Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction 5/27/2024

The Boston Red Sox (27-26) travel to face off against the Baltimore Orioles (33-18) on Monday, May 27th. This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore and televised on NESN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 1:05 ET.

Red Sox vs Orioles

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Heading into their last game vs. the Brewers, the Red Sox closed out the series with a 2-1 win. Leading up to the game, they were the heavy favorite at -144. Offensively, the Red Sox only scored two runs but did so on nine hits. Wilyer Abreu went 3/4 with a run scored and Ceddanne Rafaela was 2/3 with a run scored.

Tanner Houck put together a good start for the Red Sox, going six innings and giving up just one earned run, and picking up the win. Boston’s bullpen closed things out with Kenley Jansen picking up the save.

Boston is nine games behind the Yankees in the AL East, and they are 27-26 overall with a 4-6 record against other AL East teams. The Red Sox are on the road today vs. the Orioles, and they are 16-11 on the road this year.

The Red Sox have won four straight games as the road underdog, and they are 10-10 as the road underdog this year. As the favorite, Boston is 14-11 this year, and they lost their most recent series vs. the Brewers. Heading into today’s game, the Red Sox have an overall series record of 8-8-1.

When the Red Sox are on the road, they have been a solid bet against the run line, going 17-10. They have covered the run line in four straight games and are 17-11 against the run line as the underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is +4.3, while it drops to -3.2 in losses.

The Red Sox are on the road against the Orioles today, with the over/under line set at 8.5 runs. Boston’s games have averaged 8.2 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 19-30. When the line is set at 8.5 runs, their over/under record is 9-10. So far this season, 11 of their games have had an over/under line set at 8.5 runs, which accounts for 20.8% of their games. Their current under streak stands at 3 games.

Cooper Criswell Gets The Start For The Red Sox

Right-hander Cooper Criswell gets the start for the Red Sox today as he faces the Orioles on the road. Criswell has made seven starts and eight appearances this season, coming away with a no-decision in each of his last four outings. In his most recent start, he went 5 1/3 innings vs. the Rays, giving up two earned runs, six hits, and one homer. Looking at his overall numbers, Criswell has a record of 2-1, an ERA of 2.86, and WHIP of 1.12. Opposing batters are hitting .233 off Criswell this season. Per nine innings, he is averaging 8.83 strikeouts and 2.08 walks.

Red Sox Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Red Sox are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 15th in the league. They have been a better offensive team on the road this season, averaging 4.9 runs per game. Boston’s offense is 8th in the league in home runs and has the 10th best team batting average in the league at .243. Collectively, the Red Sox are 8th in slugging and 9th in OPS.

Rafael Devers is 2nd on the Red Sox with 24 RBIs and has 10 homers this season, which is 8th in the league. However, he is hitting just .212 over his last nine games. Ceddanne Rafaela has the team’s best home run total at 28, but has a batting average of just .208. Tyler O’Neill is also near the top of the league in homers, as his 11 long balls are the best mark on the team and 7th in the MLB.

Heading into their last game vs. the White Sox, the Orioles closed out the series with a 4-1 win. Leading up to thethe game, they were the heavy favorite at -166. Offensively, the Orioles only had six hits but scored four runs. Adley Rutschman was hot at the plate, going 2/4 with a homer and two RBIs.

Kyle Bradish got the start for the Orioles, going seven innings, and didn’t give up a run. He also issued just four walks and struck out 11 White Sox batters. The Orioles’s bullpen closed things out, and Craig Kimbrel picked up the save.

Baltimore is 33-18 overall this season, and they are 2-0 in the AL East. The Orioles are riding a four-game winning streak, and they are 2 games behind the Yankees for the division lead. Baltimore has been good against other AL East teams, putting up a record of 7-2 so far.

So far, the Orioles have been good both at home and on the road, as they are 17-10 at home and 16-8 on the road. They have also been good as the favorite this season, going 26-16, and they are 7-2 as the underdog. The Orioles’ overall series record is 11-4-2 this year.

The Orioles are 28-23 against the run line this season, and they have covered the run line in four straight games. They are 14-13 at home against the run line and 14-10 on the road. Baltimore is 21-21 against the run line as the favorite and 7-2 as the underdog. The Orioles’ average run margin this season is +1.2 runs per game.

The Orioles have played in 45 games this season, and their games have gone over the total in 25 of them. Their games have had an average of 8.7 runs per game, and the over/under line for today’s game is set at 8.5 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs this season, the over has hit in 10 of those 17 games. So far this season, 13 of the Orioles’ games have had higher over/under lines than 8.5 runs, while 21 have had lower lines.

Cole Irvin Gets The Start For The Orioles

Cole Irvin will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing out of the bullpen, as he gets the start for the Orioles today vs. the Red Sox. In his last outing, he took the loss, giving up three earned runs in 3 1/3 innings of work. Before that outing, he had picked up the win in two straight starts. His ERA for the season is 3.15, along with a record of 4-2. Opponents are batting .240 off Irvin this season. So far, he has made three quality starts and is averaging 5.91 strikeouts per nine innings.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

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Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson have been the Orioles’ top two power threats this season, as Henderson’s 17 homers are 2nd in the league and Rutschman’s 10 homers are 8th in the MLB. Rutschman is also batting .300 for the season, while Henderson comes in at .264. Over his last nine games, Henderson has gone 8/30 with four homers and eight RBIs. Ryan Mountcastle is currently on a five-game hitting streak for the Orioles.

Overall, the Orioles have been one of the league’s best offensive teams, as they are 2nd in home runs and 4th in runs per game (4.9). As a team, they are batting .242, which is 11th in the league. Baltimore is also 2nd in isolated power and have the league’s top slugging percentage. Their team on-base percentage of .302 is 18th in the league.

Red Sox vs Orioles Prediction

Our prediction for this Red Sox vs. Orioles matchup is to take the Orioles on the money line at -156. We actually have the Red Sox finishing with more runs than the Orioles, but with Cole Irvin having a better chance of picking up a win than Cooper Criswell, we are recommending you take the Orioles to win.

Looking at the lineups, the Orioles are projected to finish with the fourth most home runs in the league today, and they are also projected to have more hits than the Red Sox. If you’re looking for a final score prediction, we have this one finishing with a 5.1 to 5 advantage for the Orioles.

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