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2021 MLB Handicapping
(38-75) Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox (66-51)
Date: Saturday, August 14th, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Projected Pitchers: Jorge Lopez (BAL) vs. Chris Sale (BOS)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles +210 Red Sox -286
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Orioles +1.5, Red Sox -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Orioles will be in Boston to take on the Red Sox for game 2 Saturday at 4:10 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 7:10 ET.
Jorge Lopez is going for the Orioles and Chris Sale gets the start for the Red Sox.
These teams have not played each other in a little while.
The Orioles are having another rough season and they are on pace to lose 100+ games.
They are in last place of the American League East with a record of 38-75. The Rays lead them by 31 games.
Baltimore lost to the Tigers 6-4 on Thursday. Detroit ended up sweeping that 3 game set. In that series, the O’s scored 10 runs and allowed 20 runs.
John Means went 4.1 innings and allowed 6 earned runs on Thursday.
Jorge Lopez has not been good this year. The right hander is 3-12 with a 3.75 ERA. His last start was against the Rays where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Tampa Bay came back and won that game 9-6.
Pitching has been the major reason why they have been so bad this year. The team has an ERA of 5.66 which is last in baseball.
Their offense is scoring 4.13 runs per game which is 23rd best in baseball.
The Birds have hit 135 home runs which is 20th best in baseball.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have been absolutely terrible in the 2nd half of the season. It makes you really wonder why they did not acquire pieces at the deadline. At one point in July, they were 4.5 games ahead of the Rays. Now, the Rays lead them by 5 games.
They find themselves in 2nd place of the American League East with a record of 66-51.
Boston lost to the Rays 8-1 on Thursday. Tampa took 2 out of 3 games of that crucial series. In those games, the Red Sox scored 25 runs and allowed 24 runs.
Tanner Houck went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday.
Saturday is a very important day for the Red Sox. Chris Sale will be making his 2021 debut. He has not pitched in a MLB game since 2019.
After Houck left, the pitching once again struggled on Thursday. The team has an ERA of 4.36 which is 16th best in the major leagues.
Besides the 20 run game that took place on Wednesday, the Sox offense has really been struggling. Just a few weeks ago, they were scoring over 5 runs a game and now that number sits at 4.92.
Boston has hit 144 home runs which is 9th best in the majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Orioles are 23-59 in their last 82 games overall.
- Orioles are 30-65 in their last 95 Saturday games.
- Orioles are 22-54 in their last 76 games on grass.
- Orioles are 15-36 in their last 51 road games.
- Red Sox are 10-4 in their last 14 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Red Sox are 72-31 in their last 103 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Red Sox are 15-7 in their last 22 home games.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 teams that have really been struggling.
Despite how poorly the Red Sox have been playing, I feel they will win this one. I look for them to bounce back here and I also have no confidence backing the Orioles.
Maybe Chris Sale can be the spark that the Red Sox need to get them going. I look for him to have a solid outing in his first start.
I will go with the Red Sox on the run line.
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