Orioles continue series at Fenway Park
The Baltimore Orioles are expected to be up against John Lackey on Wednesday night as they continue their three-game MLB betting series on the road against the Boston Red Sox.
Lackey is just 8-11 but boasts a solid 3.17 ERA on the season, and he's 12-5 with a 3.48 ERA over his 21 career starts against the O's. The righthander held the Dodgers to two runs over eight innings in a hard-luck loss last time out.
Bud Norris brings a 9-9 ledger to the game for the Orioles as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.
The Orioles were listed as +-141 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.
The Red Sox - Orioles odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Baltimore is at No. 8 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.6 per game. By contrast, the Orioles are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.2 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Baltimore was a 13-2 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore was scored on plenty on Tuesday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 13-2 loss to Boston.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Orioles at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Baltimore's last 22 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Boston's last 22 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games at home
Baltimore at Boston, Thursday, August 29