Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox - 9/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (88-64) at Baltimore Orioles (82-70)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
D Price (16-8) (3.91) vs. C Tillman (16-6) (3.72)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +128 / Boston Red Sox -138 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, NESN
The Baltimore Orioles need a win versus the Boston Red Sox to end their series Thursday.
The Boston Red Sox are refusing to lose as they try to solidify their grip on the American League East top spot. The Red Sox have been one of the hottest teams in the game and didn’t slow down in Wednesday’s 5-1 win at Baltimore for their 9th win in eleven contests. Boston starter Clay Buchholz gave up the lone run on three hits and two BB over seven frames to get the win. The Red Sox mustered six hits and four walks with Andrew Beninteni cracking a three run homer. The Red Sox hand the ball to left hander David Price to start at Baltimore on Thursday. Price did not get a decision in a 6-5 win versus the Yankees with all five runs allowed on nine hits over six frames.
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The Baltimore Orioles are third in the American League East but I think too many more losses and the Wild Card might be their only shot at the playoffs. The Orioles dropped a huge game in the standing Wednesday and they can blame a defense that allowed five unearned runs. O’s starter Ubaldo Jimenez gave up two runs on four hits and four BB through 5.1 innings before Brad Brach was charged with three runs in 2/3 of an inning. The Birds were held to four hits and two walks with Adam Jones driving in Jonathan Schoop. Chris Tillman toes the rubber for series finale’ versus the visiting Red Sox on Thursday. Tillman comes off a 5-2 defeat to Tampa Bay with three runs allowed on four Hits in 5.2 frames.
The under is 25-12 in Boston’s last 37 road games and Boston are 8-0 in Price’s last 8 starts while the over is 11-1 in Price’s last 12 starts overall. The under is 41-15-1 in Baltimore’s last 57 on grass and is 45-20-1 in their last 66 overall while going 33-16-2 in their last 51 home games. Baltimore are 13-3 in Tillman’s last 16 starts versus Boston and the under is 10-4 in Tillman’s last 14 starts versus Boston. I think Baltimore is done with a loss so yeah, this is a homer call…