Red Sox continue set at Camden Yards
The Boston Red Sox will be at Camden Yards once again on Friday night as they continue a four-game road MLB betting series against the division-rival Baltimore Orioles.
And the Red Sox are expected to send Ryan Dempster to the mound for Friday's matchup, with the righthander sitting at 4-6 with a 4.40 ERA on the season. Dempster is 1-0 in three career starts against the Orioles, posting a 1.47 ERA in those games.
Getting the ball for the Orioles is Chris Tillman, who owns a 6-2 record on the season with a 3.89 ERA.
The Red Sox were listed as +-114 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 9 (Orioles) and the No. 2 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Baltimore's American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Red Sox offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.2 runs per game in the league. The Orioles have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Red Sox hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.
Boston was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Orioles. They lost as -114 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Baltimore at Camden Yards.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Red Sox at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
Baltimore is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston at Baltimore, Saturday, June 15