Of course, Boston was a legitimate baseball odds today favorite on Opening Day. Still the 2018 season has exceeded all expectations. Initially they looked unbeatable with a 17-2 start. Since then the Red Sox have maintained excellence and big profits. What’s more Boston has not shown any weaknesses as a team. Supplementing this is first year manager Alex Cora. He arrived from World Series champion Houston. And has proven to have the Midas Touch. Granted that while all is well now the real test will come in the fall. To be exact Cora was hired to win it all.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Date and Time: Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:05 p.m. ET
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
2018 MLB Betting Odds at SBG:
|Red Sox||-1½ (-115)||9 (EV)|
|Orioles||+1½ (-105)||9 (-120)|
Red Sox vs. Orioles TV Coverage: ESPN
On the other hand, Baltimore has been a baseball odds today disaster in 2018. As a matter of fact, nobody has lost more money on the MLB board this season. This will be the second consecutive season that the O’s miss the playoffs. After winning the AL East in 2014 this franchise has been in decline. Counter to Boston there are few areas where the Orioles aren’t among the worst in MLB. Meanwhile in their last nine games have come six losses. Just two of Baltimore’s last seven games went over the total.
Home vs. Road Stats
Oriole Park at Camden Yards as offered no sports betting advantage for Baltimore either. Indeed, the O’s have a home record of 16-33 for the season. Over the total paid in just 17 of those games. By contrast Boston has been sensational in road games. For example, they are 35-17 away from Fenway Park. Likewise, the Red Sox have been in great form lately. To illustrate they have gone 14-3 in their last 17 matchups.
Boston Red Sox
As mentioned earlier Boston excels in all aspects of the game. To begin with they rank first for run production. Additionally, the Bosox is first for batting average and second for home runs. On the mound the Red Sox have the fourth best earned run average. And are second in MLB for strikeouts. Concurrently the Boston bullpen stands at fourth in the majors.
Star Power in Boston
So too does Boston bring undeniable star power. Take the case of designated hitter JD Martinez. So far, he has posted 29 home runs, 23 doubles, 72 runs and 80 runs batted in. In addition, Martinez is hitting .325 with a 1.030 OPS. In comparison right fielder Mookie Betts has been just as impressive. Betts is hitting .354 with 25 doubles, 23 home runs and 79 runs scored. Following that Betts has batted in 51 runs with an OPS of 1.126.
The Pitching Mound
Now left hander David Price is the scheduled Boston starter. Price is 11-6 with a 4.17 earned run average. In comparison right hander Dylan Bundy is probable for Baltimore. Bundy is 6-9 with a 4.57 earned run average.
Matchup to Watch
Certainly, Boston will be an expensive baseball odds today favorite. Nevertheless, Baltimore’s big dog offering does not entice. Correlate their total inability to excel at any major metric. While the Red Sox dominate nearly all categories. Most important of all Boston is proven to be a reliable road bet.
MLB Betting Odds Picks
To conclude the Boston Red Sox are the only choice here.
MLB Betting Online Pick: Boston Red Sox
MLB Betting Online Score Prediction: Red Sox 6, Orioles 2
Catch Boston manager Alex Cora’s recent interview and analysis!