Baltimore Orioles versus Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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From Major League Baseball on Friday night over national television it will be an AL East affair as the Baltimore Orioles make the trip northeast to battle the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles and Red Sox will get things started from Boston at 7PM Eastern Time over MLB Network.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home team Boston Red Sox favored by -128 odds with the return on the road underdog Baltimore Orioles at +118 odds. The run total is lined at 8 runs. Those who lay the -1 ½ runs with the Boston Red Sox on the run line will lay +160 odds. Bettors who choose the +1 ½ run head start with the Baltimore Orioles will have to lay -190 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching matchup for Game 1 of this series will feature right hander Chris Tillman as he will oppose righty John Lackey for the Boston Red Sox. Both pitchers are in good form. The Tillman is 1-1 this season with an ERA of 0.84 and WHIP of 0.84. Lackey is 2-1 with an ERA of 3.86 and WHIP of 1.12. The Orioles are to a 7-7 start while the Red Sox has struggled early at 7-9 on the young season.

After losing three of four games last weekend to the New York Yankees the Red Sox bounced back winning two of three to the Chicago White Sox in very cold weather. Boston is off to a slow start to the season offensively as the club pushes across 3.90 runs per game and has a team batting average of .232 which ranks in the lower third of baseball in both categories.

Baltimore enters this game after sweeping two over the Tampa Bay Rays holding the Rays to just one run total in the two games. Baltimore has hit well to open the year as the Orioles have a team batting average of .260. The Orioles are 3-3 on the road thus far.

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