MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

Jeff GrantContributor IJuly 26, 2013

MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

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    The Baltimore Orioles are 6-1 in their last seven home games against the Boston Red Sox, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Friday as the two teams face off at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Orioles are minus-120 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at nine in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League East matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.  

Boston Red Sox

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    The Boston Red Sox are 11-11 as road underdogs of plus-100 to plus-125 this season, with the UNDER going 11-10-1 in that situation.

    Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey is 5-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 10 road starts versus the Baltimore Orioles. 

Baltimore Orioles

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    The Baltimore Orioles went 4-3 on their recent seven-game road trip, which ended with a 7-1 setback as minus-138 favorites on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.

    Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman is 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA in his last three starts versus the Boston Red Sox. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Baltimore Orioles in the first five innings, as they've won 11 of Chris Tillman's last 12 home starts versus teams with a winning record.

    MLB Pick: Baltimore Orioles minus-120 First Five Innings


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