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Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles - 5/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Baltimore Orioles (13-30) at Boston Red Sox (30-14)
Date & Time Friday May 18, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Boston Red Sox -179 / Baltimore Orioles +169 --- Over/Under: 10
TV Channel
NESN, MAS2
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The Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The Baltimore Orioles look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Orioles have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 18 of their last 20 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Manny Machado leads the Orioles with 56 hits and 40 RBI while Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have combined for 86 hits and 37 RBI. Alex Cobb gets the ball, and he is 0-5 with a 7.06 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Cobb is 6-5 with a 4.02 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Boston Red Sox also look for a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Boston Red Sox have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 56 hits and 38 RBI while Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 101 hits and 57 RBI. Drew Pomeranz gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.47 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 2-3 with a 3.34 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

The Orioles are 7-16 in their last 23 Friday games, 16-37 in their last 53 during game 2 of a series and 0-6 in Cobbs last 6 starts. The Red Sox are 17-7 in their last 24 Friday games, 15-5 in Pomeranzs last 20 home starts and 17-7 in Pomeranzs last 24 starts. The Orioles are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-0-1 in Pomeranzs last 5 starts vs. Orioles.

The Orioles have not won a game when Cobb has pitched this season and in 29.1 innings, he's allowing a .371 batting average. On the road this season, Cobb has an ERA of 7.11 and an allowed batting average of .364. No, thank you. Pomeranz has had his struggles as well, allowing three or more runs in four of his five starts, and he has an ERA over five with an allowed batting average .341 at home. Both of these pitchers have been downright awful for the most part. So instead of picking a side, I'm going with the over, as both offenses should have a field day.

Pick:
Over 10

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