MLB Betting Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Monday, April 15, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
When: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM
Where: Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
Money Line: Boston -255 | Baltimore +211
Betting Total: 11
This game is being played at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts with the first pitch scheduled to take place bright and early at 11:05 AM Eastern Standard Time.
WagerWeb have set the money line for this game at Boston -255, Baltimore +211 and total for Over/Under plays at 11 runs.
The Baltimore Orioles were expected to be the worst team in all of the Major League but someone must have forgot to tell this young squad that they are suppose to lose all of their games. The O’s have started out the season with a record of 6-10 and are actually not playing bad baseball.
They have scored the 11th most runs in the MLB and with the exception of having a lack of power, they really aren’t playing bad. The team definitely lacks the power, as they are 30th right now in the Majors for Home Runs but they are getting the job done by being aggressive on the bases and getting base hits.
The Orioles will send newly acquired pitcher Dan Straily to the mound on Monday morning. Straily got his first start of the year last week against Oakland and gave up 5-earned runs. Straily now has a 19.29 ERA over 4.2 innings and much like years past, he has started out with some major struggles. The only reason he is starting on the Orioles is due to the fact that Alex Cobb is injured and the O’s really don’t have a back-up starter.
If Straily struggles again on Monday, his time with the O’s as a starter may be short-lived. The O’s aren’t really in the position to rely to heavily on their bullpen so expect them to try out some younger pitchers early in the season to prevent issues with pitching.
Boston Red Sox
If I told you that the Boston Red Sox would go from being a World Series winning team in 2018 to a last place team in 2019, would you have believed me? The answer is probably NO but that is exactly what has happened this year with the Bo-Sox.
Boston has really struggled going just 4-6 in their last 10 games and posting a record of 6-10 overall on the season. To make matters even worse, the Red Sox have not beat one team this year in a series.
They have lost 3 of 4 against Seattle, the lost 3 of 4 against Oakland, they lost 2 of 3 against Arizona and split the series with Toronto 1-1 before hosting the Baltimore Orioles. A win over the Orioles today would be a step in the right direction as they head off on the road for the next 5 games against New York and Tampa Bay.
High Scoring Affair On Tap Monday Morning
Straily is a really really really bad pitcher! He is giving up a ton of runs and now faces one of the most potent offenses in all of baseball. They may not look at impressive right now to start out but this lineup is going to catch fire and when they do, they will score a lot of runs! This is the ideal spot for Boston to get back on track and put some runs on the board. Play the Over here!