fenway Park
TV: MASN; NESN
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Red Sox are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -210 to prevail. The Orioles have odds of +190 at Boston. Currently, 65% of the wagers are going on the Red Sox at home today. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Sale takes the mound for Boston
Chris Sale is set to make his fourth start of the season for the Sox today. He is 1-0 through the three starts while Boston is 1-2. He has allowed just two earned runs over 17 innings with 23 strikeouts and three walks. His ERA is 1.06 while his WHIP is 1.00.
The Red Sox have won the first two games in the series thus far by a combined score of 17-6. The wins have pushed Boston to a record of 12-2 overall and 7-1 at home. The Sox are piling up the runs early in the season, averaging 6.14 runs per game. Pitching-wise, Boston is giving up just 3.29 per contest.
Orioles unable to find their stride
Along with the two losses this weekend, Baltimore has dropped four of its last five games. The Orioles are now just 5-10 overall and 3-6 on the road. They have yet to win more than two consecutive games as their hitting has been disappointing. The Orioles are putting up just 3.33 runs per game while allowing 5.53 per contest on the mound.
Dylan Bundy takes the mound for the Orioles today. He is 0-1 through three starts but has managed to get deep into games. He has pitched 20 innings in the three starts, allowing three earned runs with 25 strikeouts and five walks. Bundy has a 1.35 ERA and 0.95 WHIP.
MLB Betting Trends
Dating back to last season, the Orioles are now 9-29 over their last 38 games. Baltimore has lost five of Bundy’s last six starts and they have also lost his last five starts against AL East opponents.
Boston has won 20 of its last 26 against AL East opponents thanks to the two wins this weekend. They also have won 8 of Sale’s last 11 home starts and 13 of his last 16 starts against a losing team.
This could be a good pitching matchup as Sale should have a good start against a poor lineup and Bundy has looked strong in his three starts. Unfortunately for Bundy, he just isn’t likely to get run support. Sale can count on his lineup to find ways to score most nights and if they can’t hit against Bundy, they will get to the bullpen late in the game.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -210