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2021 MLB Handicapping
(46-99) Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox (83-65)
Date: Friday, September 17th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, MA.
Projected Pitchers: Akin (Bal), Sale (BOS)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles +285 | Red Sox -400
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
The Baltimore Orioles will travel to Boston for a 3 game set beginning on Friday September 17th, 2021. This game features a rather lopsided pitching matchup as Chris Sale heads to the hill for Boston and Baltimore counters with Keegan Atkin and his ERA pushing 7. This will be the first of 6 remaining games these two teams play against each other in the final few weeks of the season.
As of this writing, the Orioles have lost 5 straight. That kind of losing streak is nothing compared to others they’ve experienced this season, however. The Orioles are playing like a franchise that is just hoping the season will end soon. After giving up 44 runs in 3 games to Toronto last weekend, Baltimore hasn’t won since September 10th.
The Orioles will send Keegan Atkin and his -0.3 WAR to the mound. The 26-year-old currently has a 2-9 record and a 6.83 ERA. If everything is going right with your franchise, a guy with those numbers is not pitching against Chris Sale late in the season (or at all). All is clearly not right with the Orioles, however.
Here is an interesting stat involving Atkin, however. The Orioles have won 3 out of his last 4 starts. Also, however, they’ve only won 1 other game all year with him starting. All told, the Orioles are 4-18 in games with him on the hill this season.
Boston Red Sox
As of this writing, the Red Sox are in a 3-way tie for both American League Wild Card spots with the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays. With just a few weeks left in the season, some fun and exciting baseball will be taking place for those 3 fanbases.
The Sox are 4-6 in their last 10. While the Yankees have fallen apart in the same period of time, the Boston-New York combined futility allowed a surging Toronto team into the race alongside them.
Chris Sale will take to the hill for this one. After looking unstoppable in his first 4 starts back from Tommy John surgery, Sale didn’t look great against Tampa in his last outing on September 6th, giving up 10 hits in just 3.1 innings of work. He missed his last start due to testing positive for COVID. Up until his rough outing against Tampa, he’d looked great, however. In 5 starts this year, Sale is posting a 2.52 ERA and a 3-0 record. The Sox are 4-1 when he starts.
The Sox really need to take advantage of their 6 remaining games against the Orioles as they head into a playoff race with the Yankees and Blue Jays.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 4-1 with Chris Sale on the mound this year.
- Orioles are 4-18 with Keegan Akin on the mound this year.
- Red Sox are 4-6 SU in their last 10.
- Orioles are 0-5 SU in their last 5.
- Orioles have won 3 of their last 4 with Akin starting.
Free Baltimore Oriolesvs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction: Boston wins.
Whatever way is possible to bet on the Red Sox in this matchup seems pretty safe here. I’m not certain you’ll ever find a more lopsided pitching matchup. The over is set pretty high, but even if Sale shuts out the Orioles, it’s still possible for the Sox to run the score up enough to cover the over. Red Sox everything here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Red Sox -400
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