Boston at Baltimore- MLB Monday Pick

BetAnySports Moneyline: Boston -120    Baltimore +110

BetAnySports Total Line: 9

 

ESPN + featured matchup this Monday night is an AL East tilt between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in a scheduled 7:05 p.m. (ET) start at Camden Yards. This is Game 1 of this week’s three-game set.

 

Boston at Baltimore Game Preview

 

Boston has already won six of its first seven games against its division rivals this season, but all seven games were played at Fenway Park. The Red Sox are 44-22 overall and a half game in back of the New York Yankees for the division lead. However, they are an even 5-5 over their last 10 games after dropping two of three games against the Chicago White Sox this weekend at home as heavy favorites in all three contests on BetAnySports’ closing line. The total has stayed UNDER in their last six games.

 

As part of the second-best ERA in the American League at 3.52, Boston will turn to Steven Wright as its starter for Monday’s series opener. Pitching out of the bullpen for most of the season, the right hander made his debut as a starter last Tuesday and did not disappoint. Wright went a full seven innings and held Detroit scoreless on two hits to pick up the win.

 

Baltimore continues to slide in the wrong direction with just two victories in its last 10 games. It was swept 4-0 in an extended weekend series on the road against Toronto while getting outscored 27-11 over the four games. The total went OVER nine runs with BetAnySports in Sunday’s 13-3 beatdown after staying UNDER in 11 of the Orioles’ previous 13 games. They are 19-45 overall with a 10-18 record at home.

 

Dylan Bundy is scheduled to get the start for Baltimore on Monday night and he is coming off his best outing of the year. The right hander picked up the win against the New York Mets last Wednesday after pitching seven innings of shutout ball on three hits. His ERA on the year is now 4.04 through 13 starts with a 1.26 WHIP.

 

Boston at Baltimore Free Game Prediction

 

The UNDER on BetAnySports looks pretty good given each starter’s current form, but I am going with Boston on the road as a slight favorite. The Red Sox have owned the Orioles this season and I see that trend continuing on Monday night.