Baltimore Orioles (52-107) at Boston Red Sox (83-76)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 27, 2019 7:10 PM EST (Fenway Park)
Line & Odds: Orioles (+100), Red Sox (-120) – Over/Under 11
The Red Sox and Orioles kick off the final series of their seasons on Friday night at Fenway Park. Boston leads the season series 11-5.
Boston had high hopes to begin the 2019 season. Unfortunately, those hopes did not translate on the field or in the standings. Competing against the likes of New York and Tampa Bay was sure to be tough, but the team was certainly hoping for more.
Boston, a team that usually dominates at home, posts a record of 37-41 at Fenway Park with three games left there. The team is 46-35 in away games.
The Red Sox are coming off a series victory over the Rangers, losing the final game of the series 7-5. They are 4-6 in the last 10 games. Boston will hope to finish off the season on a high note against the second-worst team in the league.
It has been another tough season for the Orioles. They have lost 100-plus games in consecutive seasons. Boston swept Baltimore the last time these two teams met, which was at Fenway Park.
Baltimore lost the last series against the Blue Jays. The first game of the series went to 15 innings with Toronto ultimately getting the victory.
Starting for Boston will be Nathan Eovaldi. In 22 appearances (11 starts), the right-hander is 2-0 with a 6.03 ERA. He last pitched against the Orioles on Aug. 18 when he allowed five runs on three hits over two innings.
Righty Asher Wojciechowski has the mound for Baltimore. He posts a 3-8 record with a 5.31 ERA in 15 starts this season. In 11 2/3 innings against the Red Sox, he has allowed two runs on six hits and struck out 14.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends (Odds Shark)
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games
Boston are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Baltimore are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games this season
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 9 games against an opponent in the American League
Boston has played well against the struggling Orioles this season. I expect a similar result to the last time these teams played at Fenway, which resulted in a sweep by the Red Sox.