The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will kick off their weekend series tonight in Fenway Park. All MLB lines can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Boston Red Sox are still trying to find their identity in this early season. Although they are 7-3 in their last 10 games they have struggled at home this season going just 4-7. They currently sit 5.5 back and in last place in the division. David Ortiz has been the offensive star for the Red Sox thus far hitting .391 for the season. The Red Sox bullpen and starting staff have struggled equally and they are both pitching to ERA’s that are above 5.00. Jon Lester gets the start for the Red Sox tonight. Lester is coming off of his best outing of the season and the Sox are hoping he can build on that tonight.
The Orioles have been one of the surprises in baseball this season. Why? They have a pitching staff that has a 2.83 ERA as a club, which is excellent. Adam Jones and Matt Wieters are two solid contributors on offense and the offense and pitching combined is a big reason for their success this season. Baltimore will counter of the mound with Wei-Yin Chen. Chen has been good early on this season only having a 2.22 ERA.
Boston is 4-1 in their last five home games against a left handed starter, 11-26 in their last 37 games against the A.L. East, and 0-5 in Lester’s last five starts against the A.L. East. Baltimore is 7-0 in their lst seven road games against a left handed starter, 5-1 in their last six games against the A.L. East, and 1-5 in their last six games against a team with a losing record. Boston is 8-0 in Lester’s last 10 starts against Baltimore.
We like the under in this game as we expect both starting pitchers to pitch well online sportsbooks.