This has been a period of real uncertainty in the MLB, as it looked for a while as though we were not even going to get a season of any kind. At a time when every other major sport was returning or already back in action, it would have been an unmitigated disaster for baseball had they not figured out a way to return. Things are going to look a little odd, to say the least, with some players stating that they will be wearing masks when they play, while the Toronto Blue Jays look as though they will be playing their home games in Pittsburgh. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming match Orioles Vs Red Sox so you can set down your bets against their MLB odds.
Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox Game Info
This 60-game season is going to look unlike anything we have ever seen before in the sports, which means that we may just see some surprises along the way. Some teams are going to adapt better than others, so we might need to wait a week or two to begin getting an idea of how things might play out. The Orioles and Red Sox will get their season rolling with a series at Fenway Park, with the opening game set to go on Friday.
Why bet on the Baltimore Orioles
It is never easy to compete in a division that includes the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, but it becomes even tougher when a team is in the very early stages of a rebuild. That is exactly where the Baltimore Orioles, who are coming off a 108-loss season. If you are expecting them to get better this season, you might need to reconsider, as they traded away their best players in the offseason. This is going to be a long, tough to watch season for the Orioles, who went 7-12 versus the Red Sox last season. There were not a lot of wins to be had last season, with the Orioles going 29-52 on the road, including 4-6 at Fenway. Tommy Milone, who went 4-10 with a 4.76 ERA last season, will get the start.
Why bet on Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are just 2 seasons removed from winning the World Series, but the team that they put together for the 2018 season was a high-priced squad that came at the expense of a lot of young prospects. The Red Sox are now looking to return to a more normal way of doing business, and while they may not be one of the top contenders this season, they are still a very decent baseball team. Their 84-78 record last season was a bit of a disappointment, leaving them sitting 3rd in the AL East. They are certainly good enough to move up a spot and maybe take a run at the Wild Card this year. The starting pitcher on Friday will be Nathan Eovaldi, who went 2-1 with a 5.99 ERA last season.
- When: Friday, July 24 at 7:30 PM EST
- Where: Fenway Park, Boston
- Starting Pitchers: Tommy Milone Vs Nathan Eovaldi
- Orioles Vs Red Sox Live: ESPN
- Money Lines: Orioles +190 / Red Sox -235
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Red Sox hope that Eovaldi will be able to bounce back from a 2019 season that saw him moved to the bullpen after some serious struggles. Going against the hapless Orioles might be a good way to get him some early confidence.
Pick: Baltimore Orioles 2 Boston Red Sox 5