It is always interesting to see how a team will react once the reality of their situation sets in. That usually refers to teams that are out of the playoff picture and heading for what is essentially a disappointing season. Two teams who find themselves in that very position are the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox, and they will finish up a 3-game series in Boston on Sunday, with the Orioles entering the game as favorites in the online sports betting odds.
Quick Analysis on the Expert MLB Betting Pick & Odds on Baltimore at Boston & Game Info
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Venue: Fenway Park
Opening Line: Baltimore -113
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 26, 2015
It looked for a little while as though the Boston Red Sox (72-80) were going to finish the season strong enough to avoid the cellar in the AL East. Losing 3 of 4 to the Tampa Bay Rays seems as though it may very well have doomed them to that bottom spot, which has to be disappointing for a team that were definitely showing signs of getting better. There is a lot that needs fixed in Boston, but it is perhaps the pitching that is the biggest area of concern. You know you have a problem when one of the lowest scoring teams in the league is able to drop 22 runs in 4 games on you, which is exactly what the Rays did in that series. The Red Sox dropped 2 of 3 to the Orioles the last time they met, and will be looking to avoid more of the same. Henry Owens (3-3, 4.41 ERA) will be on the mound for Boston on Sunday.
The Baltimore Orioles (76-76) seem to have decided that they are not just going to play out the string in the final couple of weeks. They are playing some really good ball at the moment, and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games. Included in that stretch were 3 straight wins against the Washington Nationals, which could well prove to be the final nail in the coffin for the team from the NL East. The best that Baltimore can hope for right now is a third place finish in the division, and a record over .500, both of which seem very attainable. This is a team that is not that far away from being very good, although they have a number of big names about to hit free agency this year. It’s going to be an interesting offseason in Baltimore. Ubaldo Jimenez (12-9, 4.16 ERA) will get the start for the Orioles.
Key Betting Trends
Baltimore is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Baltimore is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Baltimore is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston
Baltimore is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games at home
Boston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore
Boston is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
Baltimore really does look as though they want to finish this season on a bit of a high note, which should be enough to carry them past a flagging Red Sox team.