MLB Baseball Betting: Red Sox vs. Orioles Game 1

August 14, 2012 MLB Baseball

After spending the weekend on the shores of Lake Erie, where they split a 4 game series with Cleveland, the Boston Red Sox visit Baltimore tonight for a matchup with the Orioles. The opener of this 3 game set in Oriole Park in Camden Yards begins at 7:05ET.

Currently, Boston (57-59) ranks fourth in the five team AL East. They trail tonight’s opponent by 5.5 games for third, which would also put them in a tie with the Orioles for a wild card spot. Check the MLB Picks for Red Sox vs. Orioles Game 1.

Obviously a sweep of this series by the BoSox could breathe new life into them after a disappointing season thus far. Boston has won just four of their past ten, but play well on the road posting a 28-25 record away from Beantown. Through their last 10 games, they played four on the road, going 2-2.

Baltimore (62-53) is just 1 game behind Tampa for second in the AL East. They have been victorious in seven of their last ten. Their home record is just 30-28. They are 5-2 in their last seven games at home.

Tonight’s pitching matchup is righthander Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.97 ERA) for the Red Sox and southpaw Wei-Yin Chin (10-7, 3.79 ERA) for the Orioles. Against right-handers, the Orioles are 44-40, while the Red Sox are 23-14 against left-handed pitchers.

The total has gone OVER in 11 of the last 16 games between these two teams. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games and 4 of their last 5 on the road. The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Orioles’ last 6 games, as well as 4 of their last six at home. Start your Baseball Bets on Red Sox vs. Orioles Game 1.

Baltimore is favored at -$115 and Boston is a +$105. When they are the favorite, the Orioles are 18-18. As the underdog, the Red Sox have posted a 19-16 record. The over/under sits at 8.5.

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