The MLB is back in action on Saturday evening as the Baltimore Orioles will clash with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts in game three of their four-game series. The Red Sox have taken the first three games against the Orioles this year. The Orioles will give the nod to Dylan Bundy and the Red Sox will start with the experienced pitcher Rick Porcello.
Baltimore Orioles Form
The Orioles have been struggling lately as they scored just one run against the Phillies and followed that up by notching just two runs in a 6-2 loss at Boston on Thursday. However, it seems that they were able to bounce back as they beat the Red Sox on Friday with a score of 7-4. This came as a surprise to many as the Red Sox are one of the best teams this year. Baltimore has averaged 3.65 runs per game and has allowed 6.15 runs per game on the road this year.
On the offensive side of their game, Baltimore has been in a below average form so far this season as they are placed on the 21st spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.09 runs per game, while also ranking 24th in hitting at .232 and 8th in homers with a total of 55 so far. On the mound, they have some poor stats as they head into this clash being on the 28th spot in the league in ERA at 5.09, while also ranking 29th in WHIP at 1.50 and 25th in K’s with 337.
Boston Red Sox Form
The Boston Red Sox won the first four games against Baltimore. The Red Sox have been dominant in the games against the Orioles as their offensive firepower showed its potential. However, hard-fought they lost the game on Friday night and they will aim to get back on track by winning this game. The Red Sox enjoyed a solid start of the season and their record so far is 30-14. They are tied with the Yankees at the top of the Division and it seems that it will be a hard-fought battle for the top sport till the end. The Red Sox have averaged 6.42 runs per game and have allowed 4.53 runs per game at their home ground this season so far.
On the offensive side of their game, the Red Sox have some very good stats as they are the 2nd best team in the league in scoring, putting up 5.41 runs per game, while also being the 1st team in hitting at .268 and the 2nd in homers with a total of 61 so far this season. On the mound, they have some solid stats as they are placed on the 9th spot in the league in ERA at 3.64, while also ranking 4th in WHIP at 1.18 and 2nd in K’s with 441.
The Orioles are having a hard time this season. Yet, they were able to pull one win against the Red Sox on Friday. On the other side, the Red Sox aim to be the best team in the division and they have been very good so far this season. I expect that Boston will bounce back after the unexpected loss on Friday. Boston is the 2nd best scoring team in the league and they have averaged 6.42 runs per game at home. I expect that the Red Sox will get back to winning ways in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox today on 5/19/2018 is: Take the Boston Red Sox -180 (money line bet)
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