AL East Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

by Dirty on September 27, 2011

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

The Red Sox will give the ball to starter Erik Bedard in this one. Lefthander Bedard is 5-9 this season with a 3.50 ERA.

Starting this game for the Orioles will be Zachary Britton. The lefthander has a 4.44 ERA to go along with a 11-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 175-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

Boston lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Orioles on September 26. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +183 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Boston: 89-71 SU
Baltimore: 68-92 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore’s last 10 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Baltimore home to Boston, Wednesday, September 28

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