Red Sox vs. Orioles Tuesday Prediction
Game 2 between the Boston Red Sox and struggling Baltimore Orioles will take place at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Will the Red Sox once again cover on the runline when the division rivals meet again?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
TV: BOS (NESN); BAL (MASN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -175 favorite. As of this writing, 73% 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.
Red Sox' Pomeranz set to return to starting rotation
Drew Pomeranz (biceps) will rejoin the Red Sox' rotation Tuesday in Baltimore. Pomeranz struck out five across six innings of one-run ball in his final rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Pawtucket to clear the way for his return to the majors. The left-hander has been out since early June with left biceps tendinitis and holds a 6.81 ERA over eight starts this season. He can't be trusted in fantasy leagues until he strings together a couple good outings.
Orioles' Ramirez pitches well in spot outing vs. Rangers
Yefry Ramirez did not allow a run over five innings of work while taking a no-decision in Saturday's win over the Rangers. Ramirez was making a spot start in place of the injured Andrew Cashner (neck) on Saturday. He pitched well in the outing, striking out seven and walking three while giving up just two hits -- both singles -- over his five innings of work. Cashner should be able to return to the rotation at some point shortly after the All-Star break, but if he ends up facing an extended absence, the 24-year-old Ramirez could potentially see another turn or two through the rotation in the short term. On the whole, he's pitched to a 3.09 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 24/9 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings with the big league club this season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 13-1 in their last 13 games versus the Orioles.
The Orioles are just 6-19 in their last 24 games in Baltimore.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in Pomeranz's last five road starts versus a team with a losing record and are 7-3 in his last 10 outings when he faces a team with a losing record. The Orioles, meanwhile, are just 18-40 in their last 57 home games and are 3-8 in their last 11 home games versus a left-handed starter. Baltimore has also dropped 43 of its last 58 games against divisional rivals.
The Pick: Cardinals/Twins under 9