Take Orioles -130 Over the Red Sox for MLB Pick

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:34 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2014 12:34 PM UTC

Our MLB betting odds expert analyzes the AL East affair between Baltimore/Boston tonight. Read this informative sports betting article which concludes with a MLB money line free pick.

AL East Battle at Fenway
The Red Sox will host the Orioles tonight at Fenway Park in Boston with the first pitch slated for 7:10 PM ET. According to MLB odds, the Orioles are a -130 money line road favorite, and the posted total is 9.0. The Orioles have gone 16-9 at Fenway Park during the past 3-seasons. These clubs have seen 5 of their 7 meetings this year go over the total.


The Starting Pitchers
The Orioles will go with right-hander Chris Tillman tonight. Tillman has flown under the radar this season for the Orioles. He’s gone a terrific 21-9 against the money on the year with a solid 3.30 ERA. In 3-starts versus the Red Sox in 2014, Tillman has a stellar 2.81 ERA, and has gone 2-1 against the money.

The Red Sox send their right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to the mound tonight. The youngster has started 4-games for the Red Sox since being promoted from the Pawtucket Red Sox of the AAA International League. In his 4-starts in the majors, he’s posted a lofty 4.63 ERA. Ranaundo has shown a vulnerability to allowing the long ball by surrendering 5 home runs in 23 1/3 innings of work.


Orioles on the Cusp of the AL East Title
The Orioles entered this series having won 10 of their last 14-games. They lead the AL East by 9.5 games over the 2nd place New York Yankees. Barring a monumental collapse of epic proportions, they will be crowned the AL East division champs. The Orioles have gone a super 62-32 (.660) in night games this season.


Playing out the String
The Red Sox came into this series dead last in the AL East 20.5 games behind the Orioles. This is a far cry from the club that won the 2013 World Series. Gone are starting pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Jake Peavy who all began the season as part of the Red Sox rotation. The Red Sox have continued to play hard going 7-6 over their last 13-games.


Final Analysis
Chris Tillman has pitched well in his 14 career starts versus Boston. The Orioles are gearing up for the postseason, and the Red Sox are counting the days to the offseason. That says it all.

Free MLB Pick: Orioles -130 over the Red Sox at Pinnacle

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