Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

Posted by D.Zamzack on Monday,May 1, 2017 4:13, EST in

The Boston Red Sox will look to narrow their 2.5-game deficit and extract some revenge against the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles when the two World Series hopefuls square at Fenway park on Tuesday night. Boston dropped two of three against Baltimore just over a week ago, but playing the coming series at their home field will give them a much needed advantage over Baltimore. Now, let’s review the MLB money line for this match and find out where the value lies in this division rivalry series.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

Baltimore Orioles (15-8) at Boston Red Sox (13-11)
When:
Tuesday, May 2, 7:10 PM ET
Where: Fenway Park
TV: MLBN, MASN, NESN
MLB Odds: Boston -212

Why Bet The Baltimore Orioles Odds

Picking a winner in this series isn’t easy. The Orioles are a good bet in this contest because they’ve simply been rock-solid since the start of the season. Baltimore ha gone 2-2 over their lat four games and 6-4 over their lat 10 games overall.

The O’s will hand the ball to right-hander Alec Asher (1-0, 2.16 ERA. 6K) who will make his second start of the season. Asher got the win in his only other start in Toronto on April 15 and has compiled a fine, 2.16 ERA over 8.1 innings pitched this season.

Why Bet The Boston Red Sox Odds

The Red Sox are a good bet in this contest because they’re playing good baseball and have revenge on their minds. Boston has won two of three and will hand the ball to ace southpaw Chris Sale (1-2, 1.19 ERA, 52K) in this affair. That could be bad news for Baltimore seeing as how Sale has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his five starts this season and has tossed at least 7.0 innings in every start. Unfortunately, ale has gotten little to no run support with Boston scoring just four runs for Sale during his 37.2  innings.

Boston Red Sox

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

To get right to the point, I’m going to urge you to back the Boston Red Sox because they’re playing at home and have Chris Sale going for them in this contest.

I know the Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter and 5-2 in their last 7 games against a left-handed starter, but Boston has gone 11-5 in their last 16 home games against a team with a winning road record and will be more than fired up for this contest.

While Boston has gone 1-4 in their last five games against their AL East counterparts, I like them to get the big win in this matchup a they look to deliver a strong message to the Orioles.

My final score prediction is Boston 5 Baltimore 2