The standings show the Baltimore Orioles tied for the last wild card spot in the American League; however, the Boston Red Sox have been flatlining since the All-Star Break. let’s take a look at the Orioles vs Red Sox series odds.
You can’t put the Baltimore Orioles in the discussion of the best teams in the MLB, but a 23-8 run has put them tied for the last wild card spot with the Tampa Bay Rays (58-52), changing how the Orioles vs Red Sox series odds look.
Austin Voth (2-1, 5.53 era) gets the ball for the Orioles, Josh Winckowski (5-5, 4.68) for the Red Sox. Voth is making his ninth start with most of his work in 2022 has been out of the pen. Winckowski is 2-1 in his last 3 starts to go with a 5.54 era.
- Matchup: Baltimore Orioles (58-52) at Boston Red Sox (54-58)
- Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
- Television: MASN, NESN
Orioles Pit-Stop in Boston Before Showdown in Tampa
Our Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox series odds preview can’t start without acknowledging what the Orioles have done over their last 51 games and that’s winning a lot. In those games, the O’s have won 34 (.667) to boost themselves into the wild card discussion.
They’ll make a quick stop in Boston for a single game before heading to Tampa for a weekend series with the Rays, who they find themselves tied with for the last postseason spot. There was some discussion as to who was going to start tonight’s game after Dean Kremer was expected to get the start, but Orioles beat writers confirmed yesterday afternoon that Voth will toe the rubber.
Just keep an eye out because various sites still have Kremer listed after being scheduled to pitch yesterday against Toronto, a game that ended up being rained out. You should anticipate that player Brandon Hynes will hold him over to start game one of the Tampa Bay series. Maybe the next time we do an Orioles, Red Sox preview in eight days, we will be talking about Baltimore as one of the best teams in Major League Baseball.
Red Sox Have Plummeted in AL East Standings
With a payroll that kisses $200 million, you would expect the Red Sox to be among the best teams in baseball but since splitting a home series with the Yankees in early July, Boston went from being in the postseason discussion to losing 19 of their last 26 games to put them five games out of the dance in October.
The Sox have beaten Baltimore 8 of their last 11 meetings in Fenway, but Baltimore has won five of seven overall. Alex Cora’s team would be with the Baltimore Orioles standings if they were better against their own division, losing 35 of their last 52 games.
The Sox are 8-20 against teams with a winning record. From a trend perspective, there’s not much to point to that will give you confidence if you have the Red Sox on your betting ticket but the number is peculiar in the fact that Boston opened a -130 favorite (10 u -114). Experience tells us that this should give us pause when betting odds on Baltimore.
Bettors Lining Up to Take Underdog Orioles
Early wagering shows that both public and sharp money are coming in on the Baltimore Orioles. Not a surprise as we conclude our preview of tonight’s Red Sox vs Orioles one gamer that every sign points in the direction of Baltimore.
Experience tells us that even if the Orioles intend to make this a bullpen game, they should be an underdog than a consensus +112. Bettors will drive this number down all day so our official recommendation is to play the Red Sox at -130 because experience tells you that Baltimore likely has their minds already on that plane to Tampa, but wait as long as you can to allow the market to keep betting the Orioles so we don’t have to lay -130.Follow us on Twitter