Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/25/2020
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+157) Red Sox (-175)
The Baltimore Orioles visit Fenway Park on Saturday to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Alex Cobb for the Orioles and Martin Perez for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +157 and Boston at -175. The Orioles had a 80-71-11 over/under record and a 54-108-0 run line mark last season. The Red Sox were 84-78-0 against the run line and had a 90-67-5 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles were 80-71-11 against the over/under last year
The Baltimore Orioles were 54-108-0 against the run line last season
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox were 90-67-5 against the over/under last year
The Boston Red Sox were 84-78-0 against the run line last season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
7/24/2020 Ramon Urias 2B Lower Leg Probable for Jul 24
7/23/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/23/2020 John Means SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/23/2020 Dillon Tate RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/21/2020 Chance Sisco C Triceps Probable for Jul 24
7/20/2020 Stevie Wilkerson CF Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/20/2020 Anthony Santander RF Not Injury Related Probable for Jul 24
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
7/13/2020 Ty Blach RP Elbow Out for the season
7/12/2020 Jose Iglesias SS Back Probable for Jul 24
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
7/23/2020 Eduardo Rodriguez SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/20/2020 Josh Taylor RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/20/2020 Darwinzon Hernandez RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/19/2020 Collin McHugh SP Opt Out Out for the season
7/7/2020 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/28/2020 Chris Sale SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles had a 54-108 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb had a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 10.95 and a WHIP of 1.87. He had 8 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he gave up 21 hits. He allowed 15.3 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 11.89. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.79 and they gave up 695 base hits on the year. Teams hit .268 against the bullpen while striking out 625 hitters and walking 295 batters. As a team, Baltimore allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They were 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.59. The Orioles pitchers collectively gave up 1,544 base hits and 897 earned runs last year. They allowed 305 home runs last season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff walked 561 batters and struck out 1,248. They walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit was 5.56.
As a team Baltimore hit .246, good for 20th in the league. The Orioles held a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which was good for 24th in baseball. They ranked 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Chris Davis hit .179 with an on-base percentage of .276 last year. He had 55 hits last season in 307 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .326 and an OPS+ of 60. Renato Nunez hit .244 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .311. He totaled 132 hits and he drove in 90 men in 541 at bats. His OPS+ was 101 while his slugging percentage was at .460. The Orioles had 1,379 hits last season, including 252 doubles and 213 home runs. Baltimore walked 462 times last year and they struck out 1,435 times as a unit. They left 1,063 men on base and had a team OPS of .725. They scored 4.5 runs per contest and scored a total of 729 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston had a 84-78 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 5.12, Martin Perez had a 10-7 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He had 135 strikeouts over the 165.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 184 hits. He allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.66. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.40 and they gave up 599 base hits on the year. Teams hit .235 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers struck out 776 batters and walked 324 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They were 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Red Sox pitchers as a team surrendered 1,423 base knocks and 768 earned runs last season. They gave up 215 home runs last year, which ranked 18th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff walked 605 hitters and struck out 1,633 batters. They gave up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they struck out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.38 while their FIP as a staff was 4.28.
As a team, they batted .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Red Sox held a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which was good for 3rd in baseball. They ranked 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup after batting .304 with an OBP of .383 last season. He had 175 hits last year along with 105 RBI in 575 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .557 with an OPS+ of 140. Jackie Bradley Jr hit .225 last season and he had an OBP of .317. He collected 111 hits in 494 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He had an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Red Sox as a unit had 1,554 base hits last season, including 345 doubles and 245 homers. Boston walked 590 times last year and they struck out on 1,382 occasions. They left 1,170 men on base and had an OPS of .806. They scored 5.56 runs per game and totaled 901 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+157)
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