The Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox will meet tonight in the start of their series from Boston. All odds for this game can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
It has been a miserable year for the Boston Red Sox as after years of competing and winning they have been a doormat most of the year. The Red Sox are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 33-43 at home this season, and they are 18.5 games back in the AL East. For game one against the O’s Boston starts Jon Lester who has pitched better over the past month but who has lost two of his last three decisions. For the season Lester has allowed 196 hits and 103 earned runs while striking out 157 over 187.1 innings of work for a 4.95 ERA.
The Baltimore Orioles are the biggest surprise in baseball this season as they are comfortably in the post season as a Wildcard and have a chance to win the AL East. Baltimore is 7-3 in their last 10 games, 43-32 on the road this season, and they are a game back in the AL East and have a four game cushion in the wildcard. For game one against the Red Sox Baltimore starts Miguel Gonzalez who has lost two of his last three decisions. For the season Gonzalez has allowed 78 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 66 over 85.2 innings of work for a 3.57 ERA.
Boston is 6-16 in their last 22 games overall, 1-5 in their last six home games, and 5-2 in Lester’s last seven starts. Baltimore is 7-1 in their last eight game one of a series, 4-1 in their last five games against the AL East, and 6-2 in Gonzalez’s last eight starts. Baltimore has won 12 of the last 17 meetings of these two.
The Orioles are the better team right now so we will take them as slight moneyline underdogs on the road at the sportsbooks.