Red Sox vs. Orioles Friday Prediction
The Boston Red Sox had their six-game winning streak snapped in Toronto last night. Will they start a new streak with a victory on Friday night when they open a new series against the Baltimore Orioles at 7:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 10, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
TV: BOS (NESN); BAL (MSN2)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -195 favorite. As of this writing, 80% 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' Eovaldi blanks Yankees for eight strong innings
Nathan Eovaldi put up zeroes for eight innings Saturday, leading the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the Yankees. It's early, but the best trade of the deadline is shaping up to be the one that brought Eovaldi to the Red Sox. Through two starts, he's now fired 15 scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out nine. He's got a nice 3.38 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 62/9 K/BB ratio across 72 innings overall, but his performance with the Sox has been nothing short of stellar. He's a must-start for his next start Friday against the depleted Orioles.
Orioles' Bundy battles but takes loss against Rangers in last start
Dylan Bundy kept the Rangers to two runs -- one earned -- over six innings but took the loss Saturday. Bundy gave up seven hits and walked two over his six innings of work, but he was outdueled by Rangers starter Mike Minor. The loss dropped him to 7-10 overall with a 4.38 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through 21 starts. Wins might be hard to come by for Bundy and his Orioles rotation mates as we head down the home stretch, and that's doubly true his next time out when the O's get a visit from the AL East-leading Red Sox.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have won 38 of their last 52 games overall.
The Orioles are 4-1 in their last five home games.
The Red Sox should bounce back tonight. They're 13-3 in their last 16 games against the Orioles and have won 19 of their last 26 meetings with the O's in Baltimore. The Orioles, meanwhile, are 1-5 in Bundy's last six home starts versus the Red Sox and are winless in his last five outings overall versus Boston.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-125)