Baltimore vs Boston MLB Free Picks

Posted by Aaron . on June 13, 2016 in

The Baltimore Orioles enter Fenway Park on Tuesday all tied up with the Boston Red Sox for first place in the American League East. The Orioles and Red Sox both sit at 36-26 after the Red Sox fell to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, 7-4, and the Orioles fell in Toronto on Sunday, 10-9. Two of the hottest pitchers in the American League, Chris Tillman and David Price, will be starting on the mound in what could become a tight pitchers’ duel. Find the latest MLB odds here.

Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox MLB Free Picks

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7:10pm Eastern time
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
TV: NESN, MASN2
Radio: WEEI 93.7 FM Boston
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Chris Tillman (8-1, 3.01 ERA) (BAL) vs David Price (7-3, 4.63 ERA) (BOS)

 

 

Why should you bet on Baltimore?

Chris Tillman has been immune to the pitching problems that have plagued much of the rest of the Orioles’ staff lately. In his last start out, he struck out nine and kept the Kansas City Royals scoreless through 7 innings. He has not lost a start since April 14. In his 18 career starts against the Red Sox, he has a record of 9-3 and an ERA of 2.84. As strong as David Price has been for Boston, Mark Trumbo (.364, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 22 AB), Matt Wieters (.325, 1 Hr, 3 RBI, 40 AB) and Manny Machado (1 HR in 22 AB) will be glad to see him.

Why should you put your money on the Red Sox?

The Orioles scored 21 runs in their weekend series in Toronto, but they still got swept. Why? Because the Blue Jays scored 25, and won two one-run games and a two-run game. It’s not like the Orioles aren’t scoring, but the simple fact is that the O’s pitching staff is throwing a lot of BP stuff right now. This is a problem that the Red Sox were going through a couple of weeks ago but seem to have figured things out a bit — while the Orioles are giving up runs left and right. David Price has only permitted four runs in his last 15 innings on the hill, bringing his ERA down a bit.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

It’s hard to get swept over the weekend, dropping two one-run games, and then come out fighting with momentum. I like Price to outduel Tillman in this one and for the Red Sox to surge into first place with a 5-2 win.