Red Sox vs. Orioles - 4/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (6-5) at Boston Red Sox (7-4)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:05 am (Fenway Park)
W Chen (0-0) (4.36) vs. J Masterson (1-0) (7.59)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -133 / Baltimore Orioles +123 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, NESN, MLB Network
The Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox end their four-game series Monday afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Orioles are relying on their offense that’s produced 12 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Orioles have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 21 hits and 16 RBI, while Chris Davis and Travis Snider have combined for 14 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles could win three of their first four series this season with a victory here. Wei-Yin Chen gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 4.35 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Chen is 5-3 with a 4.24 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look to get back on track after losing three of their last four games. The Red Sox pitching staff has let them down lately, as they’ve given up four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Red Sox have lost 10 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 15 hits and eight RBI, while Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have combined for 20 RBI. The Boston Red Sox haven’t lost a series all season and could keep that intact with a win here. Justin Masterson takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 7.59 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Masterson is 6-6 with a 5.53 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 11-3 in their last 14 Monday games and 0-4 in Chens last 4 starts as an underdog. The Red Sox are 8-17 in their last 25 home games and 7-1 in Mastersons last 8 home starts. The Orioles are 5-1 in Chens last 6 starts vs. Red Sox.
This game will be played very, very early, which means I expect both teams to come out a little flat. I'm going with the home team, as the Red Sox should have the advantage with the home crowd and the fact they're sleeping in their own bed with such an early start.