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Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Picks, Predictions, Odds

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Analysis

The Red Sox and Orioles will meet up at Bowman Field for the 2022 MLB Little League Classic in Willamsport, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 21st.

The Red Sox are 60-61 overall and 31-31 on the road, which ranks last in the American League East standings, trailing the first-placed Yankees by 13.5 games. The Orioles are in fourth place in the AL East with a 62-58 overall record, which has been aided by a robust 34-23 mark at home.

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Prediction

The Red Sox send RHP Nick Pivetta to the hill against Baltimore’s 17th ranked scoring offense on Sunday night (4.29 RSPG), who’s arguably having the best campaign of his six-year career sitting 9-9 with a 4.28 ERA across 24 starts this season (1.29 WHIP), which already includes an excellent outing against the Orioles (6 IP, 1 ER); and a bumpy one (4.1 IP, 3 ER).

On the other hand, the Orioles send RHP Dean Kremer to the mound against Boston’s 10th ranked scoring offense tonight (4.50 RSPG), who’s also overachieved this season sitting 5-4 with a 3.48 ERA across 13 starts for Baltimore (1.29 WHIP), which is an enormous upgrade from his career 6-12 record and 5.24 ERA (1.44 WHIP).

I’ll take the over here, as Kremer has tossed five innings or less and surrendered three runs or more in five of his last eight appearances for the Orioles (3-3, 5.10 ERA), which already includes a lackluster performance against Boston (5.2 IP, 4 ER); setting the stage for a relatively high-scoring battle against the Red Sox and Pivetta, who’s 1-4 with a 6.64 ERA across his last eight starts (1.67 WHIP)

Score Prediction: Red Sox 6, Orioles 5
Best Bet: Over 8.5 (-110)

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Odds

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Resources

  • Date: Sunday, August 22, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East
  • Venue: Bowman Field
  • Location: Williamsport, PA
  • Time-TV: 7:00 p.m. ET – ESPN

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Current Form

The Red Sox have now won back-to-back series over the Yankees and Pirates which has culminated in victories in five of their last eight games. The Orioles won their previous series against the Blue Jays 2-1, which included a solid outing from Kremer on August 16th. Prior to their series against Toronto, the Orioles dropped two-of-three matchups against Tampa Bay, bringing Baltimore to a 4-5 mark across the last nine games.

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Pitching Matchup

Boston: Nick Pivetta (9-9, 4.28 ERA)

Nick Pivetta takes the mound his 25th start of the season for Boston in this contest. He comes in 9-9 with a 4.28 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, 50 walks and 130 strikeouts over 136.2 innings of work on the year. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a win over Pittsburgh in his previous start on August 16th. During his winning performance, Pivetta tossed seven shutout innings en route to an 5-3 Red Sox' victory. Pivetta owns a 5-4 record in eight road starts this season, which includes a 4.04 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, 24 walks, and 66 strikeouts in 69 innings of work.

Baltimore: Dean Kremer (5-4, 3.58 ERA)

Dean Kremer is on the hill for the Orioles in this contest making his 14th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, 16 walks and 55 strikeouts over 70.1 innings of work this season. Kremer won his last start, which came on the road in Toronto on August 16th. He threw seven innings and allowed two run on seven hits and six strikeouts. Pitching on the road this season, Kremer is 3-2 with a 3.72 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, eight walks and 28 strikeouts over 38.2 innings in seven starts.

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The Orioles own a slight 6-5 edge over Boston in their season series, however, the Red Sox will look to even things up in Willamsport on Sunday night.

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