The Boston Red Sox are gearing up for a Monday opener against the Baltimore Orioles (5-0), who have a tough test ahead when they visit the legendary Fenwey Park. The Orioles are one of the most surprising teams this season, with the team going a perfect 5-0 to start their year. They will be looking to overcome their bitter history against the Red Sox Monday, as Baltimore has lost their past four against their AL East rivals. Those games were a huge embarrassment for Baltimore, with the Red Sox outscoring the Orioles 27-1 in that span.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Red Sox MLB Odds and Prediction
- When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
- Where: Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
- TV: MASN
- Radio: 105.7 The Fan, Orioles Radio Network
- Stream Option: MLB.tv
- Starting Pitchers: Wright vs. Buchholz
- MLB Odds: TBA
The top two teams in the first week of the Major League Baseball season will get together at Fenway Park on Tuesday evening. This is the second game of a three game series between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox. The Baltimore Orioles are perfect on the season, and are the only unbeaten team in all of Major League Baseball. The Orioles are coming off a sweep over the Tampa Bay Rays. For Boston, they are tied with the New York Yankees for second in the division. The Red Sox are 3-2, but failed to sweep a three game series over Toronto in their last game.
Why Bet on the Orioles
What a great start for the Baltimore Orioles. Many wondered if the Orioles could compete at the top of the American League East, and through the first week – the answer is yes! The Orioles have scored 22 runs and allowed just 10 through 5 games this season. Baltimore used a great performance from Manny Machado, as he went 4-4 and blasted a homerun in their most recent win over the Red Sox. Baltimore has seen Machado hit .429 to start the season, and blast three homeruns. The Orioles have also got a great start from Mark Trumbo, who is hitting .474 in his first season with the Orioles.
Why Bet on the Red Sox
After splitting their first two games of the season against the Cleveland Indians, Boston beat the Blue Jays in two out of three games. The Red Sox were shutout in their most recent game against Toronto. Brock Holt is off to a fantastic start for the Red Sox, with a .412 batting average, 2 homeruns and 8 runs batted in. Hanley Ramirez is seeking a comeback season, as he struggled last season, but has started with a .455 batting average. The Red Sox are second in slugging percentage in all of Major League Baseball, at .503.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This should be quite an offensive game on Tuesday. Neither team has pitched extremely well, and neither starting pitcher is off to a great start. Mike Wright will make his first start of the season, and has struggled in the past. He is going against Clay Buchholz, who walked 3 and struck out 4 in his first start, with was a no decision. The better overall offense is the Baltimore Orioles. They have a ton of pop up and down that lineup. Make sure you are betting the Baltimore Orioles -109 over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. The final score prediction for this game is the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.