Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/6/14
Baltimore Orioles (46-39) at Boston Red Sox (38-47)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
Kevin Gausman (R) (3-2) (3.857) vs. Jake Peavy (R) (1-7) (4.816)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -131 / Baltimore Orioles +121 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, NESN
The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The Orioles have won five of their last six games and are seen games above a .500 record. The Orioles continue to swing a hot bat, as they’ve scored four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. Nelson Cruz had five hits in Saturday’s win and Adam Jones has hit safely in nine straight games. Pitching wise, the Orioles have an ERA of 3.90, 19th in the majors. Kevin Gausman takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA and has 17 strikeouts in 28 innings. Gausman is 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in four career games against the Red Sox.
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The Red Sox have lost five of their last eight games and are nine games below .500. During those nine games, the Red Sox have scored more than three runs just three times. A lack of offensive production has been the Red Sox problems all season, as they’ve lost 15 of their last 21 games when failing to score more than three runs. Pitching, the Red Sox have an ERA of 3.87, 16th in all of baseball. Jake Peavy gets the nod, and he’s 1-7 with a 4.82 ERA and has 81 strikeouts in 104.2 innings. Peavy is 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA in five career starts against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Red Sox are 0-5 in Peavys last 5 starts as a favorite and 0-6 in Peavys last 6 starts.
It's tough to like the Red Sox with the way they've been playing, especially with a washed up pitcher such as Peavy on the mound. I'm taking the red hot Orioles and the plus money.