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2021 MLB Handicapping
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 3:05 PM ET
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Projected Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds:
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
The Orioles swept the Red Sox on the road to start the season. Neither team looks like a contender this season but nobody saw that coming.
Boston Red Sox
Boston got up off the mat to take the first two games of their series against Tampa as a response to the home sweep. They have scored 17 runs in those two games compared to 5 runs against the Orioles over that sweep. That level of offense is what they are going to need to carry their pitching staff.
Eduardo Rodriguez did not pitch last season. He was brilliant back in 2019 with a 19-6 record and has had success against the Orioles in the past, 5-2.
Boston has been getting good relief pitching thus far. The group has yet to give up a home run this season.
When the O’s swept Boston to start the season they got better than expected pitching and with the exception of one game, just enough hitting. Against the Yankees, they have scored only two runs through the first two games of the series. They have only hit one homer through five games.
Baltimore does not have a wealth of starting pitching. Still, it is not a great sign that they have yet to name someone for this one. It should have been Matt Harvey but he is now out til June. Shocker!!
The Orioles bullpen has been acceptable so far this season. The problem with guys like Harvey, even if they are not getting hurt is that they really tax this group. I worry about it longer term.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Red Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
- Red Sox are 25-11 in their last 36 Thursday games.
- Orioles are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Orioles are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Orioles are 56-114 in their last 170 home games.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction:
As a general rule, it is a good idea to fade a team that does not know who it is going to start the next day. The fact that Rodriguez has not pitched in a while does not give me much confidence though. I am leaning Boston but if we have to pay a high premium it might be smart to pass.
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Boston still has the better overall team and I am not buying that the Orioles have their number this season. It is just early though so my certainty level is not high.
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