AL East Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

by Dirty on September 28, 2011

Boston Red Sox Betting Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Wednesday when the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles meet at Camden Yards.

Jon Lester will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Lefthander Lester is 15-9 this season with a 3.49 ERA.

Lester’s opponent in this one will be Alfredo Simon. The Orioles righthander has a 4.90 ERA to go along with a 3-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 195-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Last time out for Boston, they were an 8-7 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -155 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Boston: 90-71 SU
Baltimore: 68-93 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 11 games on the road
Boston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baltimore’s last 11 games
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Baltimore is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games

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