Orioles -126 on Road vs. Red Sox for MLB Picks

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:33 PM GMT

Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014 12:33 PM GMT

The Boston Red Sox have a losing record against the Baltimore Orioles dating back to the start of last season, which provides a ton of value for the home team Wednesday night. Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this American League East matchup at Oriole Park.

Tripping up away from home
Boston picked up a 1-0 victory over Baltimore as +112 underdogs Tuesday, but the club has still dropped six of eight on its current nine-game road trip. 

The Red Sox are 13-15 versus the Orioles dating back to the start of the 2013 campaign—outscoring them by a 116-104 margin over that span.

It’s important to point out that the club is 13-19 versus division opponents this season, with the UNDER going 17-15 in that situation.


Fallen into a pattern
Baltimore has alternated wins and losses over its last five games, but the franchise lands in a great spot in this affair—posting a 30-13 record as home favorites of -125 to -150 the last two-plus seasons.

The Orioles desperately need to get third baseman Manny Machado going offensively, as he’s hitting .222 on the season and is hitless in his last 14 at-bats.

MLB handicappers will find that the franchise is 6-4 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the UNDER cashing in nine of those 10 opportunities.


 De La Rosa
Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (1-1, 2.84 ERA) will be making his third appearance of the season, as he was handed a 6-2 road defeat by the Detroit Tigers last Friday—allowing four runs and nine hits over 5.2 innings of work.

The right-hander allowed a single run in registering two outs in his only previous appearance versus the Orioles, while he’s compiled a 3.14 ERA in eight career games versus AL East opponents.


Chen
Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (6-2, 4.13 ERA) didn’t earn a decision in a 4-3 setback at home to the Oakland Athletics, as he surrendered two runs and five hits over 6.2 innings of work.

The left-hander is 2-1 with a 3.69 ERA in six home games—issuing five walks and striking out 24 batters in 39 combined frames.

Chen has compiled a 1-1 record and 4.24 ERA in three career home starts versus the defending World Series champions.

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Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Orioles as one of their MLB picks, as they’ve won seven of Chen’s last nine efforts as a home favorite of -110 to -150.

MLB Pick:  Baltimore Orioles

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