Orioles vs. Red Sox Sunday Prediction
The Boston Red Sox have an opportunity to take three of four from their American League East rivals the Baltimore Orioles. Will they notch another victory on Sunday when these rivals wrap up their series at 1:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 20, 2018
1:05 p.m. ET, Fenway Park
TV: BAL (MSN2); BOS (NESN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -200 favorite. As of this writing, 53% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Orioles on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Orioles to recall Hess to start Sunday vs. Sox
David Hess will start Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday. Hess made his MLB debut last Saturday, earning a win against the Rays by allowing three runs over six innings. He was sent out shortly after, since the O's didn't need another starter at the time, but he'll be back to take another, tougher turn against the mighty Red Sox. If Hess shows well again Sunday, he'll likely get some ride in the dumpster fire that is the Orioles rotation.
Red Sox' Rodriguez takes loss vs. A's
Eduardo Rodriguez took his first loss after giving up three runs in five innings Tuesday against the A's. Rodriguez continues to flash above average stuff and pretty mediocre results. He had been 3-0 this year, but his ERA stands at 4.68, even with his fine 51/16 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings. The Red Sox need more from him, especially with the bullpen worn down.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles are 1-5 in their last six games in Boston and have dropped eight of their last nine games versus the Red Sox overall.
The under is 6-2-1 in Rodriguez's last nine starts versus the Orioles.
Rodriguez has been inconsistent and maddening at times this year but I trust him more than the unknown in Hess. Eventually I expect Boston to get to the youngster and if they can't touch him up, the Baltimore's pen should be ripe for the taking. The Red Sox are 7-1 in Rodriguez's last eight starts and have won 11 of his last 15 outings at home. With the money line too expensive, I'll roll the dice on the runline here.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5