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Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/15/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Date & Time Saturday June 15, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Camden Yards
Baltimore, MD
The Line
Boston Red Sox: -1.5 (-155) / Baltimore Orioles: 1.5 (+135)
TV Channel
MASN, NESN
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The Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles meet in game two of their three game AL East division set from Camden Yards in MLB action on Saturday.

The Boston Red Sox will look to keep the momentum going after winning game one on Friday by a final score of 13-2. Michael Chavis and J.D. Martinez each had a home run and three RBIs with Martinez adding a pair of homers while going 3 for 4. Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two RBIs with Holt and JBJ adding a homer while JBJ added a double as well. Christian Vazquez contributed a solo homer of his own to round out Boston’s scoring as a team in the rout, while Rafael Devers went 3 for 4 and Eduardo Nunez contributed a base hit as well in the victory. Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run on six hits while striking out four over seven innings of work to improve his record to 7-4 with the win. Chris Sale will start game two and is 2-7 with a 3.52 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sale is 7-2 with a 2.54 ERA and 123 strikeouts against Baltimore.

The Baltimore Orioles will look for a bounce back performance after Friday’s series opening beatdown. Trey Mancini went 2 for 4 with a solo home run while Keon Broxton went 2 for 3 with an RBI to round out Baltimore’s scoring as a team in the loss. Pedro Severino went 2 for 4 with a double while Anthony Santander added a two-bagger of his own. Jonathan Villar and Chris Davis chipped in base hits as well to cap off the O’s offense in the loss. Luis Ortiz gave up four runs on four hits while walking five and striking out three, taking the loss to fall to 0-1 on the year. Dylan Bundy will start game two and is 3-7 with a 4.50 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bundy is 3-7 with a 5.08 ERA and 53 strikeouts against Boston.

Boston is 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 17-4 in Sale’s last 21 road starts against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. Baltimore is 5-22 in Bundy’s last 27 division starts and 17-46 in their last 63 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a left-handed starter. Boston is 7-1 in Sale’s last 8 starts against Baltimore and 5-0 in Sale’s last 5 road starts against Baltimore while Baltimore is 0-7 in Bundy’s last 7 starts against Boston and 0-4 in Bundy’s last 4 home starts against the Red Sox.

The plus money is tempting with a home dog, but the issue is that Baltimore hasn’t played well enough to warrant any value in that spot. Bundy has given up three runs in five of his last six starts, went 0-3 with a 5.20 ERA in five starts against Boston last season and has a career ERA against the Red Sox that’s double what Sale has against Baltimore in his career. The Red Sox have been solid offensively lately and Sale hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last two starts totalling 16 innings of work, so I’ll side with Boston here and to negate the heavy line, I’ll side with the Red Sox on the RL.

Pick:
Boston Red Sox: -1.5 (-155)

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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